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Statement on Racial Justice

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1 June 2020

The Climate Reality Project Canada stands in solidarity with those demanding justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Régis Korchinski-Paquet, Pierre Coriolan, and countless other lives lost to systemic racism, white supremacy, and police brutality.

We recognize that these are not isolated incidents. As an organization fighting for climate justice, we have a responsibility to speak out against systemic racism and work with our partners to help dismantle systems of white supremacy that perpetuate violence and harm against people of colour. There can be no climate justice without racial justice. We are committed to showing up and standing with our partners, colleagues, employees, friends, more than 21,000 Climate Reality Leaders, and all people who experience social injustice and racism of all kinds.

If you are able, we urge you to support the organizations working on-the-ground right now to fight racial injustice, including Hoodstock, Black Lives Matter - Canada, Black Health Alliance, Black Legal Action Centre, Black Women in Motion, Equal Justice Initiative, Black Mamas Matter, Reclaim the Block, and Black Visions Collective.

Our movements are inextricably linked, and our mission to build an equitable and inclusive climate movement is only possible if we continue to fight for the health, safety, opportunity, and basic human rights of all people. Stand with us.

*Text adapted from original to fit Canadian context.