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‘That’s why we work so hard to change these dynamics’

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Dear friend,

I stand with those working so hard, and often risking so much, to dismantle our country’s racist, anti-black underpinnings. The work of tackling climate change is inextricably linked to the work of combating racism in all its forms. We have to rebuild, repair, and heal our social systems and our natural systems alike if we are going to create a future that works for all.

The senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others have put into stark relief, once again, the need for real, structural change to put us on a path to equity and justice. On a personal note, I am redoubling my commitment in this moment to listening well, parenting thoughtfully, spending my time and resources intentionally, and supporting climate justice work occurring all over this country.

— Chip, Grist and Fix Founder

1. Your reading list

2. Fixers in conversation

Last Monday, Jerome Foster II, an 18-year-old Grist 50 Fixer, joined a protest in D.C. in his high-school graduation suit and Honor Society badge. “It was everyone,” says Foster, who is no stranger to protesting, having helped lead global climate strikes and founded the advocacy organization OneMillionOfUs. “There were men, there were women. Every single race was represented . . . That’s really hopeful for me, that we’ll continue to have this strong coalition of different people that are advocating for this.”

I had the chance the other day to have a conversation with Foster and another inspiring activist: 82-year-old screen legend Jane Fonda. Foster and Fonda spoke about why each of them became active in the climate movement, how they joined forces for the Fire Drill Friday protests in D.C., how activism can provide an antidote to grief and mourning, and what younger and older generations can learn from each other in this moment.

Read (and watch snippets of) the full conversation on Grist.

3. Your next move

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Be well. And be in touch.

This story was originally published by Grist with the headline ‘That’s why we work so hard to change these dynamics’ on Jun 9, 2020.

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