Environmental Literacy Among African-American Youth
The Knights of Peter Claver, Inc. and Ladies Auxiliary is the largest African-American lay Catholic organization. The organization is located in 39 states and has 300 Court and Councils (adult membership) and over 100 junior branches (young men and women between the ages of 8-18 years old). KPC has launched a national environmental justice effort in African American Catholic communities that would help these communities deal effectively with environmental inequalities. KPCs environmental justice and health project is first being implemented in the Chicago metropolitan area, targeting three parishes. The Clavers initiative has already reached out to to 2,400 African-American Catholics. The project includes an environmental literacy and oral history youth training component.
The Clavers completed an environmental justice and health booklet, entitled Struggles for Environmental Justice and Health in Chicago: An African American and Catholic Perspective. Click here to download parts of the document in PDF Adobe Acrobat or Microsoft Word.
For more information, contact Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington at NLITENME@aol.com or visit the KPC website at www.kofpc.org