Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ) was founded in 1992 in collaboration with community environmental groups and universities within the region to address issues of environmental justice. The DSCEJ Community/University Partnership, under the auspices of Dillard University in New Orleans, provides opportunities for communities, scientific researchers, and decision makers to collaborate on programs and projects that promote the rights of all peoples to be free from environmental harm as it impacts health, jobs, housing, education, and general quality of life.

Who We Are:
...”The DSCEJ has developed and embraces a model for community partnership that is called ‘communiversity.’ This model emphasizes a collaborative management or partnership between universities and communities. The partnership promotes bilateral understanding and mutual respect between community residents and academicians...
The essence of this approach is an acknowledgment that for effective research and policy-making, valuable community life experiences regarding environmental insure must be integrated with the theoretical knowledge of academic educators and researchers....”
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