Triangle People Power is an active, mostly autonomous branch of the nonprofit organization, People Power.
People Power is the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country and take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets.
Vision: Our vision is a North Carolina with less systemic injustices, tangible plans for equity, and active youth leadership. In essence, we want to preserve our own future.
We Affirm That:
-Black lives matter
-Climate change is urgent and must be acted upon now
-Marginalized communities are at the forefront of every issue
-We must learn while advocating
-Systems of privilege permeate our lives
-Allyship is important--we cannot be the mouthpiece of a community that isn’t our own
-A woman has the right to choose
-LGBTQ+ is beautiful
-Bodies should not be criminalized
-Racism is institutionalized
-Equity is achievable
-Indigenous rights are human rights
-No human is illegal
Mission Statement: Triangle People Power strives to liberate the systems in place to repress minorities through youth leadership and exchanges between frontline community members and grassroots activists. It is a team of geographically, demographically and grade-level diverse high school students engaging in civil liberties, justice, and equity work through learning and coordinating events. As a youth chapter of People Power, Triangle People Power is based in and works mostly on issues in North Carolina, specifically injustices affecting marginalized communities. However, TPP can serve as a model for other high school activist groups throughout the United States in its ability and willingness to serve and work with the local community.
To learn more about the People Power as a whole, and to start your own organization/chapter, click here
For information about the intersection of environmental justice, classism, and inequity and the definitions of these buzzwords, you can view the Powerpoint attached below--it is a powerful presentation by the NC Environmental Justice Network.