Home/Seminar Series: “Creating Healthy Places: The Jordan Downs Public Housing Complex in Watts, Los Angeles”
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Jordan Downs is a public housing community located in Watts, Los Angeles, currently undergoing a $1 billion redevelopment and remediation. It is also an environmental justice community that faces multiple environmental and socio-economic burdens, ranging from contaminated soil and water, to unaffordable housing and the threat of displacement. Physicians for Social Responsibility-LA is part of the Jordan Downs Environmental Justice Coalition – a group comprised of Jordan Downs residents and community based advocates fighting to ensure that Jordan Downs and the broader Watts community is free from environmental toxins and redeveloped to benefit the current residents. This seminar will explore how bringing together community residents, advocates and health professionals is a successful model for transforming community health and advancing environmental justice. 

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