Environmental Forum: Sharing Our Stories in New Orleans

On Tuesday, May 7th The Lens and Hip Hop Caucus presented an Environmental Justice Media Roundtable focussing on Louisiana Climate Change.

The event, Environmental Forum: Sharing Our Stories, featured local media outlets and community activists. Each panelist shared an environmental story that is important to their community and how they did this story. La’Shance Perry, The Lens’ photojournalist, explained the importance of photojournalism in environmental reporting and how to do it well. The Lens’ Deputy Editor, Marta Jewson, outlined the role of public records as they relate to past Lens environmental stories. The roundtable was moderated by Hip Hop Caucus’ senior director of storytelling and communications, Brittany Bell Surratt.

Panelists and Community Activists include the following: