Inequities, injustice, greed, and corruption have pushed this planet and its people to a tipping point. The murder of George Floyd during a global pandemic was a catalyst for people around the world to rise up in unity against racial injustice.
The threats of climate chaos, socio-economic instability, and increasing disparities by every metric in a racialized hierarchy, require widespread change. However, entrenched imbalances of power along racial and ancestral lines threaten hope and impede progress. Racial equity is key to a just, stable, peaceful future on this planet. It will not be gifted; it must be resisted, insisted, and remodeled into being, with the pressure of a massive movement that is organized and sustained.
increasing economic disparity
exploitation of the labor force
polluted land, water, air, and food
limited access to healthy food and housing
inadequate, underfunded health and education systems
BREATHE aims to shift the public discourse,
shining light on the impacts of generations of systemic racism,
amplifying the voices of those most impacted by environmental issues and economic instability,
as destructive effects of the climate crisis become more acute and frequent.
The donations, attention, and action of an inspired audience will be directed to frontline organizations marginalized communities with the vision, experience, and plans to build a better world.
Specifically, BREATHE will:
to help heal the impacts of
generations of racial injustice and
catalyze solutions of systemic change.
by shining a light on the connections between
racial injustice and environmental crises,
using empowering stories of solidarity.
by amplifying the voices of those
who have been working on solutions
and generating mass strategic support.
of projects that are actively engaged in justice, equity, healing, and resilience
for vulnerable communities.
We prioritize organizations that are led by African Americans,
Native Americans, and other people of color,
and which encourage youth leadership.
We are artists, community organizers, lawyers, teachers, designers, scholars, musicians, service workers, event producers, entrepreneurs, and we are all ACTIVISTS.
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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.
We invite you to join in any way that is aligned for you.
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Offer your skills, connections, advice, donations.
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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: