Nakate talks about her own story of becoming an activist in a country where protesting could lead to her arrest. She highlights the moment at the World Economic Forum in Davos where she, the only activist from Africa, and the only Black activist, was cropped out of a photo of youth climate activists
It feels pretty insane to be standing here today advocating for our leaders to take the existential threat of global climate change seriously, and I know you’ve all felt that too. I know this is a huge burden to bear, and it’s one that you never asked for. It’s important to remember that we are playing the long game here, and your stamina will be the most important piece. So friends, keep fighting.
On June 30, several XRPDX members, along with our allies in Breach Collective, Oregon PSR and others, testified via zoom to the City Council (minus Commissioner Hardesty) on the need to approve and implement the … Read more
A major obstacle in solving the climate crisis is that our collective interests are in conflict with those who have the most power. Collectively, most agree that a world beset by climate catastrophe is undesirable. … Read more