Black Lives Matter

The Board of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now stands with the Black Community of Minneapolis and the nation, and indeed, all justice-loving Americans across the United States, in our abhorrence at what seems clearly to be the obscene murder of an unarmed Black American on the streets of that city by four police officers.

While this may not seem to everyone to be a climate issue, it is absolutely an issue of social justice.  In that context, this injustice emulates the history of environmental injustice visited upon minorities and peoples of color across the nation and the planet in relation to all environmental issues. As we work to address the problem of global warming caused by greenhouse gas emissions and the climate change that this induces, we acknowledge and promote the need to address social injustice everywhere.