Your donation supports The Chisholm Legacy Project
TCLP is an innovative, Black-led climate justice solution to address the many differential impacts of climate change on Black Communities.
The mission of The Chisholm Legacy Project works to:
- Propel forward the actualization of community visions for resilient local food systems, microgrids, and renewable energy systems with storage, healthy and affordable homes, land reclamation, cooperative worker-owned businesses, and more.
- Mobilize Black frontline community members en masse to demand policy changes for climate justice, testifying in rate cases with the support of movement general counsel, writing and passing ballot measures in the spirit of the Portland Clean Energy Fund, elected officials taking no fossil fuel money in their campaigns, and more.
- Ground the movement for climate justice and the field of climate action to be deeply enhanced and anchored in racial and gender justice.
- Support Black women holding down the movement and their communities will be held.
Underlying the unequal toll of the climate crisis and pandemic are systems of oppression and extraction ingrained in the foundation of the country. Black American history is that of being commoditized, stolen from our lands, separated from opportunities and earned generational wealth, institutionalized by a systemic set of policies and practices, where consequently no bootstraps are found to pull us up.
Access to clean air, healthy foods, affordable energy, drinkable water, safe shelter, decent mobility, and sustainable livelihoods are systematically denied for too many in Black communities.
Please join in supporting TCLP’s mission.
This photo was taken on lands that were defended and protected by the Indigenous peoples in Mexico. They now form an eco-tourism network run by the local communities, and are rooted in ancestral knowledge, cultural resistance, and defense of nature. Aside from her own connection and responsibility to Nature, Iris feels that photographing this and similar images, she is documenting what radical resistance and community-run non-extractive/healthy economies can look like when they are rooted in the ancestral.