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 it. The students formed a group called Free Your Voice, a committee within the human rights organization United Workers, and spent years building power in Curtis Bay and across Baltimore. In 2016, they succeeded in halting the incinerator's construction. Instead of the incinerator, Free Your Voice is calling for fair development and community control of land.