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Guy Williams
President and CEO, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice

We work on environmental justice issues of environmental pollution and environmental health and educating people around how to protect themselves and how to participate in government, to speak up on the issues. We also have a workforce development training program where we’re helping people get into the job market by finding work in the construction field, but that’s related to energy efficiency and cleaner technology.

I’m a founding member of this organization; we started in 1994. In the late ’80s I was new to working on environmental issues, and I learned about the disparity of suffering of people of color and poor people around pollution, and then it came to become my life’s work, basically to look at remedy and try to create change—positive change—and relieve the suffering.

From June 12, 2012, interview