Here is a list of just a few local and national organizations you can engage with to take action against systemic racism and social injustice.
Advancement Project: A multi-racial civil rights organization which uses innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
Black Lives Matter: A global organization whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.
The Bail Project: A non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system in America.
Equal Justice Initiative: An organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Know Your Rights Camp: Know Your Rights Camp aims to advance the liberation, well-being and elevation of Black and brown communities through education, self empowerment, mass mobilization and the creation of new systems.
New Jersey Institute for Social Justice: This organization employs a broad range of advocacy tools to advance their ambitious social and racial justice agenda, including research, analysis and writing, public education, grassroots organizing, communications, the development of pilot programs, legislative strategies, and litigation.
Project Ready: A Newark-based organization dedicated to facilitating voter registration and raising community voices.
Urban League of Essex County: An organization dedicated to providing relevant programs and services in education, employment, housing and economic development for residents of Essex County, New Jersey.
All of Us or None: A grassroots civil and human rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly-and currently-incarcerated people and their families.
National Action Network: National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States.
Change.org: The fastest-growing social change platform in the world, Change.org empowers millions of people to create change and seek justice in their communities through online petitions.