While we continue to provide updates like water quality results, we also feel it is necessary to address the pressing issue of systemic racial oppression that haunts black lives across our nation. Isla Vista Surfrider stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and recognizes that environmental justice cannot be achieved without social justice. We promise to fight for coastal conservation and accessibility for ALL people through an intersectional approach. This includes the recognition that Black, Indigenous + POC are disproportionately affected by environmental inequality. As we move forward, we continue to educate ourselves about these inequalities, support social justice organizations like NAACP and Color of Change, and work at the intersection of social justice and coastal conservation within our communities. Silence is not an option! #BlackLivesMatter