Women’s Voices for the Earth is profoundly devastated and equally outraged by this week’s brutal killings of black men in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis at the hands of police, and now today, deeply saddened by the news of the killing of 5 police officers in Dallas.
As an organization committed to raising women’s voices to eliminate the toxic chemicals that harm our health and communities, we believe that everyone deserves to live in a healthy and safe environment. That environment includes where you live, work, play, and pray. That is why we cannot and will not remain silent in the wake of this week’s tragic events.
We are committed to working for justice and equity and stand in solidarity with the women-led, nonviolent #BlackLivesMatter movement. Among the myriad of inequities faced by black women, black women are also disproportionately affected by toxic chemical exposures.
It is our belief that by standing together, we will find solutions to the deep inequities in our society and find a way to cultivate love, justice, safety and peace for everyone.