Meet our community.

Meet our community.

We are mothers, workers, tenants and more from low-income families and communities of color.

But our community is facing
some big issues.

Exclusion

From unemployment [1]More people today are suffering from poverty and unemployment in Washington than at any other time in the past ten years (Facing Race 2016 Report Card) to the green ceiling [2]People of color are 36% of the U.S. population, but we do not exceed 16% of the staff on environmental organizations (Green 2.0 Report), our communities are excluded from economic opportunities and positions of power.

Exclusion

From unemployment [1]More people today are suffering from poverty and unemployment in Washington than at any other time in the past ten years (Facing Race 2016 Report Card) to the green ceiling [2]People of color are 36% of the U.S. population, but we do not exceed 16% of the staff on environmental organizations (Green 2.0 Report), our communities are excluded from economic opportunities and positions of power.

Displacement

From gentrification [3]Seattle was second only to Boston in the degree to which gentrification had spread throughout the city. Additionally, homelessness in Seattle jumped 19% in 2016. to forced migration [4]200 million people around the globe 'could be forced to leave their homes as the result of global warming within the next 50 years.' (Houston Journal of International Law, 2013), our communities are displaced from our houses, neighborhoods and homelands.

Disposed of

From food insecurity [5]In King County, communities of color disproportionately experience food insecurity -- for example, 31% of Latinos in contrast 9% of white folks experience food insecurity as adults. and pollution [6]58% of the population that lives within one mile of the Duwasmish Superfund boundary are people of color. to gender violence [7]Trans people of color are 6 times more likely to experience physical violence from the police (relative to cisgender white survivors of sexual violence). and incarceration [8]In the United States, more Black people are in prison today than enslaved in 1850., our communities are vulnerable to health hazards and premature death.

Disposed of

From food insecurity [5]In King County, communities of color disproportionately experience food insecurity -- for example, 31% of Latinos in contrast 9% of white folks experience food insecurity as adults. and pollution [6]58% of the population that lives within one mile of the Duwasmish Superfund boundary are people of color. to gender violence [7]Trans people of color are 6 times more likely to experience physical violence from the police (relative to cisgender white survivors of sexual violence). and incarceration [8]In the United States, more Black people are in prison today than enslaved in 1850., our communities are vulnerable to health hazards and premature death.

As climate change intensifies this cycle of injustice, Got Green fights for transformative change by building community power in South Seattle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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