Chicago-based Little Village Environmental Justice Organization marches for climate justice. Many Noyes grantees - and a few of our staff and board members - joined the 300,000+ marchers on September 21st in NYC.
Noyes Board Members Martha Matsuoka (chair), Jim Enote, Jaribu Hill and Nikhil Aziz, and staff Millie Buchanan and Vic De Luca were at Environmental Grantmakers Association Retreat. They are pictured with Kim Wasserman, 2013 Goldman Environmental Prize Winner for North America. Kim is director of the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization in Chicago.
In addition to being the leading contributor to global climate change, the fossil fuel industry has committed an egregious number of human rights and environmental crimes. The Responsible Endowments Coalition, with the Sierra Student Coalition, Energy Action Coalition, California Student Sustainability Coalition, and 350.org, is joining the student movement calling for universities to divest their holdings from coal and fossil fuels. MORE
ROC-NY has been busy building a base of NYC restaurant workers committed to fighting for justice in the industry; supporting worker struggles at Capital Grille, Grand Cafe and elsewhere; fighting for paid sick leave and elminination of the tipped minimum wage; and providing job training and placement to hundreds of NYC restaurant workers. ROC-NY believe that sustainable social justice movements must be built through grassroots organizing. MORE
Charity Hicks, an extraordinary Detroit activist, advocate, movement weaver, passed away on July 8th. She had very serious injuries resulting from a hit and run accident near Penn Station in NYC as she waited for a bus to go to the Left Forum where she was to present on a panel.
Charity was policy director for the East Michigan Environmental Action Council (EMEAC) and a Noyes Foundation EAT4Health Fellow. We are saddened by her passing and express our condolences to her family, friends and fellow activists.