The #blacklivesmatter movement has made the dehumanization of and violence inflicted on African Americans visible. The ways in which the criminal justice system metes out violence towards people of color are manifold. One little-discussed facet of this violence is that which results from, and is hidden by, disaster response. As we prepare for more frequent and more damaging disasters, it behooves us, on this, the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall, to render visible how climate change and the inequities of the criminal justice system intersect and compound, as stated by #BlackLivesMatter, “the loss of healthy and thriving Black life and well-being.”
Blog — Climate Justice
NAACP, NOAA, and Climate Central co-hosted a training of trainers on sea level rise risk and action planning.
NAACP remembers Hurricane Katrina, training the community
Jacqui Patterson’s Remarks on Webinar on Net Metering with Solar Advocates
NAACP Climate Justice's plan for environmental equality for all.
Public Utilities Commissions/Public Service Commissions hold power over key decisions related to the energy resources, we detail why we work to ensure equality in this area.
NAACP addresses climate change and how it affects our community.
The NAACP is a part of the UN talks about climate change.
NAACP President/CEO Brooks stopped by CBS' Face the Nation to discuss stand with demonstrations and need for systemic reform.
NAACP branches are working hard against racial profiling incidents across the country.
This major victory, ending coal burning in Indianapolis is celebrated by the Indianapolis NAACP.
Jacqui Patterson, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Director presents at Earth 2100 Conference about effects of pollution/climate change.
The Gulfport NAACP has a major victory with the announcement of coal plants closing.
This week, the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference will convene in Jackson, Mississippi to highlight the accomplishments of those who worked to change the politically segregated Mississippi and to discuss how to continue the struggle towards Mississippi reaching its full potential.
The NAACP Minnesota State Conference of Branches' Just Energy Policies Report was released. It assesses energy policy in the state through a civil rights lens.