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Idealists in Action | June 12, 2020

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Lizzy Cooke

Hiring now | Orgs fighting for racial justice
You can make a difference right now with these jobs and volunteer opportunities
Weekly roundup of people banding together and opportunities to make a difference.

Hi there, 

Since I last wrote to you a week ago, a lot has changed in the world. After 18 straight days of protests, Confederate statues are being removed from public spaces, police departments are instituting measures to increase accountability (or potentially disbanding), and legislatures are drafting and passing monumental changes.

But the best part is that we're just getting started. 

At Idealist, we're proud that racial justice organizations are using our site to recruit staff members and volunteers to join their cause. Today we're highlighting their work, and listing ways you can join them. Let’s keep the momentum going!

Waving from NYC,



Center for Popular Democracy 

The center envisions "an inclusive, equitable society -- where people of color, immigrants, working families, women, and LGBTQ communities thrive together, supported by a resilient economy and political institutions."

Recent work: Freedom Lab workshops, focused on redefining the way our society defines public safety. Participants strategize how to shift resources away from policing and prisons toward community investments in health and well-being.

Job listings on Idealist: Director of Talent and Equity, Co-Chief of Campaigns, Fed Up Campaign Deputy Director, Innovations Digital Organizer, Worker Justice Digital Organizer.

The Advancement Project

This org's vision is driven "by the genius of ordinary people and their movements." The Advancement Project works to achieve systemic change on issues of democracy, voting rights, and access to justice.

Recent work: Partnered with Ben & Jerry's ice cream to release the "Justice ReMix'd" flavor, to support criminal justice reform and an end to structural racism. The flavor is a tasty mix of cinnamon and chocolate ice cream, and spicy fudge brownies, in case you're wondering.

Job listing on Idealist: Digital Campaigns Strategist 

S.O.U.L Sisters Leadership Collective

The collective uses restorative justice, collective leadership, creative expression, and radical abolitionist healing to build a world "in which young women and femmes of color reclaim lives of authenticity, joy, and freedom."

Recent work: Sisterhood Academies, supporting middle and high school girls and femmes. Through trauma-informed leadership development, they’re working to end the school-to-prison pipeline and address gun violence.

Job listing on Idealist: Miami Program Manager

Remote opportunities: Update and maintain a racial justice website, edit stories for human rights advocacy website, help with marketing/event planning for Black Lives Matter volunteer event. 

On-site opportunities: Create a peace park in Chicago to honor Black heroes, help staff a Black Music Festival in Indiana, join a local chapter of Black Lives Matter or a mutual aid group.

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Lizzy Cooke

Lizzy Cooke is the editor of the Idealists in Action newsletter. She also builds the Idealist community through social media and marketing. Outside of work you can find her reading, running, or walking dogs for her local animal shelter in Brooklyn.