By Heather Perkins, Deputy Director
You joined in action, and now it’s time to join us in auction!
Thank you for sharing space with us at our nationwide virtual event, Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance, this past Tuesday, October 17 (event recording now available!).
From moment one to the event closing – this member connector and fundraiser was powerful. Our featured speakers were unabashed in naming the connections between the topics of this year’s Think Before You Pink® Goes Rogue campaign: environmental racism, fossil fuel divestment, and the politics of breast cancer. Galvanized by their words and their work, we took collective action together, to urge our representatives to support the Environmental Justice For All Act, and together, we are unstoppable.
So, let’s keep it up!
If you were inspired by our line-up of radical and compassionate changemakers – now is the time to turn that inspiration into support of the work of BCAction – by bidding in our Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance auction or donating to BCAction directly.
Our event program included a conversation between BCAction Executive Director KR and BCAction Internal Affairs Committee Chair CoCo Villaluz. CoCo shared personal, lived experiences of how energy, environmental, and zoning policy impacts her, her family, and her community. These personal experiences of environmental racism faced by Indigenous communities drives the point home: we must address inequitable environmental exposures faced by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities to address and end breast cancer.
Program Manager Haleemah Atobiloye was joined by two featured speakers: BCAction’s partner in the Graton Pesticides (GRaPE) Research Study, Nichole Warwick, and climate movement leader Tamara Toles O’Laughlin.
These two environmental justice allies brought their unique expertise on the topics of science, research, and the power of community advocacy, as well as the necessary lenses of approaching this work with race, class, and environmental justice in mind. In combination, we see the pressing need to address and end breast cancer through a health justice lens, which is our critical and unique work.
Ready to demonstrate your support of this work? Bid now, and bid high – because it’s auction time, a.k.a. hammer time! The Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance auction closes tomorrow, Sunday, October 22 at 12:00am (midnight) Pacific Time.
You are our power. In our events, in collective action, and in providing the support such that this unique work can continue. Visit the Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance auction now and support BCAction’s work to address and end breast cancer for all communities.