#ItTakesRoots delegation members- comprised of Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, Climate Justice Alliance, Indigenous Environmental Network, and Right to the City Alliance members, as well as representatives from the Movement for Black Lives, and the Rising Majority have returned to our various homes, communities, territories, and struggles from our deeply transformative time together this month.
In July 2019, Marion Romero and Julio Sanchez participated in the Energy and Society in Contemporary Capitalism course offered by the Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) in partnership with the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was the first of four 2-week sessions that span over 2 years with different water protectors and grassroots leaders from across Latin America. Below is a reportback for GGJ members from some of what they are learning from this political development opportunity.
Piper Carters Reflection on Women's March Delegation DC 2019
Gender equity and racial justice are tightly interwoven historically, and currently Black, Brown, & Indigenous Women’s bodies, livelihoods, and opportunities have been and are heavily policed.
Women of color are at the greatest risk in this current political environment, in which right-wing conservatism is threatening a range of public services from health coverage to education access to financial regulations.
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15th
From climate disaster to mass displacement, our communities are at the frontlines of building resilient resistance and taking direct action to transform our world. From JUNE 1 - 5, It Takes Roots and the Ruckus Society are bringing together leaders from across our alliances for our first of its kind Direct Action & Community Resiliency Camp at Wildseed in Millerton, NY.
Grassroots Global Justice was honored to help coordinate an incredible delegation of grassroots leaders to COP23. Click here to see the powerful wrap up video made by Indigenous Rising Media.
Here are a few highlights:
It Takes Roots to Grow the Solutions
COP23 Bonn, Germany Nov 4 – 17, 2017
The Indigenous Environmental Network, Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, and the Climate Justice Alliance have joined forces again for a powerful delegation of more than 20 frontline leaders from North American climate justice movements to the23rd Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany.
What’s at stake in COP23?