A requirement of my public Authentic Solidarity Leadership program, which is designated for White Identified women seeking to take a stronger stand for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, is to contribute financially to a BIPOC-led organization.
The first cohort together identified three organizations to collectively contribute to. I still contribute 5% annually of any Authentic Solidarity earnings to these organizations. We invite you to take our lead and contribute as well.
Note, there is an important distinction between individual acts of repair vs. broad-scale reparations owed by the government. To learn more about the varying roles of government, philanthropy, business, individuals, and other efforts to support reparations work, read my recent blog, “Who Owes Who? A Case for Reparations.”
The Black Organizing Project (BOP) is a Black multi-generational member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community building in Oakland, California, and across the Bay Area.
Our vision is to build a strong, bottom-up organization of Black people that will:
- Craft alternative models and institutions that will advance our vision of racial and economic justice.
- Rebuild the spirit and foundation of our community.
- Exercise political and economic power.
- Act to win real systemic change.
- Transform the lives of Black people.
- Embody the spirit that has sustained the Black community.
She the People brings together a national network of women of color — voters, organizers, movement builders, elected leaders — to transform our democracy. We unite under shared values — to love our own and others, to make justice the law of the land, to create a country where everyone belongs, and to make this American democracy live up to its greatest promise. As women of color — Black, Latina, Asian American and Pacific Islander, Muslim, Indigenous — we have been at the heart of the justice movements that have shaped this country. And now we are ready to govern. She the People is organizing a multiracial coalition that will lead the nation into a new political and cultural era. In swing states in the South, Southwest, and Midwest we aim to increase the voter turnout of women of color who will be the key to winning the elections.
Sogorea Te’ Land Trust is an urban Indigenous women-led land trust based in the San Francisco Bay Area that facilitates the return of Indigenous land to Indigenous people. Sogorea Te’ calls on us all to heal and transform the legacies of colonization, genocide, and patriarchy and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.
Through the practices of rematriation, cultural revitalization, and land restoration, Sogorea Te’ calls on Native and non-native peoples to heal and transform the legacies of colonization, genocide, and patriarchy and to do the work our ancestors and future generations are calling us to do.