Advocacy Efforts for Racial Equity

Today, we sit at the intersection of a global pandemic and a rising tide of voices for racial equality. As advocates, we equip ourselves to pursue and build a better world, and there are many ways we can advocate for a better future.

Advocacy work can require every part of who we are as people: our hearts, our minds, our souls, and our bodies. We bring our whole selves to the advancement of all kinds of social and policy goals.

Below is just a starting point for how you can start advocating with your whole body now. If you have additional ways, please let me know in the comments section below.

As advocates for racial equality, we use our:

Eyes to read history and learn how to advocate better.

Suggested books:

Suggested articles:

Ears to listen to and hear the lived experiences of people of color.

Suggested podcasts:

Hands to put our money to use wisely, and to sign petitions.

Suggested organizations:

Resources for Locally Businesses:

Petitions to Advance Racial Equity:

Feet to attend and participate in protests and vigils to the many lives lost to police brutality and health-care inequity.

Find a gathering near you:

Voice to speak out against racial inequality in our communities, our offices, our homes, and with our elected officials.

Suggested resources:

Contact your elected officials:

 

How else are you advocating for racial equality? Please let us know in the comment box below:

Types: Blog
Global Topics: Civil Rights, Civil Society, Equity, Ethics and Accountability, IS Member, IS Staff, Race, Equity, and Inclusion