Some Organizational Resources in this Post-Election Moment

The 2016 U.S. election results unleashed a wave of shock, fear, disillusionment, anger, and deep motivation, among other emotions, for many advocates and supporters of the racial justice movement. The early stages of the immense work that lies ahead has already begun — from providing support and preparing protection for some of the most vulnerable in our communities, to monitoring policy signs from the forthcoming administration, to driving solutions at the local level. The scale of attacks is not normal, but the foundations for this struggle have been well-established in the vision, values and dedication of hundreds of organizations, big and small, across the country.

For those unsure in this moment of how and where to look for the latest information or to otherwise actively support the racial justice movement in this time of great need, Race Forward offers the following shortlist — grouped by six areas of immediate concern — as a starting point of reference. Note: neither the list of organizations nor groupings are exhaustive, and the work of some of these largely national and under-the-radar groups cuts across the areas and other critical issues and communities. Please direct thoughts and questions to raceforward@raceforward.org.

 

Action Preparation and Legal Services

Organization Twitter
Immigration Legal Resource Center (ILRC) @ILRC_SF
Indigenous Environmental Network @ienearth
National Lawyers Guild @NLGnews
Ruckus Society @ruckusociety
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) @ShowUp4RJ
Transgender Law Center @translawcenter

Digital & Press Freedom

Organization Twitter
Center for Media Justice @mediajustice
The Committee to Protect Journalists @pressfreedom
Electronic Frontier Foundation @EFF
Freedom of the Press Foundation @FreedomofPress

Political Climate Observers

Organization Twitter
Center for Constitutional Rights @theCCR
Color of Change @ColorOfChange
Government Alliance on Race and Equity  
People’s Action @pplsaction
Political Research Associates @PRAEyesRight
Southerners On New Ground (SONG) @ignitekindred

Criminal Injustice System

Organization Twitter
Critical Resistance @C_Resistance
Detention Watch Network (DWN) @DetentionWatch
Dream Defenders @Dreamdefenders
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights @ellabakercenter
Not1More Deportation @Not1_More
PICO Network @PICOnetwork

Anti-Islamophobia Defense

Organization Twitter
Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative @muslimarc
National Network on Arab American Communities @nnaac
South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) @SAALTweets

Immigrant Rights

Organization Twitter
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) @BAJItweet
Movimiento Cosecha @CosechaMovement
National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) @ndlon
National immigration Law center @NILC_org