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"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

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"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

"Power as tenants. The next year she met sunny hutton. Who was the community development manager for dutch down south community corporation at the time and we started organizing around community cleaned up saying addressing waste pickups in what the community wanted to see as far as in how the way system address their communities. They walked down alleys to collect stories from residents about illegal dumping and her family got involved to my oldest son is twenty four. My middle son is twenty wine in my daughter's fourteen. Their nature kids live from southern indiana. We live by a levy. So you know. They seen a lot of different animals in Study the carrying the water in by daughter. My asia is a community champion wade. Dutch town south community and enjoys the community cleanups my nieces and nephews sometimes in you know When they're over. One has advocated for some of the housing rights that we fought for hayes. Also canvassed my middle son Before he leaves the house he would clean up the yard in our st our whole block so the neighbors thirty giving him money and i was like why are they giving you money. And he is like all. She said she appreciates that. I pick the trash up in front of the house. He would do it when he leaves in. He do it when he comes back in the house so he will constantly pick up the trash. I remember my friend. Tasha phoenix who fights for food justice. She was over one day. We were sitting down. She said look at young man cleaning up the whole block. I said that's my santosh. She's like oh well we eat game something that a normal for you know. It's not something that you would normally see for. Twenty one year old twenty two year old to be cleaning their block up every time they see debris around misha became the tenant rights coordinator at touchdown south community corporation where they had community empowerment meetings which led to the creation of attendant union. State street tenant resistance and a local effort to expand affordable housing homes for all saint. Louis but even though she's been able to hold landlords and utility companies accountable. She's also experienced changes to the environment that require even more effort to address. I remember them cutting down the trees. It really made me angry. 'cause i'm like yo that smell. It's been stronger. Since they cut the tree down and i noticed that they were starting to cut trees down in area in birds. Gut year birds were dropping out of the sky dead and they were finding dead rabbits on longer. And that's what really made me start paying attention to what was going on around us. Not just the folks in the households getting sick but look at the nature around us then. Attorneys from great rivers environmental law center visited one of dutch town. South's community meetings to inform them. That kinder- morgan was in the neighborhood. And that they're operating permit was up for renewal. I believe a lot of the things that The health experience a mental breakdown it could be caused from the gassy smell that was entering folks home and that was entering their system from enjoying a nice day in the backyard are playing in the front with the kids later. The attorneys till residents that the missouri department of natural resources or mdr had issued a permit to kinder- morgan without copper community involvement. When they told me that i was angry. I've lost my parents. My children almost lost me. And i'm sure that i'm not our family isn't the only one that had that experience in that community and don't know where to begin on telling their story and even identifying that it's not their fault residents of dutch town south marine villa and other predominantly black and brown saint louis city neighborhoods were easily informed about polluting facilities in their neighborhood let alone the operating permits were being reissued without their involvement but this time great rivers environmental law center was paying attention and they weren't going to let it slide. I would succeed it. I was excited because this is going to bring attention around the gas mail also around the health issues that keeps you to show up in these communities. The community gained screaming yelling. Tell their story and take up space but we still need you to hold them accountable along with the community because the communities now realizing their power that you have the power to make them address the issues that continue to show disparity in this community. And it's it's not just the town. North side have the same experience with the plant. Stats over there. I think the differences. There's don't smell. I guess so. Saint louis will we go make a change. 'cause we live here attorney sarah rubenstein and bonnie's followed an administrative complaint to the epa and office of civil rights against dnr and now the epa has made a preliminary finding the mdr has violated federal civil rights regulations by failing to have a notice of non-discrimination or a nondiscrimination coordinator missouri independent also reported that agency didn't have acceptable grievance procedures for residents who file civil rights complaints and hasn't done enough to provide for people with limited english proficiency to engage in the permitting process doesn't surprise me it doesn't surprise me it. Yes it upsets me. 'cause it's affecting the communities that face a lot of disparities you know. Racism is a big part of it. It goes from housing from the air to housing to the food we eat. Is it upsets me. They're finding but it pleases me. That they they say that it's an issue in that it needs to be addressed and that this lawsuit was formed for residents to see that they can't make change they. They do hold the power to bring awareness and enforced the change around them. The epa is starting to reach out to conduct interviews with residents about 'em dnr's permitting.

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"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

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02:11 min | 3 months ago

"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

"As black farmers continued to lose land and lack resources to continue their work their contribution to agriculture and flew justice are at risk of being diminished locally environmental groups in the saint louis region employ fewer or no people of color even though there are areas of the saint louis region that are close to have black. That's why we spoke to tasha phoenix a former food justice organizer for the missouri coalition for the environment or mc and an outspoken champion for black farmers during her time with mc she noticed the lack of diversity in the local food justice movement and struggle to make her ideas heard so in november twenty twenty. She created evolve. A saint louis base food justice organization. Where black growers could drive and mentor other young black growers one of the things that i notice was the the face of urban egg in saint louis was white but when i started going there wasn't my reality my reality was they know a black people who late this foundation. They taught me how to grow. They were in charge community gardens. There was a grocery store in bayden. Call yours market. That's why learn how to grow as a black owned grocery store in the middle of the so. that's why i learn how to grow and so inmate. I'm like man this narrative being pushed it's incorrect. Not only is it incorrect about. Who's more food but is also incorrect from a standpoint of community right so wanted things from community stand point that was incorrect was that the issue was of corner stores. This is why. I said i'm intentional. About full justice closed. We talk about food justice. We can't just look at it and say hey put in a food pantry here is enough or hey couldn't fresh. Fruits and vegetables in a corner store is enough. We have to deal with systematic racism. The hairs allow for these things even put in place.

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The Color of Food: America's Invisible Farmers With Tosha Phonix

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02:11 min | 3 months ago

The Color of Food: America's Invisible Farmers With Tosha Phonix

"As black farmers continued to lose land and lack resources to continue their work their contribution to agriculture and flew justice are at risk of being diminished locally environmental groups in the saint louis region employ fewer or no people of color even though there are areas of the saint louis region that are close to have black. That's why we spoke to tasha phoenix a former food justice organizer for the missouri coalition for the environment or mc and an outspoken champion for black farmers during her time with mc she noticed the lack of diversity in the local food justice movement and struggle to make her ideas heard so in november twenty twenty. She created evolve. A saint louis base food justice organization. Where black growers could drive and mentor other young black growers one of the things that i notice was the the face of urban egg in saint louis was white but when i started going there wasn't my reality my reality was they know a black people who late this foundation. They taught me how to grow. They were in charge community gardens. There was a grocery store in bayden. Call yours market. That's why learn how to grow as a black owned grocery store in the middle of the so. that's why i learn how to grow and so inmate. I'm like man this narrative being pushed it's incorrect. Not only is it incorrect about. Who's more food but is also incorrect from a standpoint of community right so wanted things from community stand point that was incorrect was that the issue was of corner stores. This is why. I said i'm intentional. About full justice closed. We talk about food justice. We can't just look at it and say hey put in a food pantry here is enough or hey couldn't fresh. Fruits and vegetables in a corner store is enough. We have to deal with systematic racism. The hairs allow for these things even put in place.

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"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

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01:59 min | 3 months ago

"tasha phoenix" Discussed on We Live Here

"Dot org as black farmers continued to lose land and lack resources to continue their work their contribution to agriculture and flew justice are at risk of being diminished locally environmental groups in the saint louis region employ fewer or no people of color even though there are areas of the saint louis region that are close to have black. That's why we spoke to tasha phoenix a former food justice organizer for the missouri coalition for the environment or mc and an outspoken champion for black farmers during her time with mc she noticed the lack of diversity in the local food justice movement and struggle to make her ideas heard so in november twenty twenty. She created evolve. A saint louis base food justice organization. Where black growers could drive and mentor other young black growers one of the things that i notice was the the face of urban egg in saint louis was white but when i started going there wasn't my reality my reality was they know a black people who late this foundation. They taught me how to grow. They were in charge community gardens. There was a grocery store in bayden. Call yours market. That's why learn how to grow as a black owned grocery store in the middle of the so. that's why i learn how to grow and so inmate. I'm like man this narrative being pushed it's incorrect. Not only is it incorrect about. Who's more food but is also incorrect from a standpoint of community right so wanted things from community stand point that was incorrect was that the issue was of corner stores. This is why. I said i'm intentional. About full justice closed. We talk about food justice. We can't just look at it and say.

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