Episode cover of Environmental Issues Disproportionately Impact ENC's Low-Income Communities of Color

Environmental Issues Disproportionately Impact ENC's Low-Income Communities of Color

Community Rising

  • 08/03/2020
  • 05 min

About this Episode

From hog lagoons to sewage sludge to wood pellet plants, low-income communities of color in Eastern North Carolina experience a wide array of environmental injustices. Naeema Muhammad, an organizer and activist with the North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, has been fighting against these injustices for over 20 years and has experienced the emotional toll that comes with such activism. In this episode, Muhammad describes the current battle she's fighting - advocating for communities living near hog lagoons whose lives and health are put at risk on a daily basis. Produced by Kayla Guilliams. Music by Meydän. Broadcast from the Working Narratives studio, this series examines environmental news in the coastal Carolina region.