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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Action Preparation and Legal Services
Digital & Press Freedom
Political Climate Observers
Criminal Injustice System