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Racial Justice Activism - Penn Valley

Racial Justice Organizations

African American Policy Forum: AAPF is a social justice think tank focused on issues of gender and diversity. AAPF seeks to build bridges between arts, activism, and the academy in order to address structural inequality and systemic oppression.

ACLU-Racial Justice: The American Civil Liberty Union works in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.'s goal is to empower members - Black Americans and allies - to make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans and to bring about positive political and social change for everyone.

Colorlines:  Daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Published by Race Forward, a national organization that advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. 

Equal Justice Initiative: EJI works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality.


Incite! : National activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities hrough direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.


NAACP Legal Defence Fund :Legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans

National Action Network: Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.

Race Forward: Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity.

Southern Poverty Law Center: The Southern Poverty Law Center is an American nonprofit legal advocacy organization specializing in civil rights and public interest litigation.


Racial Equity Tools - This site offers tools, research, tips, curricula and ideas for people who want to increase their own understanding and to help those working toward justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities and the culture at large.


A Beginner’s Guide to Racial Inequality (Google doc) - Resource for constant education and proposed actions to create a more just and equal society. - created by Professor Frank Leon Roberts, New York University

Charleston Syllabus - created by the African American Intellectual Historical Society (AAIHS)

Ferguson Syllabus - created by Sociologists for Justice

Lemonade Class Syllabus - created by Dr. Kinitra D. Brooks, University of Texas at San Antonio

NEW - Say Their Names - Stanford library exhibit supporting the BLM movement

Films and Videos



Books on Black Lives Matter Movement