WHAT CAN YOU DO TO FIGHT RACISM?

We have a problem in this country. Racism. And it’s up to us as Americans (and as people) to do our part to end it. For a lot of us, we WANT to help but we don’t know how. Well, here is how YOU can get involved and help:

Disclaimer: The organizations listed below are provided as suggestions only. There has been NO privacy or security review of these organizations. Always think careful before sharing your personal information, it is your responsibility.

Activism

  • Vote Your Values: Democracy works when we all participate fully in our elections. If you’re not yet registered to vote, you can register at: https://vote.gov/. (In Person & By Mail in some jurisdiction)
  • The census was designed as a tool to ensure adequate representation. Participating in the census is vital as it determines resources for your community that include federal funding, congressional representation, funding for new schools, hospitals, roads and more. The Census can be completed online, through the mail, or by phone, making it convenient for every citizen to participate. Fill out the 2020 Census: https://my2020census.gov/ (Virtual)

Sign a petition (Virtual)

Volunteer

  • Help lift up critical, at-risk missions related to Diversity & Inclusion with Catchafire Foundation (Virtual)
  • Create maps that visualize data revealing incidence and occurrence of racial restrictive covenants in deeds with University of Minneapolis (Virtual)
  • Provide feedback on poems written by incarcerated youth through Free Minds Book Club (Virtual)
  • Get involved in grassroots organizing with HeadCount and promote voter participation (In Person)
  • Join a local affiliate of the National Urban League, a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality, and social justice and help elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups (Virtual)
  • Fight Racism with the UN (Virtual)
  • Take this quiz  from the UN to test your knowledge and to celebrate the human rights defenders who have fought for the rights of others. (Virtual)
  • Help Harvard researchers learn the best ways to break down stereotypes by taking Implicit Association Tests (Virtual)
  • Help small businesses, many that are under-resourced and run primarily by diverse entrepreneurs, through Start Small Think Big! (Virtual & In Person)
  • Increase the number of women of color in the digital space with Black Girls Code and encourage girls of color to become innovators in STEM fields (Virtual & In Person
  • Mentor:
    • UPchieve: UPchieve is a free, online platform that connects low-income high school students in the US with live, volunteer coaches any time they need it. (Virtual)
    • CareerVillage: CareerVillage.org’s mission is to democratize access to career information and advice for underrepresented youth. This is done by crowdsourcing the answers to every question from every student about every career. (Virtual)
    • iMentor: iMentor matches every student in their partner high schools with a college-educated mentor—a personal champion to help them on their college journey. (Virtual & In Person)
    • America Needs You: mentor first-generation college students (Virtual & In Person)
    • HEAF: mentor and/or inspire underserved young people beginning in middle school and continuing in college and beyond. (Virtual & In Person)
    • All Starts Project Inc (DSY): help young people learn to perform as professionals by volunteering for various programs.
    • Junior Achievement: JA’s volunteer-delivered, kindergarten-12th grade programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire students to dream big and reach their potential. Virtual opportunities can be found here and here. (Virtual & In Person)

Donate (Virtual)

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