Good morning to you all,

Spring is the season for renewal and rebirth.  

I remember the words of the great Pablo Neruda: “You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming.”

When will that Spring come?

Today marks the 180th day of the US-funded Israeli genocide on the Palestinians in Gaza — “a war Israel declared on Palestinian children.” The historically-unprecedented  horrors seem to have no end.

So, this Spring in particular, our voices for justice are needed more than ever. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” said MLK.  We carry that truth with us in all our work.

Please read on for information on events, volunteer requests, and actions — all focused on strengthening the local – and intersectional – environmental justice movement(s).  

Forward Together,

Rania Masri


Volunteer Support Requests

  • Volunteer Support with 7 Directions of Service:
    • Please join 7DS on Saturday, April 6th for #NoSSEP canvassing in Rockingham County. Saturday, April 6th. Rockingham County.
    • If you can make it, please contact Kasey at | 617-306-6190


  • Listening Sessions for Cabarrus and Rowan Counties:
    • Two community engagement sessions, related to Environmental Justice Chapters in upcoming Community Health Assessments (CHA) Reports, will be held on April 13 at 11 am in Concord and on April 27 at 2 pm in Salisbury.
    • See embedded fliers below for details.


  • Comment on the Durham County’s Community Health Assessment:
    • Please see the 2023 Durham County CHA. The report is up for public comment until April 22. Please submit your public comment here.
    • If you would like to coordinate your comments with the communities in Durham organizing against the lead in their neighborhoods, please reach out to me directly at

Upcoming Events

Job Announcement

  • 7 Directions of Service (based in Alamance and Rockingham Counties) is seeking a 10 hr/week financial manager, $25/hour.

  • 7Directions of Servcie is a  small, growing Indigenous and AfroIndigenous led nonprofit in need of support to develop stronger financial systems, management and planning.

  • Please contact if you are interested in this opportunity.