By Haleemah Atobiloye, Program Manager
Breast cancer activism goes beyond holding pink ribbon marketing culture accountable in October, and extends throughout the year.
It also means connecting the dots between our three core programmatic priorities: issues of breast cancer screening, treatment, and diagnosis; the root causes of breast cancer; and watchdogging pink ribbon fundraising. Our advocacy work addresses the intersecting issues of environmental justice, gender justice, racial justice, and health justice.
Here’s what we actively supported in California in the month of April, alongside our coalition partners:
You can also read the March summary of our advocacy work on Facebook, including our support of the 2023 Banking on Climate Chaos Report.
Authored by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil Change International, Sierra Club, Reclaim Finance, and Urgewald, this investigative annual report details which banks are driving the climate crisis by funding fossil fuels.
By connecting the toxic, cancer-causing chemical exposures caused by fossil fuel production, drilling, and manufacturing, with who is most impacted due to increasing extreme weather events and decades of environmental racism, we make it clear that breast cancer activism and advocacy are forms of both racial justice and climate justice.
Thank you for supporting this work, and engaging with this intersectional advocacy toward the goal of educating ourselves and others as to the best, most effective solutions to address and end the breast cancer crisis, and stopping this disease before it starts.
You are our power.