Gloster, Mississippi is a small, rural community in South Central Mississippi, near the border of Louisiana. The community is rich in culture and heart, but is suffering from industrial polluters and limited state resources.
Gloster is exposed to more particulate matter (PM2.5) than 80% of the US population.
Gloster is in the 80th percentile for cancer risk due to exposure to air toxics.
Gloster is experiencing more asthma than 80% of the country and more heart disease than 95% of the country.
We are putting on EARTH 2023 to uplift the community of Gloster and raise awareness about the linkages between socioeconomic disparities and environmental injustice that this community and many others across the country face.
% Black/AA: 77.14%
% White: 22.86%
(World Population Review, 2022)
Poverty Rate (2019): 54.7%