THE RESPONSIBILITY TO FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE
BELONGS TO EACH OF US.
Join us to build racial equity!
HOW CAN INDIVIDUALS
FIGHT RACIAL INJUSTICE?
Action for Racial Justice (ARJ) is rooted in the belief that millions of Americans (of all races and backgrounds) are dissatisfied with race relations, racism, and injustice, but struggle to find meaningful and effective ways to take action. Our programs equip individuals with the education, resources, and tools necessary to enact change in their communities and meet the fierce urgency of now with effective action and accountability.
Systemic racism is unjust treatment of people based on the color of their skin that takes place within an organizational structure. None of the people involved need to have discriminatory intent – or even prejudiced feelings – to build or follow policies or practices that have racially inequitable results.
Systemic racism makes us wonder if race is a factor when a Black child is not called on in class, when a Black couple’s mortgage application is denied, or when a Black teenager is stopped by police because something“looked wrong.”
Systemic racism is the result of unfair policies and practices in government, institutions, and corporations. Powerful people will change those policies and practices if thoughtful people (like you) encourage them to act, so Action for Racial Justice helps you take effective action.
ACTION FOR RACIAL JUSTICE WORK?
In an attempt to address systemic racism, ARJ in partnership with Chicago Community Trust (as a component of their “On The Table” initiative) are launching our inaugural program to bring change to local communities and neighborhoods in the Chicago region.
Groups of 6-8 participants (what we call pods) will meet regularly to learn about racial history, discuss historic and current effects of racism across social, economic and government practices and policies, and implement practical action plans together.
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