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Organizations

Black Lives Matter is “a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life” and “to (re)build the Black liberation movement.” Black Lives Matter, originally a hashtag formed in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s killer in 2012, connects its members with local and national direct actions, days of action, teach-ins, panels, twitter chats, and more.

Find a local chapter or donate.

Color of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization, targets  “decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.” This organization connects its members to current petitions, crowd-source funding and local event information.

Become a member or donate.

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the oldest grassroots-based civil rights organization in the country. Its mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” Through activism, policy work, and education, the NAACP is currently focused on six areas of inequality within the African-American community: economic sustainability, education, health, criminal justice, voting rights, and youth engagement.

Become a member, find a local unit or donate.

Safety Pin Box is a monthly subscription box of tools for white people looking to advance racial justice in an effective and measurable way. Depending on the the subscription type, a box can include action checklists, group lesson plans and/or access to webinars. All profits go towards “individual Black women who have demonstrated a commitment to serving Black people.”  

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Click here for a more extensive list of black-led organizations.

There are many crucial ways to take action against instances of racism in your personal life.

 

In order to challenge systemic racism, it is essential to support and act in solidarity with people of color-led groups that are fighting for structural change.

 

If you are white, we also encourage you to connect with white-led anti-racism groups to help you best accompany black and brown people in this work.

 

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