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Africatown Update – Mapping History

Africatown Connections Blueway Coalition Hosts Train the Trainers for Aerial Mapping in the Plateau Community of Mobile, Alabama (commonly known as Historic Africatown). An EPA grant allowed the Mobile Environmental Justice Action Coalition (MEJAC) to provide an aerial mapping workshop through Public Lab. The purpose was to engage stakeholders in mapping out the Chicasaw Creek …

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Social and Environmental Justice as a Lens to Approach the Distribution of $105 Million of Directed Funding in Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster” Alliance Institute was pleased to receive notice this August that the above-titled paper we submitted for peer-review as part of our collaborative efforts with the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program …

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Financial Innovation for Climate Resilience

Can blended finance rise to the needs of coastal communities? Members of the American Sustainable Business Council, the Global Business Alliance, the Global Compact and others at the intersection of global and national interests attended a cocktail reception hosted by Alliance Institute (AI) at the home of Harriet Mouchly-Weiss, founding director of Strategy XXI Media …

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Linking Gulf Coast Concerns to Global Efforts at the United Nations

Alliance Institute (AI) is determined to ensure marginalized communities across the Gulf Coast of the United States are prepared to confront climate impacts. The United Nations held its High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from July 10 – July 19 2017. Stephen Bradberry, Executive Director of AI and RFK Human Rights Laureate, was on …

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National Park Service

Alliance Institute, The National Park Service, & Africatown Connections

Africatown Connections was a selected project for Fiscal Year 2017. According to the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program (RTCA): “The Africatown Community represents the story of the Tarkbar Africans who were forcefully removed from their homeland, sold into slavery, and then formed their own, largely self-governing community, all the while maintaining …

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Alliance Institute and the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana

Following a first meeting in New York as part of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Annual Gala, the Coushatta Tribe invited Alliance Institute to visit as guests of Vice Chairman, David Sickey. The event was inspirational and sparked a clearer vision for Gulf Coast communities. The tribe was officially recognized by the Federal government …

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Alliance Institute Community Involvement Convening Brings Together Gulf Coast Groups

Alliance Institute hosted its first Community Involvement Convening on May 11-13, 2016 in Gulfport, MS. Funded by the Gulf Health Outreach Program (GRHOP), the convening brought together community organizations from across Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida to network, build programming skills, and to focus on collaborative strategies to expand their varied initiatives.