NC WARN stands in solidarity with those who are seeking justice for the murders of people of color, and we are broken-hearted as we grieve the loss of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Marcus Smith and countless others. We feel a responsibility to speak out against police brutality and all systemic violence and injustice against black, brown and indigenous people. We commit ourselves to those on the frontlines of protests as well as people on the ground organizing towards justice in their communities. We stand with those demanding liberation from racism and oppression.
This organization was founded as part of the environmental justice movement thirty-three years ago. Since 2013, we have been in an intentional process of becoming a multicultural anti-racist organization. Our internal work understanding and dismantling white supremacy is ongoing, and we encourage our members to do this work as well.
Our movements are intertwined: the system of white supremacy that tolerates, condones and often encourages violence is also the system that places people of color on the frontlines of the ongoing health and climate crises. In order to achieve the Just Transition that the climate justice movement envisions, bringing an end to racism, police brutality and systemic violence must be a priority.
To learn more about NC WARN’s commitment to racial justice and for several resources that you may find helpful, please visit our Equity & Inclusion webpage.
The NC WARN Team