Jessica Garraway

Jessica Garraway

Jessica Garraway has worked as a substitute teacher for three years. She has been organizing and writing on matters such as wealth disparity, racism, lgbt liberation, women’s liberation, and environmental issues for over 10 years. In recent years her work has been predominantly focused on environmental/climate justice. She was active in the fight to stop the building of what would have been the first Tar Sands mine in the US, the Keystone and the Dakota Access pipelines. Jessica was a founding member of the Mississippi Stand mobile caravan that cost the company Energy Transfer millions of dollars through a number of lockdowns to equipment and blockades. Her current work is focused on stopping the Line 3 pipeline through Minnesota and being a local coordinator for the Twin Cities Extinction Rebellion chapter.

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Sunday, September 22, 2019
A Real Extinction Rebellion Means the End of Colonialism, Imperialism, and Capitalism
Land and Water Defender Beginnings In 2011, as a 20 year old activist new to the environmental movement I joined up with other like-minded people for a retreat in rural Wisconsin to plan and strategize our next steps. As a Black woman, it was painfully obvious that amongst the scores of people in...
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Schools should be community hubs that prepare people for the skills we will need going forward to live through climate change. (Photo: Guy Smallman/Getty Images) Views
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Teachers Should Join the Student Strikes
On September 20th millions of students across the globe are taking a stand with student strikes – demanding action on climate change so they, and our grandchildren may survive and thrive. Now, adults have been called on to join the strikes . We believe educators should be the first to join them...
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