The Climate Justice Alliance’s It Takes Roots quilt was created during the 2015 Summer of Our Power, which was launched on the Summer Solstice—June 21, 2015—in recognition of our interrelated, interdependent, and complementary relationship with Mother Earth.

The Climate Justice Alliance’s It Takes Roots quilt was created during the 2015 Summer of Our Power, which was launched on the Summer Solstice—June 21, 2015—in recognition of our interrelated, interdependent, and complementary relationship with Mother Earth.

Over the course of two months during the summer of 2015, frontline communities undertook creative movement building projects to build interconnected local strategies and broader public awareness for a just transition away from an economy based on extraction and exploitation.

The centerpiece of the Summer of Our Power was a “quilt relay” in August, 2015, through which CJA members created a collective quilt that symbolizes the breadth and depth of frontline community solutions offering real hope in the face of climate devastation. The quilt relay concluded in solidarity with gulf coast communities at the 10th Anniversary Commemoration of Hurricane Katrina.

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