On January 26th — well over 1,000 days into the ongoing Flint water crisis — unwitting community leaders Melissa Mays and Nayyirah Shariff traveled to Dallas at the invitation of Jim Schermbeck, director of Downwinders At Risk, a Texas-based organization fighting toxic and unhealthy air pollution near extractive and/or large-scale industrial facilities.

Because the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area has been facing similar problems with industrial pollution, Mr. Shermbeck invited the activists to not only share knowledge but to help create bigger coalitions and to build a sustained movement, both locally and nationally.

The videos below feature portions from talks Melissa and Nayyirah gave to an audience in Dallas before a weekend of workshops, strategy planning and resource sharing spearheaded by Downwinders At Risk.

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