Breathe is a new organization dedicated to spotlighting and supporting work that addresses racial and environmental injustice and the disproportionate impacts of climate change on communities of color.  

Breathe amplifies people, actions and organizations working on the frontlines of these intersecting issues and channels support to them. By sharing the stories of true heroes working on critical solutions in their communities, we inspire and facilitate on-going engagement and solidarity.

Nourish Bold, Intersectional, Resourced Movements

Sandblasted at the Shipyard

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, a 3-part audio series on the contaminated Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and the local community's on-going fight for justice, launches on January 16, 2023.

For generations, residents have experienced health impacts in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood and have SUCCESSFULLY mobilized as a community for their own defense. Heavy industrial operations have been clustered in this part of the city, including the vast shipyard.

In the first episode of “Sandblasted at the Shipyard,” we hear from advocates who have revealed important data in the face of long-standing deceptive practices by the US Navy and initiated a ground-breaking biomonitoring survey to uncover what harmful elements are present in people's bodies.

This podcast was created by former journalist and Breathe board member, Rebecca Bowe. We hope it will help bring attention and resources to support the effort to safely, comprehensively clean up the radioactive and toxic contamination left there and on Treasure Island by the US Navy.

Subscribe below for updates and calls to action for this accelerating campaign.

Listen to the podcast on Spotify, Apple podcasts, Google podcasts, Stitcher or Pocket Casts.

Early 2023 Fundraiser

Our goal is to raise the final $39,000 needed to launch our support network online, produce and promote content for our first campaigns of 2023, and generate major support and results for our first community partners in the San Francisco Bay Area and southern Utah.

By June we will generate our first full program impact reports from these campaigns. We expect to prove that Breathe's strategy has the potential to make deep and lasting change.

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Our Accomplishments
Our working board has built a solid infrastructure, launched campaigns, partnered with renowned organizations to generate positive impact, and more. See the story of our accomplishments.

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Commit to act!

As you dedicate more of yourself to changing the world, think about what moves you to act during this intense moment in history.

What draws you to the movement for racial and environmental justice?

Make a digital time capsule by clicking after the video below. Save your "why"  to remind your future self of what was important about this time.

For stories that will inspire and motivate your Time Capsule commitments, see our Spotlights page.

Create your personal time capsule
You decide what will go into your action time capsule. Breathe will remind you to follow through on your pledges and save your good work in your time capsule each time you check off completed actions, to celebrate when you open it.
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Get Involved with Breathe

You're invited to help enact Breathe's vision.
If you feel inspired to perform or speak, offer your skills, connections, advice, donations, or to share this with people who would want to get involved, we wholeheartedly welcome you! Click below to tell us about yourself and how you'd like to join the team.

Specific types of assistance Breathe needs now:

We invite you to join in any way that is aligned for you.
Perform or speak.
Offer your skills, connections, advice, donations.
Share this with people who would want to get involved.

Take the opportunity to shape this project with your experience and insight!

It is from our collective wisdom and the pooling of our brilliance, creativity, experience, and resources that we make our dreams into reality.
We share this in the spirit of Ubuntu, the Nguni Bantu term meaning
“I am because we are,"
reflecting the belief that a universal bond of sharing connects all humanity.

Specifically, we seek contributors to assist with:

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