South Yorkshire Climate Alliance

SCA Black Lives Matter Response

The climate crisis is one of the most urgent and crucial issues in the UK public agenda. In any crisis it is the poorest and most vulnerable that suffer the greatest impacts.

As summed up by Patrisse Cullors and Nyeusi Nguvu, members of the Black Lives Matter movement, “Racism is endemic to global inequality. This means that those most affected – and killed – by climate change are Black and poor people”

However the representation of BAME communities in the climate movement is desperately lacking.

We believe that the environmental movement needs to reflect the political and social realities facing BAME communities.

We are currently recruiting new members to our Board of Trustees, and, as part of our response to Black Lives Matter, we are therefore particularly interested to hear from potential Trustees from Black and other minority ethnic backgrounds.

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