The Muslim American Women’s Policy Forum (MAWPF) was born from a lack of safe spaces for Muslim women organizers in Washington, DC. MAWPF work is led by Muslim women organizers and is a space for centering women’s voices, work, and contributions to social justice, policy, and collective liberation.
Asian and Pacific Islander (API) Resistance is a collective of API peoples in Washington, D.C., committed to challenging anti-Black racism, white supremacy, imperialism and capitalism. Recognizing that API liberation is bound with Black liberation, we strive to do this work by taking direct action, confronting anti-Black racism in our own communities, and building solidarity with and resources for local Black-led organizations.
"Sisters With Alopecia Group is a support group for women living with Alopecia in Washington DC. Our aim is to increase Alopecia awareness by inspiring women living with Alopecia to entrust,embrace, and empower the soul within in order to live their best lives ever as beautiful bald women whether they wear a wig or not. Sisters With Alopecia Group offers women with Alopecia the opportunity to participate in support group meetings that encourage self-acceptance, self-love and self-confidence which are needed to overcome some of the psychological affects associated with hair loss."
"SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
"The purpose of the River East Emerging Leaders is to engage and empower residents from Washington D.C.'s Ward 7 & 8 (River East) communities in order to: Foster, participate in, and encourage, educational, cultural, charitable, civic, and leadership development and participation in River East and surrounding communities; Develop public-private partnerships to provide needed services and programs for residents in River East; Assist and promote economic growth and investment in the River East community."
Conjure! are creative healing justice workers breathing a vision to heal the trauma of slavery, end racial caste, and form a new love politic in the U.S.
Conjure! is curated from a positive desire to integrate healing and love-work, as we must do for ourselves, communities, and the world. The splitting apart of what we do and how we are by industries is no different from the same harm that we create in our spirits, bodies, relationships, and lands when we coerce separation.
ONE DC (formerly Manna CDC) was founded in 1997 in the midst of neighborhood change. From early on, ONE DC's approach to community development addressed structural causes of poverty and injustice, an orientation that stemmed from deep analysis of race, power, and the economic, political, and social forces at work in Shaw and the District. As a result, ONE DC’s organizing work centers on popular education, community organizing, and alternative economic development projects.
Food Not Bombs DC will be sharing hot vegan meals with those in need every Saturday from 2-4pm at Franklin Square. Please stop by if you can lend a hand, or if you'd like to learn more about the Food Not Bombs movement.
Food Not Bombs accepts canned food, packaged food, rice, pasta, sauces, spices, and tea/coffee/hot chocolate mixes, along with warm winter clothes and cooking supplies.
The mission of Empower DC is to enhance, improve and promote the self-advocacy of low and moderate income DC residents in order to bring about sustained improvements in their quality of life. We accomplish our mission through grassroots organizing and trainings, leadership development, and community education.
Empower DC is a citywide, multi-issue, membership-based community organizing project. Empower DC builds campaigns to address key issues that directly-impact our membership. The organization is led by its membership, Board of Directors and staff.
The Ward 1 & 2 DC Prevention Center (DCPC) serves as a dynamic hub that engages, supports, and helps connect the many community elements that are needed for promoting healthy children, youth, and families as well as a drug-free District of Columbia.
The DCPC is designed to strengthen and mobilize communities to prevent substance abuse amongst youth in Wards 1 and 2 by:
The election of Barack Obama as U.S. president has not ended the suffering of our people or U.S. injustices around the world. While the US Congress has given Wall Street and the auto industry trillions of dollars, the same Congress refuses to repair the legacy of slavery for descendants of enslaved Africans or prevent ethnic cleansing of black people in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Massive home losses due to criminal banking practices attests to the ongoing theft of billions of dollars of black community wealth.
The mission of the Hip Hop Caucus is to organize young people to be active in elections, policymaking and service projects. Hip Hop Caucus mobilizes, educates, and engages young people, ages 14 to 40, on the social, issues that directly impact their lives and communities.
The driving vision of Movement Matters is to ensure the development of greater infrastructure and capacity for progressive community organizing and social change work. Created by David S. Haiman and Marta Vizueta Bohórquez, Movement Matters works directly in partnership with organizations and individuals doing or moving towards progressive social change work to provide culturally competent training, technical assistance and mentorship that strengthens their work.
Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad. By changing policies, programs and conditions that allow hunger and poverty to persist, we provide help and opportunity far beyond the communities where we live.
- Cultural competence,
- Collaboration and partnerships,
- Effective relationships within and across group identities.