Who is It Takes Roots?
#ItTakesRoots to #GrowtheResistance
centers the leadership and power of urban and rural communities on the frontlines of racial, gender, housing, environmental, energy and climate justice in the United States to advance regenerative economies and healthy communities. ITR is a multiracial, multicultural, multi-generational alliance of networks and alliances representing over 200 organizations and affiliates in over 50 states, provinces, territories and Native lands in the U.S. and Canada, and is led by women, gender nonconforming people, people of color, and Indigenous Peoples. It is an outcome of years of organizing and relationship building across the Climate Justice Alliance
(CJA), Grassroots Global Justice Alliance
(GGJ), Indigenous Environmental Network
(IEN), and Right to the City Alliance
(RTC) alongside Center for Story-based Strategy
and The Ruckus Society
Each alliance is led by grassroots organizations, and each brings unique contributions to our collective work. CJA brings strategies for a Just Transition to a regenerative economy; GGJ brings connections with global movements and grassroots feminism and gender justice; IEN brings a strong framework of environmental justice, indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights; RTC brings deep experience in housing & land rights and in coordinating translocal actions.