Green For All is a national organization dedicated to building an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty. Although often presented as "single issues" poverty, racism, and environmental degradation are interlinked, as low-income people suffer disproportionately from cancer, asthma and other respiratory ailments. Katrina was a dramatic example of the way class and race interacted with the environment. "By advocating for local, state and federal commitment to job training, job creation, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the emerging green economy -- especially for people from disadvantaged communities -- Green For All fights both poverty and pollution at the same time."
Perhaps nobody understood the interconnectedness of multiple movements more than Martin Luther King, who not only fought for civil rights in the United States, but for economic justice, peace and human rights around the world. It was, after all, at a rally for sanitation workers that Martin Luther King would be killed.
And on the 40th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination, Green for All is hosting The Dream Reborn: A Gathering To Honor Dr. King and Create Green Pathways to Prosperity. "A bullet killed the dreamer, but not the dream. Together, we will create ecological solutions to heal the earth while bringing jobs, justice, wealth and health to all our communities." Sounds like the perfect way to honor Dr. King's memory.
To check out the Dream Reborn Video and to take action on on this campaign, visit TakePart.com
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