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We’re always learning, listening, and watching to deepen our understanding of justice, racism, and whiteness. Here are some resources we’ve found helpful, we hope you like them too.

Exploring Environmental Justice

Communities of Color for Climate Justice

What Do the Ferguson Movement, the Charleston Killings and Oil Trains Have in Common?

Conversations on Climate Justice with Rashad Barber

"We Are The Storm" Climate Change Portfolio

The Principles of Environmental Justice

Embracing the integral connections between environmental protection and racial justice makes us better positioned to achieve our mission and win on our issues. We feel fortunate to work with and learn from others who champion work in this intersection. Below are some resources that guide our personal and organizational commitments.

Seattle Equity & Environment AgendaEquity-Environment Agenda

This Agenda produced by the City of Seattle is their strategy to address environmental disparities and ensure that everyone benefits from the city’s progress. It reinforces Seattle’s commitment to racial equity and social justice in their environmental work.

In addition, WEC and WCV wrote organizational commitments and action items in response to the agenda. Read our commitments here.

 

Our People ReportOur People, Our Planet, Our Power

Got Green and Puget Sound Sage set out to learn how communities experience climate change and collaborated to research and produce this report. The process shaped conversations with community, the public sector, and organizational partners as well as the development of the policy recommendations put forth in this report.

 

Green2.0The State of Diversity in Environmental Organizations

As the most comprehensive report on diversity in the environmental movement, this document provides perspective on the Green Ceiling, unconscious bias, and other issues around workplace diversity. A great way to understand the realities of the environmental movement in the 21st century.

 

Naming and challenging whiteness

What is Whiteness? White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack Podcast: Can We Talk About Whiteness? White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism

 

Understanding inequality and systemic racism

Video: Slavery to Mass Incarceration
Video: Here's Why We Should End the #AllLivesMatter Debate Once and for All
Why We’re Still Unwilling To Admit To Systemic Racism in America
The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander