A Tale of Two (Polluted) Cities :
Latinx communities and their allies face air pollution in Southwest Detroit and Southwest Los Angeles
Air quality is bad in both the cities considered in this case, and worse for people of color; how does that feel, and how does it feed into advocacy and real action in each case?
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What makes these two regions so different? How can one learn from the other? Join Latina scholar-activists Cecilia (hailing from Southern CA), Dolores (a Southwest Detroiter), and their friend and ally Kiana on a tale of two cities.
The observations and anecdotes of this case are based on the personal lived experiences of Cecilia and Dolores. While these are not meant to speak for the lived experiences of all members of the Detroit and LA Latinx communities, their writing encompasses the cumulative experiences of many in their communities.