1) Environmental Health and Health Disparities
Project Summary: This report was generated in response to a growing need to address how a low-income, rural community in Louisiana, makes sense of and copes with environmental health hazards. It is an exploratory study which attempts to provide information on environmental concerns and the significance of environmental risks, which may contribute to community understanding about health concerns. The final report is available here [Report].
2) Donaldsonville Photovoice
Project Summary: The River Road African American Museum, Lowery Intermediate School, Ascension Catholic Elementary School and the Lowery Foundation jointly celebrated Donaldsonville’s young leaders by engaging them in dialogue on how they contribute to the future of their community. The photovoice method was used to document their perspectives. Photovoice is communications technique that uses cameras as tools for a community to document their views, and employs photographs as catalysts for social change. This unique project focused on “healthy environments” and ended in a public exhibition by the youth scholars on their images and perspectives about their communities. Special thanks to: Laqueta Lowery-Knight and Cindy Landry. The final exhibition is available here [Donaldsonville-Photovoice] (quicktime required).