Groups Committed to Undoing Racism
There are many groups and organizations around the United States and the world committed to undoing racism; to creating a more just society. CTTT encourages its members and local affiliate groups to partner with and participate in such groups. Here are some that CTTT members recommend:
- Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). A national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice.
- The Tracing Center on Histories and Legacies of Slavery. The non-profit founded to carry on the work of the film Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, which grapples with legacy of slavery that continues to impact black and white Americans today.
- Everyday Democracy. Everyday Democracy helps communities develop their own ability to solve problems by exploring ways for all kinds of people to think, talk, and work together to create change. Racism is a key focus in their work because of its roots in our country’s history and culture.
- White Privilege Conference. This annual conference provides a forum to explore difficult issues such as diversity, multicultural education and leadership, social justice, race and racism, sexual orientation, gender relations, religion and other systems of privilege and oppression.
- Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training. The mission of Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training is to dismantle systemic racism and build anti-racist multicultural diversity within institutions and communities. Crossroads offers intensive 2½ day training sessions.
- The People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond. The People’s Institute, headquartered in New Orleans, is a national and international collective of anti-racist, multicultural community organizers and educators dedicated to building an effective movement for social transformation.
- Facing History and Ourselves. Since 1976, Facing History has been engaging students of diverse backgrounds in an examination of racism, prejudice, and anti-Semitism in order to promote the development of a more humane and informed citizenry. By studying the historical development and lessons of the Holocaust and other examples of genocide, students make the essential connection between history and the choices they confront in their own lives.
- The National Conference for Community and Justice. The NCCJ, founded in 1927, is a human relations organization dedicated to promoting understanding and respect among all races, religions, and cultures through advocacy, conflict resolution, and education.
- Southern Poverty Law Center. The SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists, and the tracking of hate groups.