Demanding Justice in New Jersey Podcast S1 E5 - Newark Public Library

Demanding Justice in New Jersey Podcast S1 E5

Season 1 Episode 5

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Fighting Incinerators and More in 1980s Newark

This episode is a conversation about the history of environmental justice struggles in the Ironbound neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey, with longtime community organizer Nancy Zak. Nancy discusses strategies for aspiring community organizers as well. 

As mentioned in the podcast episode, the Ironbound Community Corporation (ICC) has been vital to developing environmental justice organizing in the neighborhood since the early 1970s. The ICC empowers individuals, families, and groups to realize their aspirations and create a just, vibrant, and sustainable community together.

To learn more about the ICC’s work, check out their website linked here: 

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