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An Activist Turned Mainstream Environmental Leader Argues that Racism is Killing the Planet

As director of organizational transformation at the Sierra Club, Hop Hopkins is contributing to the design of the group’s efforts on justice and inclusion as well as the examination of its mission and theory of change with regard to racial equity. Within the organization and its chapters and in public forums, Hopkins champions the notion that the battles for racial justice and environmental justice are inseparable. That the neighborhoods fighting police brutality are often the same ones fighting the polluter next door. That the traditional environmental movement can’t achieve its goals unless it locks arms with the racial-justice movement.

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