A Just Recovery must be anti-racist

Join us, Leadnow and Climate Action Network on June 11th for an important conversation r1

Friends,

Last week, as millions of people around the world took to the streets to protest police brutality that continues to claim the lives of Black and Indigenous people, Chantel Moore, a young Indigenous mother, was shot 5 times and killed by police during a wellness check in New Brunswick.

We are outraged over the police-state violence that murdered Chantel, and claimed the lives of Eishia Hudson, Jason Collins, Kevin Andrews, Regis Korchinski-Paquet and D'Andre Campbell in the past few weeks in Canada.

Things need to change, and they need to change now. We know addressing anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism is a Canada problem. But many of us may not know where to start.

That's why we, along with Climate Action Network and Leadnow, are hosting a teach-in this Thursday, June 11th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET to learn about the moment we’re in and hear from Black and Indigenous movement leaders. We will dig deep to unpack why anti-racism is crucial to tackle the climate emergency and build out a Just Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are all the details:

What: Why a Just Recovery must... be anti-racist: Mass online teach-in
When: Thursday, June 11th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET
Where: Online over Zoom.

Register to save your seat here >>


Building a movement for a Just Recovery that builds back better after the pandemic requires us to reorient our society to dismantle white supremacy that disproportionately exposes Black, Indigenous, and racialized communities to COVID-19, the climate crisis, and state violence.

That starts with having difficult conversations about our own inherent privileges, and actively working to dismantle the structures that continue to murder Black and Indigenous communities.

Join us this Thursday for an anti-racism teach-in on June 11th at 4pm PT / 7pm ET.

With respect,

Atiya

PS -- Last week, my colleague, Jennifer, wrote a blog to stand in solidarity with the demands of the movement for Black lives, and affirm our commitment to build a climate movement that will fight to dismantle white supremacy. You can read it here.


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