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Founded in 2014, The Michael Brown Foundation, Inc. d/b/a Chosen For Change (CFC) is a non-for-profit which provides community support and outreach programs, activities and events that are responsive, reflective, and holistic for families affected by, or at risk of becoming and/or experiencing grief resulting from the loss of a child due to a tragic unforeseen circumstance.
Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a Los Angeles based grassroots organization founded in 2012 that fights for the dignity and power of all incarcerated people, their families, and communities. Our mission is to build a Black and Brown led abolitionist movement rooted in community power towards the goal of achieving transformative justice and healing justice for all incarcerated people, their families, and communities.
Too many lives have been taken as a result of state sanctioned violence since the august 2014 murder of mike brown. We have failing schools nationwide and a government responsible for the poisoning of cities inhabited by people of color. We are working hard to ensure our community has a place to thrive despite the level of repression we face daily. The current world is not one in which we want to live, so we are going to change it.
Until Freedom is an intersectional social justice organization rooted in the leadership of diverse people of color to address systemic and racial injustice. At Until Freedom, we believe that those closest to the pain are closest to the solution, therefore, we focus on investing in those who are the most directly impacted by cyclical poverty, inequality, and state violence. We are a clearinghouse for advocates, new & budding activists, seasoned community organizers, students, movement lawyers, entertainers and artists, policy experts, formerly & currently incarcerated individuals, and survivors of gun violence to work linearly to uplift all of our people.
PotBangerz is a St. Louis based 501c3 family of community leaders who fight injustice by uplifting the community, meeting nutritional needs, helping our unhoused families navigate their way to permanent housing, and advocating for them when they need it the most. When we have rebuilt and transformed the lives of our unhoused families we can say mission accomplished.
When there is racial justice, then a person’s racial identity is no longer a reliable predictor of life outcomes. Racial justice means racial disparities in health, education, employment, housing, and criminal justice are eliminated. Eliminating racism and empowering women is the mission of the YWCA.
Fellowship of Reconciliation USA (FOR-USA) is an interfaith peace fellowship leading the charge on today’s most pressing human and civil rights issues through advocacy, activism, and educational programs. We are the oldest and largest organization of its kind, promoting peace and active nonviolence with a diverse membership spanning many religious, spiritual, and cultural traditions. Whether through supporting conscientious objectors, organizing rallies or hosting training programs, for over 100 years FOR-USA has strengthened the movements that reshape society.
The Organization for Black Struggle (OBS) was founded in 1980. A group of veteran activists, students, union organizers and community members in St. Louis were seeking to address the needs and issues of the Black working-class. There was a vacuum of Black radical leadership that could boldly speak and act, unencumbered by government or corporate structures. In retrospect, this was a challenging period.
The Next Generation Action Network (NGAN) was founded in August 2014 by Minister Dominique Alexander and with the support of Damon Crenshaw and Keyaira D. Saunders. The Next Generation Action Network has developed to be one of the largest social justice organizations in North Texas and one of the fastest-growing organizations in the nation, with several chapters across the country. Some of the major focuses within the organization include Education, Legal Advocacy, Criminal Justice, Women’s rights, LGBTQIA, and Human & Civil Rights violations.
ArchCity Defenders (ACD) is a holistic legal advocacy organization that combats the criminalization of poverty and state violence, especially in communities of color. ACD’s foundation of civil and criminal legal representation, social services, impact litigation, policy and media advocacy, and community collaboration achieves and inspires justice and equitable outcomes for people throughout the St. Louis region and beyond.
After a Pan-African conference held on the motherland in early 2016, a small group of elders challenged black protestors, activist, and organizers from around the world to build a global movement, that could free us all. The result of that challenge was a series of meetings being organized in Ferguson, MO, South Africa and so on and so forth. We have fully accepted that challenge.
#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.