By Thenjiwe McHarris, Movement for Black Lives Contributing Editor’s Note by Dara Cooper On April 4, the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination, the Movement for Black Lives [M4BL] launched Beyond the Moment: United Movements from April 4th … Continue reading
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By Gabrielle Jolly In an interview with Peter Mansbridge from CBC News in March 2016, David Suzuki claimed that we have fundamentally failed as environmentalists. This is a worrying statement coming from an acclaimed environmental activist, yet difficult to deny given … Continue reading
In this TEDxHarlem talk, Peggy Shepard uses Harlem as a case study for introducing the concept of “sacrificed zones” as geographic spaces heavily impacted by environmental racism.
Food Justice is communities exercising their right to grow, sell, and eat healthy food. Healthy food is fresh, nutritious, affordable, culturally-appropriate and grown locally with care for the well-being of the land, workers, and animals. People practicing food justice leads … Continue reading
Hunger is not about not having enough food. It’s about inequalities in access to resources to grow food, it’s about power and distribution. Women, make up the majority of small scale farmers and household food producers in many countries. We … Continue reading
An emotionally charged talk, by MacArthur-winning activist Majora Carter detailing her fight for environmental justice in the South Bronx — and shows how minority neighborhood suffer most from flawed urban policy.
The concepts of “environmental racism” and “environmental justice” arose from a specific struggle by a community of African-Americans resisting the siting of a hazardous waste landfill in their community. From its beginnings as an original fusion of environmental and black … Continue reading