No Justice, No Peace

We're entering an age where First Amendment rights to protest are under serious attack.

No Justice, No Peace
Photograph by Jorge Wunch / Instagram

LISTENING: to the birds chirp outside
FEELING: a bit lost today
SEEING: annoying ants infest my office

Who won't remember the summer of 2020? It was a historic season — one we'll remember for generations. Millions — upwards of 15 million — took to the streets across the U.S. demanding racial justice after police killed George Floyd. The requests of protesters were simple: defund the police so that Black people may thrive and live in peace.

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Four years later, police officers continue to kill Black people indiscriminately. And the Supreme Court has effectively moved to criminalize mass protests in at least three states: Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. These states are also home to a growing presence of extreme weather fueled by rising temperatures. These states face a polycrisis. We all do.

Welcome to Possibilities, a creative climate newsletter on the possibilities that lie where crisis meets community. I’m Yessenia Funes, and I'm worried about what's coming.

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