There is no climate justice without racial justice.
We’re in a time of multiple crises: virulent racism and police violence; a global pandemic; widespread unemployment; extreme polarization in the political sphere; and of course, the climate emergency.
It’s also a time of mobilization and transformative possibility. It can feel dizzying, trying to track all that’s going on. Check out our Get Involved! page to connect with our campaigns and teams. To plug into the racial justice movement, consider following the Movement for Black Lives, and locally, Urban Triage and Freedom Inc.
350 Madison stands in solidarity with people the world over who are working for justice, equity, and preservation of a livable planet. Climate justice works hand in hand with racial and social justice, and we won’t stop working until all three are achieved. If you’re interested in joining our Climate Justice Work Group, contact Tanace Matthiesen at email@example.com.
Some resources for this moment
Defending Black Lives
350 organizer Dominique Thomas on why now is the time for all climate activists to show up for Black lives
In Defense of Black Lives
350.org webinar on what we must do to dismantle white supremacy
What Defunding the Police Really Means
Black Lives Matter’s Managing Director Kailee Scales breaks it down.
350 Canada: Climate Justice Means Justice for Black Lives
A Few Books
How to Be an Antiracist, by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo