Alicia Kendrick



Joppa Community Steering Committee Member

Joppa Environmental Health Project


Alicia Kendrick born and raised in Dallas, TX. She grew up with extended family who had been born and raised in West Dallas with deep ties to the lead smelter. Despite being raised around the problem she didn’t hear the call until she moved to Joppa in 2018 with her family. She soon realized that there was a problem because their health soon declined. In 2020 she had her greatest accomplishment, her daughter. Within those 3 years her daughter soon began getting upper respiratory infections. This officially ignited the fight forcing her to answer the call. She began as a volunteer with the Joppa Environmental Health Project in 2021. Summer of 2022 she participated in canvassing the Joppa helping to conduct the 3-year health study, discovering that declining health, and chronic health problems was an issue spread across the entire community, not just within the 4 walls of her home. She began advocating for the deindustrialization of the historic freedman town, and has since continued that journey of demanding for the city of Dallas to rectify the years of environmental racial inequality.
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