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The founders and co-directors of AEHR are Monique Harden and Nathalie Walker, attorneys whose combined twenty-five years of legal services, community organizing support, and broad spectrum of public advocacy activities have helped numerous communities achieve important environmental justice victories.  AEHR is guided by a Board of Directors and Advisory Committee comprised of skilled advocates who have expertise in environmental health policymaking, human rights advocacy, community organizing, social science research, chemistry, industrial engineering, and environmental medicine.

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Monique Harden, Co-Director & Attorney
Headquarters - New Orleans, LA


monSince 1996, Ms. Harden has provided legal counsel and advocacy support that have helped community organizations win important environmental justice victories.  In 2003, Ms. Harden, along with Nathalie Walker, co-founded Advocates for Environmental Human Rights. Ms. Harden is a graduate of The University of Texas School of Law (1995), and received a B.A. from St. John’s College (1990).  Ms. Harden has authored and co-authored numerous reports and papers on environmental justice and human rights issues.  Her advocacy work has been featured in television, radio and print news, as well as books, magazines, and documentaries.


Nathalie Walker, Co-Director & Attorney
Headquarters - New Orleans, LA

Since 1991, Ms. Walker has provided legal counsel and advocacy support that have helped community organizations win important environmental justice victories.  In 2003, Ms. Walker, along with Monique Harden, co-founded Advocates for Environmental Human Rights. Ms. Walker is a graduate of Tulane University Law School (1981), and received an M.A. (1973) and B.A. (1972) from the University of Michigan.  Ms. Walker has authored and co-authored numerous reports and papers on environmental justice and human rights issues.  Her advocacy work has been featured in television and print news, as well as books, magazines, and documentaries.


Advocates for Environmental
Human Rights


Headquarters:
650 Poydras Street, Suite 2523
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel. 504.799.3060
Fax 504.799.3061

Monique Harden
Co-Director & Attorney
mharden@ehumanrights.org

Nathalie Walker
Co-Director & Attorney
nwalker@ehumanrights.org

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