Breathe is a new non-profit led by a diverse team of activists, performers, and event producers, dedicated to spotlighting and supporting organizations that address racial and environmental injustice and the impacts of climate change on communities of color and the world.  Breathe amplifies people, actions and organizations working on the frontlines of these intersecting issues and channels support to them. We accomplish this through artistic and educational events, highlighting the critical work true heroes are sustaining in their communities. On-going engagement by the audience is encouraged through the web platform and relationships we are building.

Our first production will premiere in May and we need your support!

Breathe will present a series of showcases on activism in specific locations/communities around a particular issue, featuring local grassroots organizations and projects, musicians, and artists. Compelling interviews and poignant art will tell a story of hope and solidarity to motivate action. Episodes will be augmented with content on the Breathe website for deeper exploration and engagement to support that community's current work. Targeted marketing and action campaigns will coordinate the release of each video with the needs of each community. With these showcases, Breathe will introduce the vital work of local groups to a national audience, and inspire people to level up their own activism.

We cannot ignore the interconnected nature of these dire issues. But we can raise our spirits with a unifying mix of inspiration, beauty, and empowerment to encourage action! The more we see each other pitching in, the easier it is to direct our energy and resources toward change. Everyone can find their own way to plug in to the movement for a just, equitable, resilient world. Breathe is here to help make those connections.

We invite you to help launch this innovative project with a donation. Our current goal is to raise $25,000, and as of the end of March we have raised almost $9,000. So far we have enough to produce and market the first two high quality episodes by working with incredibly kind professionals dedicated to the cause. Any amount is much appreciated – every $40 buys another half hour of post-production work! In pre-production now are segments on Bayview/Hunters Point in San Francisco and White Mesa, Utah, with more locations across the country in development.

We are confident of Breathe’s ability to help build the movement for significant, systemic, lasting change. If you'd like to contribute your time and skills as part of the team, please click the Get Involved button below, or email admin@breatheforjustice.org.

Thank you so much for your consideration and support! We are deeply appreciative and inspired by all of you striving for a more just, equitable, safe, and healthy world for all.

Be Well!

– Breathe is a fiscally sponsored project of Movement Strategy Center, a California nonprofit corporation exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service #20-1037643. To donate with a check, please mail to Movement Strategy Center, 436 14th St, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612, and reference Breathe.

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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.

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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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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.
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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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