The global Pachamama Alliance community came together with Co-founders Lynne and Bill Twist, Board Member Rev. Deborah Johnson, and Managing Director Mario Trigueros on June 15, 2020, for a discussion about Black Lives Matter and the work of Pachamama Alliance. Further webinars in this series include Black Lives Matter Panel: Implications for a Connected Future and Black Lives Matter Town Hall with Rev. Deborah Johnson.

We are in a time of immense change and upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic caught the world by surprise, and the disruption of our health, economic, and political systems will forever change the world. Now we are in the midst of a global uprising to demand racial justice for communities who for centuries have suffered through systemic racism in every domain of society. People everywhere are waking up to the reality that we must change the way society operates in order to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world.

The same myth of separation that undergirds racism is also used to justify the extraction of fossil fuels and the destruction of the rainforest, and the work of undoing racism is an integral component of bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.