Follow the links to support these local and national BIPOC-led organizations. Please consider this sliding scale when considering how much to contribute.
- Safe Spaces for BIPOC and Allies is an Upper Valley-based organization dedicated to providing resources and support to the BIPOC community in the Upper Valley, building stronger communities, and dismantling white supremacy. Support via PayPal here: https://www.paypal.me/SafeSpacesforBIPoc. Follow them on Facebook at SafeSpacesforBIPOC and sign up for their email list!
- Eastern Woodlands Rematriation is reclaiming the right to food and relationship to the earth for indigenous peoples. [They] initiate and help sustain existing community-led food and medicine projects across tribal communities in the Northeast. EWR prioritizes collective leadership and is led entirely by indigenous womxn and two-spirits.
- Living Proof Mentoring is an Upper Valley-based organization that provides mentoring, advocacy, and affinity spaces for Black youth in rural communities.
- JAG Productions is an African American theatre company in White River Junction led by Producing Artistic Director, Jarvis Antonio Green. JAG does vital work in engaging and shifting the community through art, and is committed to attracting exceptional, diverse actors to the Upper Valley.
- Upper Valley Response Team (UVRT) Immigrant Fund is a mutual aid fund to support undocumented individuals and families who did not qualify for the government stimulus checks this spring. Read more about UVRT, and click here to contribute. Choose the “UVRT Immigrant Fund” from the dropdown menu on the PayPal link. Mailing address for checks also at that link.
- SUSU commUNITY Farm is a Black and Indigenous stewarded farm in Southern Vermont. They offer life affirming spaces for Black, Indigenous, People of color to thrive and experience safety while healing from the intergenerational trauma of systemic oppression. Contribute by mail, online, or by phone here.
- The Vermont Racial Justice Alliance advocates for the implementation of State and local policy to eradicate systemic racism. They also also provide a variety of community forums, panels and lectures to enable community members to gain an understanding of the issues and provide input and perspective on important related policies. The work of the Racial Justice Alliance has been pivotal as Vermont has endeavored to address Racial Justice across the State.
- Black Lives Matter Nashua is a local chapter of Black Lives Matter that is combatting state-sanctioned violence, creating space for Black innovation, & centering Black joy.
- Migrant Justice / Justicia Migrante is organizing to build the voice, capacity, and power of the farmworker community in VT and engage community partners to organize for economic justice and human rights.
- The Root Social Justice Center is a hub for racial justice organizing based in Brattleboro, VT. The Root hosts a variety of programming, affinity spaces, community organizing space, and a radical lending library.
- The Vermont Freedom Fund: “We have been advocating for the release of our immigrant community members by paying bonds and bringing them home since our inception in 2018. Every day community bond funds raise money to free our friends and neighbors from local, county, and immigration jails. This is urgent work as jails, prisons, and immigration jails have always been sites of violence and death. It is the belief of the Vermont Freedom Fund that incarceration is not a means of true accountability or transformational justice. Hundreds of our community members continue to sit in cages simply because they cannot procure the funds to be released.” To donate to the Vermont Freedom Fund, navigate to https://fondo.migrantvt.org and select “donate” on the home page.
- Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust: “The Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust* (NEFOC LT) is a hybrid model land trust, bringing together a community land trust model and a conservation land trust model to reimagine land access as well as conservation and stewardship of communities and ecosystems with the goal of manifesting a community vision that uplifts global Indigenous, Black, and POC relationships with land, skills, and lifeways.”
- The Movement for Black Lives Fund supports the work of the larger M4BL ecosystem and our collective work. The Movement for Black Lives is made up of over 150 organizations that coordinate actions, messages and campaigns. Organizations like: Black Alliance for Justice Immigration, Blackbird, Black Lives Matter Network, Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity, Blackout Collective, Black Youth Project 100, Color of Change, Dignity and Power Now, Freedom Inc, Southerners on New Ground, UndocuBlack Network, Law4Black Lives, Black Movement Law Project, and many others.
- Southerners on New Ground (SONG) is a Southern cross-class, multiracial membership organization that works towards a vision of liberation for working class, poor, Black, Brown, people of color, women, immigrants, and rural LGBTQ people.
Click here for a list of Black-led racial justice organizations from SURJ national.