About

The Southern Dallas Neighborhood Self Defense Project (SDNSDP) is a collaboration between Downwinders at Risk (DAR), Southern Sector Rising (SSR) and the Inclusive Communities Project (ICP).

The project is sponsored by Communities Foundation of Texas.

Downwinders at Risk

Downwinders at Risk believes that environmental protection is a Do-It-Yourself proposition, and that effective community
organizing is the key to providing it. By working together with our neighbors who are also being harmed by toxic air pollution, we stand a better chance of making the air cleaner, and increasing resident influence in making decisions that affect the air we breathe.

Southern Sector Rising

Southern Sector Rising seeks to offer the marginalized residents of Dallas health equity by ending decades of racist zoning, forcing industrial polluters out of predominantly Black and Brown residential neighborhoods, and by more evenly distributing the pollution burdens of our city.

Inclusive Communities Project

The Inclusive Communities Project (ICP) is a non-profit organization that works for the creation and maintenance of thriving racially and economically inclusive communities, expansion of fair and affordable housing opportunities for low-income families, and redress for policies and practices that perpetuate the harmful effects of discrimination and segregation.

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