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.
Listen to talks and interviews with Heather McGhee, Patrisse Cullors and Kimberlé Crenshaw diving into the history and reality of systemic racism, police violence and the Black Lives Matter movement.