“Our racial inequality crisis is intertwined with our climate crisis.” –Ayana Elizabeth Johnson

In the last few weeks we’ve experienced a perfect storm of racial, environmental, and health injustice. Communities of color are suffering the most from Covid-19–on top of dealing with the same racism, pollution, and inequity they faced before the pandemic began. This is not OK.

350 Fairfax believes that Black Lives Matter. We think it’s important to tackle issues of racial and environmental justice in tandem with issues of climate change. That’s why we are part of the Green New Deal Virginia coalition; that’s why we advocate for environmental justice bills when they face the General Assembly. But we will work harder to incorporate racial justice and anti-racism into our mission and actions starting today.

To start we’d like to share a few actions and resources, particularly for white people and non-black people of color:

Immediate Actions:

Resources:

Groups to Support (with time or money):

 

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