Right To Know

Right To Know is an interactive web-based initiative whose main goal is to create a collaborative of activists, artists, scholars, community members, and youth leaders invested in promoting environmental justice, health equity, and human rights.

The specific aims of Right To Know are:

  1. To engage minority youth from low-income neighborhoods in online community asset mapping using Google Earth and Google Maps in order to identify local resources, including important leaders as well as community organizations.
  2. To train community members in participatory research action in order to study the possible correlations between environmental hazards and health disparities, in particular the relationship between chemical toxins released by power and petroleum plants and cancer and respiratory incidence.
  3. To create online Right To Know materials starting with (a) interactive map-making online, (b) video production, and (c) open theater and dance, in order to help community organizations develop successful educational programs.