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.
This president is intent on destroying our bodies, our homes, our communities and Planet Earth. Will you join us to stop him, and help build the world we want to live in?
We are people on the frontlines of racial injustice, of Indigenous treaty violations, of the climate crisis and the housing crisis. We know what action needs to be taken, and we need our governments and global leaders to catch up with people on the ground.
“We dream of a Honduras where women aren’t just present but where we also make decisions. Also, black and indigenous people, sexual diversity, and people who work in the streets, the women of the maquinas. Everyone, no? And so that we be respected, listened to, and this country be ours. That’s what we dream of. It seems like a small thing to say, but it’s a monumental act of defiance."
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.