The 350PDX office will be closed from June 26 to July 7 while the staff practice a period of rest. While the office is closed, we’re also holding space for members of the 350PDX community to take rest from work within the organization.
We believe rest is a vital part of our work for climate and social justice, giving us time to heal, process, imagine, and invent. We name rest as one of our core values to push back against the capitalist assumption that productivity defines our self-worth, and to hold space for community care. Within the climate justice movement, prioritizing rest also helps us be ready for “moments of the whirlwind,” when we put our full collective energy behind a common vision. At the same time, we know that not everyone has access to rest, especially those on the frontlines of oppressive harm. We may be encouraging folks to take a break from work at 350PDX, but we recognize that for many, work continues elsewhere. We also acknowledge that the work for justice is continual, and that no matter what, we must keep fighting for the just, resilient future we all deserve.
We thank you for all that you do for climate justice, and for being part of this community!
In deep gratitude,
350PDX Staff (Anissa, Brenna, Chris, Dineen, Eloise, Kiera, & Julia)