#POCLiberatedWorld Now: People of Color Liberation Work Organizations

This guide shares a glimpse into some the organizations across the country that are involved in Racial Justice and Intersectional Liberation work.

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A Long Walk Home – Chicago

A Long Walk Home is a non-profit that uses art to educate, engage, and empower young people to end violence against girls and women through powerful Black girls youth leaders and solidarity.  Instagram: @alongwalkhome

Black Emotional Mental Health (BEAM) Collective – Los Angeles

Black emotional and mental health collective is working to create a world where there are no barriers to Black Healing.

Black Organizing Project – Oakland, CA

Black community-led org working for racial social & economic justice through grassroots organizing & community building Oakland, CA. Instagram: @blackorganizingproject

Black Youth Project – National (U.S.)

An activist, member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating freedom & justice for all Black people through a Black Queer Feminist Lens.

Brown Boi Project – Oakland, CA

The Brown Boi Project is a community of masculine of center womyn, men, two-spirit people, transmen, and our allies committed to changing the way that communities of color talk about gender.

Children of Combahee – NYC

Multi-denominational faith leaders committed to ending child sexual abuse in Black churches. A newly founded project, funded by the Just Beginnings Collaborative, that mobilizes against child sexual abuse in Black churches using womanist pastoral and theological methods.

Critical Resistance – Los Angeles | NYC | Oakland | Portland

Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure.

Fight For 15 – National

International movement of underpaid workers taking a stand against poverty wages. We are winning, join us.

GrassROOTS Community Foundation (GCF) – West Orange, NJ

Investing in the health and well-being of women and girls so they can be change agents for their communities. GCF, where public health meets social action.

International Indigenous Youth Council (of Heal Denver) – Denver

The International Indigenous Youth Council (IIYC) was started and led by womxn and two-spirit peoples during the Standing Rock Indigenous Uprising of 2016 while peacefully protecting the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. We aspire to inspire young individuals to build bridges of solidarity and become leaders of their communities.

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center – Minneapolis, Minnesota

MIWRC is empowering American Indian Women & Families While Advocating for Justice & Equity.

Move To End Violence – Washington D.C.

Move to End Violence is a vision of a future in which girls and women are free from violence, act as agents of change, and are leading the way to a better world.

One·n·ten – Phoenix, AZ

Working to ensure all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & questioning (LGBTQ) youth, ages 14-24, are respected, valued, & can be themselves wherever they are!

Ramp Your Voice! – Columbia, SC

Ramp Your Voice! is a disability rights, consultation & advocacy organization that promotes self-advocacy & empowerment for People with Disabilities (PwDs). Founded by Vilissa Thompson, a Black woman, social worker and writer with disabilities.

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) – Washington D.C.

Trans People of Color Coalition (TPOCC) is the only national social justice organization that promotes the interest of Trans People of Color.

Trans Women of Color Collective – Washington D.C.

Uplifting the narratives, leadership & lived experiences of trans people of color while fighting for liberation of all oppressed people. #BlackTransRevolution

UPROSE – Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Organizing & building intergenerational, indigenous community leadership through advocacy & activism at the intersection of racial & climate justice.

Y+ Global Network of Young People Living with HIV – Global

Here at Y+ we’re on a mission to make sure young people living with HIV can contribute to the HIV response. Too many young people are affected by HIV. It’s the second largest cause of death of adolescents and young people globally, and the first in sub-Saharan Africa.