Whether you are in
Charlottesville or Baltimore
the Choice to Take Action is yours
HERE IS HOW YOU START
DO YOUR RESEARCH
If you do not know the history of how we got here today in America with race as a dividing factor and a major contributor to our economic disparities – then you cannot be effective in advocating for change.
There are a host of resources including articles on the ABC website.
This is a very good article about how Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality. Click here to view the article.
There are other organizations in Baltimore that routinely hold educational forums for you to learn more. Some of those organizations include, but are not limited to:
Baltimore Racial Justice Institute (BRJA) www.bmoreantiracist.org
Divided Baltimore class at University of Baltimore www.ubalt.edu/new-releases.cfm
Make your informed voice heard by joining the many advocacy actions in Baltimore. Add your name to our mailing list and we will alert you when there are opportunities and events you may want to attend.
TAKE SUSTAINED ACTION
Rallies, marches, convening, and the like are concrete actions that can also be cathartic and send a clear message about the changes we desire. But change does not happen because of one rally or ten rallies.
Providing services to support changes in the lives of citizens impacted by this historical and deep seated malice of America – structural and institutional racism.
But real systemic and transformational change takes sustained action. Seek out groups that are doing great work but are under-resourced – your support could make the difference. Give donations, contributions, sponsorships to groups and organizations led by people of color.
Strategize with those groups regarding how your areas of privilege – race, gender, age, position – could be best used.
Continue to learn about the issues from these very same organizations – sometimes it may feel a bit uncomfortable - continue to learn – it’s not personal.
Action lead by ABC:
Donate your time and talent to serve as a Volunteer Career Mentor; email CTodd@ABC-MD.org
Are you interested in:
- Investing in STEM Incumbent Worker Fund to help low wage workers move into middle skilled jobs. Check out the Middle Skills STEM report;
- Investing in leaders of color to train them to serve on nonprofit Boards;
- Participating in an ongoing education series about structural racism and undoing structural racism;
- Learning more about Racial Inequities and how it impacts all of us; or
- Procuring additional coaching, training or technical assistance on these issues for your organization?
If so, please join in supporting this effort by subscribing to our list below or contacting CTodd@ABC-MD.ORG.
You can also participate in our bi-annual Moving From Protest to Policy Forum this fall. Sign up below to learn more.
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