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Intersectional Environmentalism Is Our Urgent Way Forward

One day it dawned on me that if my feminism can be intersectional, so can my environmentalism. So I decided to define the term Intersectional Environmentalism as this: an inclusive version of environmentalism that advocates for both the protection of people and the planet.

Juneteenth in 2020: a Toast to the Afro Future; a Celebration Dripped in Blood

To most, Juneteenth is known as an African-American day of celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. It occurs annually on June 19th. “Juneteenth” is a joyful portmanteau signifying that day.  It’s also known as “Freedom Day,” and some have called it the second Independence Day. But is it, really?

Good News: Protesting Is Working

Protests have erupted in all 50 U.S. states and at least 20 countries across the world, from Japan to Brazil to Senegal to Hungary. And what we’re doing—from protests to petitions to phone calls—is working. Though the road continues ahead of us, we’re seeing results from the pressure of our actions unfold by the day. We’re using this space to chronicle the positive outcomes of protests worldwide. 

Anti-Racist Resources

We now face what is hopefully a progression toward the dismantling of systemic racism. To make real change, educating ourselves to be better equipped in tough conversations is key. So is voting come November. So are the dollars you spend.

Youth To The People has donated  $50,000 across Black Lives Matter, Black Girls Code, and the NAACP. Our team is committed to continuing the conversation within our company and on our platforms, and we invite you to join us. This is a living list of resources, and as we become aware of more we’ll continue to add them here.

Livelihood Is a Human Right

Written by Abraham Maslow and featured in a 1943 issue of Psychological Review, Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs assumes that every person must have a core set of physiological, safety, social, and esteem principles met to reach what he referred to as that person’s most “actualized self.”