How to Support the Movement

OrgsToJoin

OAR Organizing Against Racism (OAR): a network of anti-racism groups based in or around the Triangle, North Carolina that host trainings and events to advance racial equity. Most of the participants in OAR activities are alumni of the two-day Racial Equity Institute (REI) Anti-Racism workshops. Our activities were originally designed to bring together local participants in the anti-racism workshops who want to support each other while deepening our understanding of how to be effective anti-racists. We continue to come together through caucusing to develop awareness around how racism lives in each of us and in our institutions so that we may be strong, organized and clear in our efforts to dismantle racism. Various OAR Coalitions include OAR Durham (oardurham@gmail.com), Raleigh OAR (oarraleigh@gmail.com), and Orange OAR (oarorange@gmail.com). 

NAACPChapelHillCarrboroChapel Hill - Carrboro NAACP: To ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality rights of all persons, and to eliminate race based discrimination.


NAACPNorthernBranch Opens in new window Northern Orange Branch NAACP: To ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Campaign for Racial Equity in Our Schools: the goal of the Campaign for Racial Equity in Our Schools is to collectively organize to achieve racial equity in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools. Facebook page.


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  • Orange County Schools - To lead the Orange County, NC School District to ban displays of all symbols of racial and ethnic hatred and/or violence, specifically the Confederate Flag, on school grounds. Why is this important? Allowing hate symbols in school sends the message that the district does not value all of its students and families. These symbols communicate threats, directly or indirectly, and are used to harass and intimidate.
  • Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools - The Hate-Free Schools Coalition of Chapel Hill & Carrboro is a grassroots organization which formed in 2019 to mobilize the community to put pressure on the district to close the racial opportunity gap.
  • Hate Free Schools Coalition Facebook page: Orange County SchoolsChapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools


Health Equity Council: a group of community residents and organizations taking action steps to advance health equity, address social determinants of health, reduce health disparities, and implement Culturally Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Standards. CLAS is about respect for and responsiveness: Respect the whole individual and Respond to the individual's health needs and preferences. HEC believes that true health equity will be achieved when there are no barriers to health and wellbeing based on race and culture for anyone in Orange County. Contact Beverly Scurry at bscurry@orangecountync.gov to learn more.


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 Orange County Food Council: mission is to grow and support a community-driven, equitable and sustainable local food system in Orange County, NC. Facebook page.

Other Community Groups:

CORE Opens in new window Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity (CORE): envisions racial equity in our communities and institutions throughout Chatham County. We Work to deconstruct systemic inequities and achieve equitable outcomes for all people in Chatham County through education, organizing, and reconciliation. Facebook Page.



AREA Opens in new window Alamance Racial Equity Alliance, INC. (AREA): a community of anti-racist people that encourages the transformation of thought through collective learning, meaningful relationships, and community events. Their goal is to end racism. AREA works across disciplines as volunteer community organizers to bring together residents of Alamance County for events to advance racial equity. Facebook page.

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Statewide

  • Equality North Carolina: has been fighting for vulnerable North Carolinians for over four decades. With your support, we are working to create a more just and equitable world for LGBTQ North Carolinians from all walks of life.
  • NAACP North Carolina: The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and discrimination.
  • North Carolina Justice Center: Our mission is to eliminate poverty in North Carolina by ensuring that every household in the state has access to the resources, services, and fair treatment it needs to achieve economic security.

National

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    • UNCF: United Negro College Fund
    • Equal Justice Fund
    • UnidosUS
    • North Carolina Justice Center
    • Equality North Carolina Foundation
  • American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.
  • Community Justice Exchange: National Bail Fund Network
  • LGBTQ Freedom Fund posts bail to secure the safety and liberty of individuals in U.S. jails and immigration facilities.
  • UnidosUS: We serve the Hispanic community through our research, policy analysis, and state and national advocacy efforts, as well as in our program work in communities nationwide. And we partner with a national network of nearly 300 Affiliates across the country to serve millions of Latinos in the areas of civic engagement, civil rights and immigration, education, workforce, and the economy, health, and housing.

Are you part of an organization you think should be featured here? Write to us at rec@orangecountync.gov.