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Making Environmental Injustice Legible: Community-Academic Partnerships for Knowledge Co-Production and Action on the Health Impacts of Subsistence Fish Consumption from the Lower Cape Fear River

The lower Cape Fear River in southeastern North Carolina is classified as a highly polluted waterway. A coalition of community organizations concerned about the potential health impacts of the many people eating wild caught fish from the river based on need and cultural practice partnered with researchers from the Duke University Superfund Research Center to document and shine light on this environmental justice issue. This Lunch and Learn session brings together community leader, Ms. Veronica Carter, with Duke researcher, Dr. Elizabeth Shapiro-Garza, to discuss the roles the community versus the academy played in this research, the resulting action and practice, from outreach campaign to policy change, and the challenges, strength and power of these types of partnerships.


Lecture/Talk, Natural Sciences