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An interview with Quinton Sankofa of Movement Generation

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On climate, youth, intersectionality and organizing

Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project is one of the USA’s pre-eminent environmental justice organizations, looking to inspire and engage in transformative action towards the liberation of land, labor and culture. In the recording of this 22 min interview with Project Censored you can hear MG collective member Quinton Sankofa talk on food justice, Black liberation, young people, climate change and much more, including getting organized. You should also definitely take a look at the new ‘Strategic Framework for a Just Transition‘ which they published in January 2017 (and which is also available in Spanish).

“[During Hurricane Katrina] I saw climate change and the disruption of our ecosystem meet the racism and the oppression and I saw that collision. And I had not too many places to explore that with right?…the environmental groups that I was kinda peeking into who were talking about climate change were pretty much all white, with no analysis around oppression.”

“The work with young people and having the intergenerational spaces is a very important things for us…We know that every aspect of our community from young to old has wisdom and knowledge to share…For us it’s all about the production of life, which is the basis of our economy – how do we produce life, how do we produce home, how do we manage home. Young people are at the center of that conversation…If you can’t make your ideas translate to young people who are going to be the ones to actually take those ideas and add value to those ideas…then I think we’re missing something”

A bit more on environmental justice


An interview with Quinton Sankofa of Movement Generation
View in full at Movement Generation