The Climate Justice Alliance, Grassroots Global Justice, Indigenous Environmental Network and Right to the City have joined forces in the It Takes Roots Alliance to focus our collective efforts on building visionary pathways to address the most critical problems facing frontline communities today.
We believe it is necessary to organize a Week of Actions parallel to the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) currently being planned by California Governor Jerry Brown and global business leaders, where market-based schemes will be promoted as the ONLY response to climate change. We know that continuing down this path will only lead to greater devastation for our communities.
The It Takes Roots Solidarity to Solutions Week, September 8-14, 2018, will spotlight frontline community solutions to the interlinked economic, democratic and climate crises currently threatening humanity. Frontline community leaders from the Bay Area, across the U.S. and around the world will share and discuss place-based solutions that serve to simultaneously decarbonize, detoxify, demilitarize and democratize our economy through critical strategies such as Indigenous land rights, food sovereignty, zero waste, public transportation, ecosystem restoration, universal healthcare, worker rights, housing rights, racial and gender justice, and economic relocalization.
You can find more information and register for the Sol to Sol Week here.
Are you ready to join the team organizing the Sol to Sol Week? Sign up for a National Committee here and get involved!
If you’re an ally organization and would like to support the Week find out how you can participate here.