Uplifting Diverse Voices for Racial Justice
As we work to topple systems of violence and oppression, we must come to terms with the racism and exploitation that is woven throughout U.S. history and continues today. We must also acknowledge the legacy of an economy built on genocide, enslavement and stolen land.
The only way to reconcile with this history and to secure civil and human rights today is to build and broaden effective social movements. For decades, thousands of people and organizations have poured their hearts and souls into the work of dismantling systems that promote inequality and white supremacy. Progress has been painfully slow at the cost of innocent human lives because the burden has fallen on so few. It will take all of us joining these efforts in order to create a just and equitable society.
As professor, scholar (and Bioneers board member) john a. powell suggests in a recent essay for the Othering and Belonging Institute, “… fissures are beginning to appear in the system. And when cracks start to show, we have to keep on hammering.”
This small collection of Bioneers media is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the resources available to get educated and get involved on these topics. We encourage you to visit the organizations listed below and those represented by these speakers.
In this time of radical upheaval and change, fulfilling the promise of a “more perfect union” in the United States means building a multi-racial democracy through transformative solidarity. In this podcast, Professor Angela Glover Blackwell says the fate of the wealthiest nation on Earth depends on what happens to the very people who’ve been left behind.