Earth Justice Ministries has, from our founding in 1996, been committed to working for racial justice and an end to discrimination of all kinds. We support and join in this moment of popular uprising against white supremacy and police brutality against African American men, and call for an end to the racism that pervades our social, economic, and political institutions and systems of power. We commit ourselves to doing everything we can to further this movement, to work in solidarity with those who are most impacted, and to bring whatever resources we can to this struggle.
On July 20, we will join workers across the country in the Strike for Black Lives. We are participating in local Black Lives Matter demonstrations with the local Racial Justice Coalition and working closely with two local racial justice organizations: Color Me Human, whose founder and primary director is Tracy Pepper, an Earth Justice Ministries board member, and Creating Communities Beyond Bias (CCBB), which has Earth Justice Ministries director Guarionex Delgado on CCBB’s board. Find out more about these groups at their websites or at our Associated Groups page.
We will be adding resources and links to this page as we continue this work and as the struggle develops. Meanwhile, read our Earth Justice Ministries initial commentary, posted in the Grass Valley Union: George Floyd: Say His Name. Also, watch and listen to Sharon Delgado’s sermon on the topic: The Things that Make for Peace (If You Want Peace, Work for Justice).