Public Resource
A Big Win For Environmental Justice Organizers
The Ironbound Community Corporation, Talking Eyes Media

In 2020, a group of New Jersey organizers helped get the country's most progressive environmental justice legislation at the time passed. The short film "A Big Win for Environmental Justice Organizers" follows community-based activists from Ironbound Community Corporation in moving the statewide legislation forward. The Lab hosted a conversation with the contributors, sharing their insights and lessons learned from a community organizing perspective, so that other local groups feel empowered to take on statewide initiatives as well.


  • Julie Winokur (she/her), Executive Director, Talking Eyes Media, Producer/Director of The Sacrifice Zone
  • Christian Rodriguez (they/she), Community Organizer, Urban Farmer Ironbound Community Corporation
  • Ana Baptista (she/her), Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Environmental Policy & Sustainability Management Program, Co-Director, Tishman Environment & Design Center (TEDC), The New School University
  • Keyon Terry (he/him), Youth Organizer, Farm Assistant/Food Distribution Manager at Ironbound Community Corporation