48217 in Southwest Detroit is the most polluted ZIP code in the state of Michigan, surrounded by coal-burning power plants, tar sands refineries, steel factories, a salt mine, and a major interstate highway. And just like in too many other highly-polluted parts of the country, most of the neighborhood’s 8,200 residents are Black and low-income.
By joining the Southwest Detroit Toxic Tour at Power Shift Midwest, you’ll be able to see some of the area’s dirtiest industry up close. You’ll also meet some of the neighborhood’s environmental justice leaders, including Emma Lockridge: a communications specialist, survivor of kidney failure, community leader, and activist.
Space is limited and pre-registration via this form is required to attend.