No war. No warming. Build a Feminist Economy for the People and The Planet!
Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ) is an alliance of over 60 US-based grassroots organizing (GRO) groups comprised of working and poor people and communities of color. GGJ brings GRO groups into a long-term process of relationship building, political alignment and transformational leadership development. We weave and bridge together US-based GRO groups and global social movements working for climate justice, gender justice, an end to war, and a just transition to the next economy. At our 7th Membership Assembly in 2018, the membership of GGJ refined our framework for a holistic approach to building grassroots global justice: No War, No Warming, Build a Just Transition to a Feminist Economy, echoing the framework of Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy of the Triple Evils of Poverty, Racism and Militarism and integrating the current day pressing issues of climate change and feminism.
Our Theory of Change
In all programs, GGJ aims to build a politically independent movement through four meta-strategies:
1) Strategic Alignment and Joint Practice of the Grassroots Organizing Sector
Strengthen national and international grassroots movement building by facilitating tactical and strategic alignment and joint practice of the grassroots organizing (GRO) sector across regions and issues, and cohering the GRO sector with the visionary work of national and international allies to achieve transformational outcomes.
2) Grassroots Internationalism
Develop the capacity for GROs to engage strategically with movements abroad by bringing these leaders together to form working relationships and a reciprocal solidarity model. This helps US movements learn about how popular movements abroad are defining and implementing strategies for improving the lives of low income families, infusing their local and regional work with an international analysis. In turn, GGJ brings representatives from low-income, indigenous and communities of color on the frontlines of the climate and economic crises from the US into international movement spaces.
3) Political and Popular Education with a deliberate race, gender, and class framework
Raise critical consciousness, especially around the impacts of climate change on low income families of color, working class communities and gender oppressed people, around the Just Transition model for a feminist economy. Sharpen our movement’s historical analysis, theory and organizing strategies to apply to current conditions.
4) Transformational Leadership
Develop transformational leadership of the grassroots organizing sector, particularly for working and poor indigenous and communities of color, women and gender-oppressed people, and working class white people through exposure to global movements on international trips, one on one leadership development, trainings, evaluation, and political analysis.