On June 29, Urban League of Louisiana President & CEO Judy Reese Morse, Vice President for Policy, Strategic Partnerships and Development Tyronne Walker, and Advocacy Director John West joined National Urban League President & CEO Marc Morial for a discussion with The Descendants Project on efforts to formally oppose the environmentally hazardous construction of the Greenfield Grain Elevator Terminal in Wallace, LA.

Greenfield LA, LLC intends to build a grain terminal near the Whitney Plantation and the historic Black communities in Wallace. The grain terminal is the latest example of environmental racism plaguing Black communities within Louisiana’s “Cancer Alley”.

The Urban League of Louisiana’s Social Justice team has had the honor of visiting Wallace, LA in recent weeks to honor our ancestors and fight for environmental justice. We are proud to provide advocacy support to The Descendants Project and residents of Wallace to help amplify their voices.

To help join in these advocacy efforts, please sign the petition started by The Descendants Project to halt the completion of the Greenfield Elevator Complex.