Leading With Legacy | Issue 02

Hey Legacy-Building Fam!

Welcome to your weekly dose of inspiration, updates, and community highlights from The Chisholm Legacy Project! We’re thrilled to have you with us on this transformative journey towards a just and equitable future for Black communities at the forefront of the climate justice movement.

🔦 This Week’s Spotlight 🔦

Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems Climate Remix Challenge

The Chisholm Legacy Project and the Notorious Black Femme Crew have thrown down the gauntlet! And we got up $10,000 on the line!

We’re calling you out to unleash your lyrical skills and spit fire on the mic, with a Hip-Hop anthem for climate justice. We want see you flex your creativity and craft a banger that doesn’t just slap, but that’s also a powerful call to action for climate justice.

So are you ready to lay down a beat that’s going to turn heads, move hearts for the environment, and potentially win you $10,000?

There’s no rules on how you craft your video masterpiece, so hit us with your best shots! Whether you wanna stare into the camera, put on a show with friends and props, or mix in some slick animations— get wild, be creative, and most importantly, make it resonate. Show us what you got and you could win up to $10,000!

Must be 18+ to enter, entries must be 2-5.5 minutes long, must be original content, and no obscenity or defamation. Deadline is February 23, 2024.

Click the button below for the full rules and guidelines and also to submit your entry!


Welcome to the vibrant heart of change, where the voices of BIPOC leaders echo with the power of transformation!

Our “BIPOC in ECJ” database is not just a directory; it’s a beacon of hope, illuminating the path for environmental and climate justice across every corner of our nation and beyond. Here, we celebrate the tireless advocates, the dreamers, and the doers who are shaping a more just and sustainable future.

Are you a trailblazer in the realms of Environmental and Climate Justice? Do you wield your expertise as a graphic notetaker, a champion of language justice, a cultural worker, a healing justice practitioner, or a professional dedicated to anti-oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion? Then, this is your call to action!

Join our ever-growing community by signing up to the “BIPOC in ECJ” database. Let’s amplify your voice, share your unique experiences, and connect you with organizations, institutions, and governments eager for your skills and insights. Together, we can forge stronger bonds, create impactful changes, and uplift the experiences that matter most.

Step forward as a leader.

Sign up today, and let’s make waves in the world of environmental and climate justice!

Black Climate Justice Toastmasters: February 14, 2024

We’re thrilled to invite you to an exhilarating and transformative experience—our upcoming Black Climate Justice Toastmasters meeting on, February 14, 2024!

By joining the Black Climate Justice Toastmasters circle, you will hone your ability to speak out, change minds, and inspire action. Our peer-to-peer support model connects you with others who are deeply committed to climate justice in Black communities. Here, you’ll refine the strength of your voice, articulate your vision with greater precision, and ignite the passion of those eager for change.

Whether your ambitions lie in electrifying the stage, leading soul-stirring discussions, or conducting life-changing workshops, we’ve got you covered. This program will equip you with the strategies, skills, and steadfast community you need to shatter ceilings and reshape futures.

🌱 Rising Together 🌱

In Rising Together, we’re celebrating and uplifting organizations and community groups we are proud to work alongside of on our journey towards Black Liberation, Just Transition, and climate justice!

Opal PDX

“OPAL’s work is at the intersection of environmental justice, civil rights, and transportation and housing. We’ve organized around issues ranging from air quality to congestion pricing, to reducing policing and increasing bus service, and have had dozens of victories since OPAL’s founding in 2006.”

Learn more

🎧 Rhythm & Reads 📚

Rhythm & Reads is your go-to section, where culture meets the cause in a small curated selection of sounds, stories, and insights that inspire our shared mission towards liberation, justice, just transition, and tackling the climate crisis. Each week, we’ll handpick a mix of music, podcasts, books, and articles that enlighten and empower us to drive systemic change.

Mikaela Loach on fighting the climate crisis through social justice and being a ‘soft Black girl’

Medical student and climate organizer, Mikaela Loach, talks about why we need to reframe our understanding of the climate crisis in order to tackle its root causes, and why only through “active hope” and collective action can we radically transform our world for the better.

Black Girl Freedom Week Seeks to Amplify Underrepresented Voices

On February 12, the fourth annual Black Girl Freedom Week begins… Deliberately scheduled to coincide with both Black History Month and the birthdays of Audre Lorde and Toni Morrison, the week of events is described by organizers as “a celebration of the dreams, power, and leadership of Black girls, femmes, and gender-expansive youth.” Read the full story at Nonprofit Quarterly

🫱🏾‍🫲🏽 Join the Conversation 🫱🏾‍🫲🏽

We want to hear from you! How are you implementing the principles of Just Transition, pushing for Black Liberation, or dismantling extractivism in your community? Are there communities that you know need support in their work toward these goals, or even communities who are already doing the work and needing to be highlighted? Don’t forget – you can submit resources to our Resource Hub to be featured, or even request help finding a resource that you may need! Share your stories and insights with us and let’s make this a conversation!

Remember, each step we take is a step towards transformation. Ubuntu (I am because we are)—together, we’re not just envisioning a brighter future; we’re actively building it. Let’s keep the momentum going and continue leading with legacy.

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