Many of us use Google Maps for different purposes, like getting directions to a certain place etc.
In LVEJO's case, we use Google Maps as an organizing tool to spread awareness of the issues we face in our communities. Some of the youth from Little Village Environmental Justice Organization created a map called " Our Map of Environmental Justice" with the help of Open Youth Networks. On the map we put up pictures of the toxic sites in our community, descriptions, stories, and videos. What's so great about Google Maps is that you can invite people and other organizations to collaborate to your map. Anyone can see your map nationwide; which is a great way to make the Environmental Justice Movement stronger and build networks.
Click on the link bellow to check out our map:
View OurMap of Environmental Justice in a larger map