The Insufficiency of Solidarity

Jay Owen Global Citizen, Transforming Finance



The Insufficiency of Solidarity

Over the past several weeks our team has been processing our grief over George Floyd’s death. He should still be alive. So should Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, David McAtee, Rayshard Brooks, Oluwatoyin Salau, and too many others. We’ve also been reflecting, learning from voices that are too often pushed to the side in the sustainability movement, and having conversations about what we can do in response.

The Insufficiency of Solidarity” reflects several internal conversations we’ve had about the movement for racial justice and what it means to be an ally in our work. We know we don’t have all the answers but we keep circling back to two critical components of allyship: listening and action.

This is just the beginning of the conversation. We welcome your thoughts on how you and your organizations are reflecting on this movement and your ideas for how we can collectively leverage our work for more impact.

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