Southern Sector Rising is an environmental justice non-profit based in Dallas, Texas. Founded in 2019, the group was originally founded to help get rid of Shingle Mountain, an illegal dump in a southern Dallas community.

We aim to offer residents of southern Dallas health equity through community organizing. SSR predominately serves communities south of I-30, which have been historically overlooked and disproportionately impacted by industrial pollution.

SSR is led by a group of community stakeholders, professionals, organizers, and people with a vested interested in the wellbeing of the southern sector. Our executive leadership team is entirely composed of southern Dallas residents, and we pride ourselves on remaining a grassroots organization.

our philosophy

There are no single-issue struggles, because we do not live single-issue lives.

Audre Lorde