Activist Organizations That Are Committed to Fighting Racism and Police Brutality
Reclaim the Block organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that promote community health and safety.
Color Of Change is one of the nation’s largest online racial justice organizations that helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world. They hold corporations and governments accountable to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy, and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
NPAP was created as a non-profit to protect the human and civil rights of individuals in their encounters with law enforcement and detention facility personnel. The central mission of NPAP is to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
The Solutions Not Punishments Coalition is a Black, Trans and Queer led collaborative that builds mobilizes to wage and win capigns that force systemic divestment from the prison industrial complex and investment in the services that support their communituies.
Black Visions Collective (BLVC) center their work around healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop their organizations core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns. By building movements from the ground up with an integrated model, they are creating the conditions for long term success and transformation.
Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) is a campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change.
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area. Through mobilization, education and capacity-building, they work for community wellness and progressive social and economic justice.
Black Women’s Blueprint mobilized civil society to convene the first Black Women’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (BWTRC) in the U.S. to locate women within the work of racial justice and pursue truth, justice, healing and reconciliation. Through the BWTRC, survivors of sexual assault were able to collectively create a healing paradigm that focused on their own needs as well as the larger scope of the global struggle for Black women.