This past weekend, armed and organized white supremacists converged on Charlottesville, Virginia to promote their racist, patriarchal & xenophobic ideologies, and perpetrated deadly attacks on our people. We are deeply saddened and outraged by the violent terror being waged on Black, Latina, Queer, Immigrant, Indigenous, Jewish, Muslim and people of color and oppressed communities across the nation.
In the wake of the violent tragedy on public transit in Portland, Oregon last Friday, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance supports OPAL Environmental Justice Oregon in calling on TriMet to demilitarize transit police, in favor of a community-defined, transit ambassador model which de-escalates crises, protects safety without deadly weapons, and provides resources for riders in need.
On January 12, 2017 Surdna Foundation hosted a funder briefing led by Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and Climate Justice Alliance along with speakers from Indigenous Environmental Network and Right to the City Alliance.
Watch the video and listen to the audio below. It lasts about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Starting October 12, following the release of Donald Trump’s 2005 interview with Billy Bush of “Access Hollywood” where he brags about grabbing women “by the pussy” without consent, women of color and their allies across the country started a wave of inspiring feminist actions under the slogan "GOP Hands Off Me."