Everyone can and must play a role in fighting injustice if we want to see change. The degree in which you help will vary from person to person, however we must all do something. We are initiating a 3 Point Action Plan that we believe will be effective in eliminating institutional racism. We can not remove hate from a man’s heart, but we can break down the systems that allow that hate to thrive and grow.
KNOW THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM/LAW OF THE LAND
Fight racial injustice by being well informed. Know the criminal justice system on the local and national levels. This includes knowing your citizen rights.
It also includes knowing the history of racial discrimination in this country and how it has infiltrated every system in America. Police brutality is not an isolated problem that is relegated to only one American institution klick. It is the result of hundreds of years of oppression that has benefited one group. Racism continues to grow, because socially, politically and economically it has proven profitable for white Americans.
Institutions where racism is prelevant
- Law Enforcement/Criminal Justice
- Health Care
Part of our 3 Point Action Plan is to educate you on how the criminal justice system works, your rights as a citizen and how you can get involved from knowing what is being done to combat police brutality to who is funding the police departments to what you can do to be a part of the conversation and initiatives.
GET INVOLVED IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS
Know how to get in contact with your local, state and national political leaders. Find out what bills are being considered and passed, how you can help to initiate a bill and VOTE!
Voting is one of the most basic things you can do to make your voice heard in issues that impact everyday citizens. Take it a step further and find out how elected officials vote, what issues matter to them and what they are fighting for. What a politician says during a campaign may not always match what they do when they are in office.
To be a part of the political process, you should know the following:
- How your political leaders are voting and what bills they are initiating and supporting
- Who your local political leaders are and how to contact them
- Who’s running for local offices including the school boards, city council, judges, law enforcement and all public and elected officials.
Find your district – Know your district to find out who your prosecutor is.
CONNECT WITH AN ACTION OR INITIATIVE
Connect with an action, program or initiative as a volunteer, donor or partner. View our Organization Directory to find the best connection for you.
There are a lot of organizations, groups, individuals and programs who have are dedicated to eliminating and reversing the impact of social injustices including racism and police brutality. Join the movement by finding a group that best aligns with your beliefs and personal mission. We have compiled a growing list that will be updated regularly. Make your voice heard by joining forces with those who are already speaking up.
Initiatives and Causes (This is not a comprehensive list. More to be added.)
- Police Brutality
- Fair Housing
- Prison Reform
- Education Reform
- The Innocence Project
- Black on Black Violence