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10 Intersectional and Environmental Organizations to Support

10 Intersectional and Environmental Organizations to Support

Being the change you want to see in the world takes a lot of consistent work. No one is perfect. Starting your journey with enthusiasm and motivation is important, but it's not the most important element of preparation when it comes to helping social justice initiatives. Especially through the lens of environmental impact or policy injustices.

The most vital component is partnering with other groups outside of your immediate community, more specifically, groups or organizations that are directly impacted by the cause you're supporting. This will significantly compound your efforts. The reality is that doing the work is described as such for a reason.

Now is the time to not only celebrate the achievements and contributions of the black community but also a time to reach out, support and lock arms with one another. As these movements continue to evolve, whether it be a grassroots initiative or a wave toward long-form policy reform, let's encourage and support these local organizations and spread that good energy! 

The following organizations focus on intersectional community efforts across the diaspora, environmental and educational pillars, mental health resources and important social justice-focused organizations.

  1. Black Women's Blueprint - Focused on the experiences of Black women and girls, and works to end gender-specific forms of violence and oppression faced by their community. 

  2. The National Black Justice Coalition - Works to end racism, homophobia, and discrimination against Black LGBTQ+ individuals.

  3. The Afro-Latinx Project - Uplifts the voices and experiences of Afro-Latinx individuals, who often face intersectional forms of discrimination based on their race, ethnicity, and national origin.

  4. Sista Afya - Addresses the mental health needs of Black women and girls, and provides resources and support to help them thrive.

  5. Black Mamas Matter Alliance - Works to improve maternal health outcomes for Black mothers, who face higher rates of maternal mortality and morbidity compared to other groups.

  6. Outdoor Afro - Celebrates and inspires Black connection and leadership in nature. 

  7. Black Farmer's Index - Creates spaces for healing to exist and where radical reconciliation is practiced at the individual, relational, communal and societal levels.

  8. Climate Justice Alliance - Formed to create a new center of gravity in the climate movement by uniting frontline communities and organizations into a formidable force.

  9. Black Marine Science - A premier organization aimed to celebrate Black marine scientists, spread environmental awareness and inspire the next generation of scientific thought leaders. 

  10. Intersectional Environmentalist - 501(c)(3) is a climate justice collective radically imagining a more equitable and diverse future of environmentalism.

Let's move forward together and continue to commit time and energy to organizations like this. We promise to extend ourselves in support of each of these efforts alongside you and our community. 

 

The primary resource used for organizations to support, numbered 6-9, were found at the resource New England Aquarium

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