Now these questions will most likely produce an array of answers, just as diverse as the movement.
But, the real answer is that all of us believe in a better world, a better society for our families, children and neighbors.
Last week at the Young Nonprofit Professional Network’s annual party someone asked, ‘What do you do?’ My response was ‘I do Environmental Justice work’ and somehow I felt more empowered just by saying that.
Empowered because I know I am working in solidarity with hundreds of communities, coalitions and other nonprofits around the world.
And, we will never stop because the more we push the more we win. We refuse to be defeated.
We believe in clean air for Detroit, a healthy high school for West Oakland students and climate justice for Port Arthur. We stand together with the residents of Richmond, CA and Durban, South Africa who are both fighting the same fight against big oil.
This work is fun and rewarding, but I do it because I can’t not do it.
We need to “be the change we want to see in the world.” There is no other work to do until these injustices are rectified.
An injustice to one is an injustice to all and if we don’t come together and take a stand for that, who will?
We just got to keep remembering that there ain’t no power like the power of the people ‘cause the power of the people don’t stop.