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US Commission on Civil Rights 2016 Hearing, held in Walnut Cove, NC: Examining Health and Environmental Issues Related to Coal Ash Disposal in North Carolina. Entire audio of hearing testimony here by panelists, affected residents, community leaders. Full transcript of 4/7/16 USCCR Hearing here, with highlights on the need to cover healthcare costs.

Creative Advocacy and Oral History in Issues of Health, Cancers, and Coal Ash Disposal.” U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. Federal docket submission on behalf of UNC IRB 15-2371, Breast Cancer Action, NAACP NC. May 2016

With "Oral Histories addendum: Danielle Bailey-Lash, Shuntailya Imani Graves, James and Priscilla Smith"

For compilation of USCCR's submission to office of U.S. President and U.S. Congress, 2016 federal report: Environmental Justice: Examining the Environmental Protection Agency Compliance and Enforcement of Title VI and E.O. 12,898

More information on coal ash in Walnut Cove, Walnut Tree, Stokes Co., NC:

3 minute mini-documentary: At What Cost? Stokes County NC residents near Belews Creek Steam Station

7 minute mini-documentary: Residents' organizing to improve conditions for themselves and their kids, while living near coal ash waste--Climate Listening Project, "The Story We Want" with Tracey Brown Edwards, Caroline Rutledge Armijo" 

The Lilies Project, ArtPlace America "Creative Place Making Fund" National Award Winner for Stokes Co. Team - 2017-20


"Clinical Care Implications of Environmental Health Injustices" Nov 2017 for Intensive Integration Curriculum (200 Clinical Application Phase Medical Students + Interdisciplinary Faculty, UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine)

Featuring Naeema Muhammed, Co-Founder, Director NC Environmental Justice Network; Dr. Snehal Patel, Duke University School of Medicine; Libby McClure, UNC-CH School of Public Health Epidemiology; Marie Garlock UNC-CH Communication for Health + Social Change (panelist + co-organizer with faculty),

Danielle Bailey Lash (stage III brain tumor, diagnosed 35 y/o), November 2017, Clinical Interaction in Coal Ash Communities, 12 min, key portion 1:24-7:28 

1:00-1:24 -- clinical support for health insurance coverage

1:24-7:28 -- clinical interaction regarding coal ash information and concerns the patient brought to providers

7:29-12:25 -- local context of coal ash in rural NC communities, e.g., cooling lake becomes recreation destination, sustenance fishing from contaminated lakes; coal ash from containment ponds seeps into groundwater, drinking water, etc

NC ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PDF Complete Booklet 2017 NC Environmental Justice Issues

Directions to Old Clinic Auditorium, UNC School of Medicine:

PDF of Step by Step through Health Sciences Library to Old Clinic Auditorium