*This was written as a school paper, which is why this is phrased as it is + is longer. This was reviewed in advance by a #StopLine3 leader*

When environmental disasters make the news, they don’t feel real. They’re tragedies that we see and sometimes feel just as empathetic to as we do to the fictional characters we love and adore. With tragedy after tragedy, can we blame anyone? This is the language that makes it hard to gain global support to prevent these disasters from happening in the first place. To the average human, prioritizing the environment may just…

The idea of intersectionality and racial equity is becoming more and more prominent in the United States, among other countries. The stories of those marginalized have been brought to the forefront. All of this wonderful change sparks the question: how did we get here in the first place? A September 2016 article from Vox entitled Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms has led to a discussion on current and historical social justice tactics. The United States has been built on a growing economy and is now known as the most powerful country…

(This is the written draft used to prepare the Revolution Coalition / Spark of Life Collective teach-in presentation found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBSDAExfiDs&t=87s)

When we have a conversation about climate change and climate injustice, we don’t think of an LGBTQ+ activist off the top of our heads. We don’t think of a climate activist of color off the top of our heads. Try both. …

Lena Rodriguez [SparkOfLena]

Student, Writer, & Activist. Founder & Executive Director of Revolution Coalition. Working towards a Political Science & Journalism degree.

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