There is no climate justice without racial justice.
We are 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. We have committed to elevate climate and racial justice as a priority. We also commit to raise the awareness of our leaders and members regarding systemic racism and actions they can take to fight racism in both the climate movement and their personal lives. To plug into the movement, consider joining our Climate Justice Team by contacting Tanace Matthiesen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some resources for this moment
- 350 Madison Statement on Climate Justice
- 10 Principles for Just Climate Change Policies in the US
(By ejnet.org; adopted by 350 Madison)
- A Conversation With Sam Grant: Racial Justice IS Climate Justice
- Defending Black Lives
- 350 Madison: Love Song to the Earth
- Barriers to Climate Action for People of Color