It Takes Roots to Weather the Storm is a collaboration between Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, the Indigenous Environmental Network, and the Climate Justice Alliance that brought over 100 leaders from US and Canadian grassroots and indigenous communities to mobilize in Paris during the COP21 negotiations. Join us for a national reportback with leaders from across the country sharing about the social movements defiance of the protest ban in Paris, t
On February 26, 2016, GGJ hosted a membership call on Women, Gender, and Elections.
In the audio files below, hear Maria Poblet (Causa Justa::Just Cause), Sarah Lazare (South Maine Workers Center, independent journalist), and Matt Howard (Iraq Veterans Against the War) talk about how the elections impact women, both domestically and internationally, and how we should be thinking about the current moment and taking action.
The COP21 Paris Accord failed humanity, and impacted communities must take things into our own hands and push at all levels of government.
As impacted communities, we are deeply aware of the imperative of the climate crisis. Our waters are being poisoned from fossil fuel extraction, our livelihoods are threatened by floods and drought, our communities are the hardest hit and the least protected in extreme weather events. The climate crisis is a reality, but the COP21 Paris Accord is not based on that reality.
Gringas y la Champurria -Encuentros
by jog* Jessica O. Guerrero, Fuerza Unida –San Antonio, Texas
In late October 2015, I traveled to Peru, the most global southern and highest altitude destination of my life thus far. I was going to fulfill the role of interpreter for sisters from the US as we formed part of a delegation representing the US chapter of the World March of Women at the Americas Regional Encuentro. This is a reflection in-progress on only a sliver of my experiences.
The Vermont Workers Center hosted a two-part process in this period. In September 2015 they brought together their Human Rights Council for a People’s Convention/Just Transition Assembly planning meeting that included testing out some of the curriculum and discussing the links between the Human Rights and Just Transition frameworks.