Seeking Fair Development
This body of work focuses on the South Baltimore community of Curtis Bay. Curtis Bay is heavily burdened with polluting industries and has the worst air quality in Maryland. When students at the local high school found out about a plan to build the nation's largest trash-burning incinerator less than a mile away from their school, they began a campaign to stop its construction. The students, who organize as Free Your Voice, have spent years building power in the community and succeeded in halting the incinerator's construction. Instead of the incinerator, Free Your Voice is calling for a fair development project such as a community-owned solar farm to be built on the 90-acre plot of land.