Isolation of issues is no longer possible. We can’t ignore racial injustice while fighting the climate and extinction crises.
On September 24, 2022, more than 30,000 people occupied the main roads of downtown Seoul, South Korea, for the nation’s largest climate justice march.
Yes, our society is better off with the IRA having passed than we would be without its passage. But if we don’t find a way to snuff out fossil fuels, directly, on a crash schedule, the climate emergency will only intensify.
By joining the forces of the disability rights movement and environmental activism and using the hard learned lessons of both we can strive to dismantle existing systems of oppression and build a new society where accessibility, resilience, and sustainability are fundamental values, rather than afterthoughts.
Billy Wimsatt is founder and Executive Director of the Movement Voter Project, an organization that works to strengthen progressive power at all levels of government. He addresses the question of “What Could Possibly Go Right?”
Openness, imagination, creativity, solidarity, compassion, love, joy, humor, and much more should be the words we keep handy in our pockets, our hands, and our hearts. Our heads will follow if we dedicate our lives to this.
The Covid-19 pandemic has made all the more evident what feminists have long argued, namely that care work – especially direct care work which involves a relation between a caregiver and a care receiver – is the foundation of our economy and society.
Kumi’s current roles include Professor of Practice, Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University; Global Ambassador, and Africans Rising for Justice, Peace and Dignity.
Kumi shares his thoughts on What Could Possibly Go Right?