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As we continue to see police and citizen violence on Black people, most recently with the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, what must we do to reform the carceral system and dismantle white supremacy? 

The work of addressing white supremacy is critical to building a climate movement rooted in justice. There is no just recovery for climate, without addressing the systemic extraction, harm and violence towards Black communities. Building a movement rooted in the needs of those most oppressed is the only way we can achieve liberation and justice for all. 

We don’t live single-issue lives, and this is not a single-issue movement. Ecological degradation, systemic racism, economic inequality, social inequity – these issues are all deeply interlinked, and connected by the same root causes – colonialism, extractivism, and an economy built for profit and corporation — all at the expense of our health, safety & democracy. 

350 Colorado stands with the Black Lives Matter movement and is committed to working with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities from across Colorado to hold our leaders accountable to the injustices forced on communities of color. We pledge to work to dismantle the systems of oppression that not only make communities of color targets for violence, but also targets of toxic pollution. 

Below are some ways you can take action today to support black lives in Colorado and work to dismantle systemic racism. 

  1. Make space for Black people to grieve. Do what you can to be an active and present supporter and acknowledge the ongoing trauma Black people face every day. 
  2. Follow the leadership of Black communities. The key concept here is to pause and listen. Whether you are at a protest or on social media, we must follow the desires of those who are being impacted.
  3. Dig deep. This month during Black History Month we encourage you to commit to some time for reflection, education, and action for black lives. Use this month as a launch point for a renewed and deepened commitment to dismantling systemic racism within the climate movement and society. Review the resources below so you can learn how to be a champion for justice and celebrate black lives every day of the year.

Immediate Actions

Groups and Organizations to Support


Watch webinars from 350 Colorado and partners on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion topics. See the playlist here and a few examples below: