Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Black Lives Matter Atlanta – “[BLM Atlanta is] unapologetically Black in our positioning and committed to collectively, lovingly and courageously working for freedom and justice for all Black people (and by extension all people) regardless of actual or perceived sexual identity, gender expression, economic or educational status, ability or disability, religious beliefs or disbeliefs, immigration or incarceration status or location.”
Showing Up for Racial Justice Atlanta – “Following the leadership of Black, Indigenous, People of Color-led organizations, continuously working to end white support for white supremacy through direct action and education.”
Atlanta Social Justice Groups – “This list is meant as a starting place, not an exclusive set of recommendations for you to get involved outside of Showing Up for Racial Justice Atlanta.”
The Metro Atlanta Chamber’s ATL Action for Racial Equity – “This new initiative will accelerate racial equity by leveraging the size and scale of our business community, and the power of collective impact. Together we will find solutions that generate meaningful change, dismantle systemic racism, and make our community – and the world – a better place.”
Act to Change – a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Hollaback! – a nonprofit working to end harassment in its many forms
Resources for LGBTQIA+ Individuals & Their Allies
The Trevor Project – “The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.”
Covenant House Georgia (CHGA) provides shelter, community outreach, and comprehensive support services to youth experiencing displacement and escaping trafficking.
Black AIDS Institute “is dedicated to ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Black community…We believe in complete freedom for Black people by eradicating systematic oppression so that we can live long, healthy lives. Our decisions, responses, programming, and messaging are informed by our roots, and by our core values of Black Empowerment, Equity, Impact, Self-Determination, and Integrity.”
Southern Fried Queer Pride is an Atlanta-based arts and community organization uplifting Southern Queer and Trans individuals, prioritizing Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous People of Color. Along with their annual Pride celebrations, they offer artistic, community, social, and educational programming centering QTBIPOC.
Queer|Art is a community supporting LGBTQ+ art and artists through creative and professional development, public presentations, and awards, such as grants, residencies, and prizes. Some highlights of their programming include their digital book & print fair and multidisciplinary mentorship programs.
Black Trans Femmes in the Arts’ mission is to “create spaces for the production and preservation of Black trans art and culture by building community with Black trans femme artists and providing them with the resources and support necessary to thrive.”
Center for Disability Rights – “The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. (CDR) is a not-for-profit, community-based advocacy and service organization for people with all types of disabilities. Incorporated as an all volunteer organization in 1990, CDR began providing services and grew throughout the 1990s. CDR became an independent organization on September 1, 1998.
Since 1998, CDR has been recognized as an Independent Living Center by the National Council on Independent Living, making CDR part of a national network of Independent Living Centers that provide non-residential and non-medical services. CDR uses a peer model where people with disabilities show other people with disabilities how to live independently and advocate for themselves. The Center for Disability Rights, Inc. continues to be a unique fusion of advocacy and supportive services.”
- Georgia Advocacy Office
- Georgia’s Aging and Disability Resource Connection
- Atlanta Legal Aid Society
- Georgia Legal Services Program
- disABILITY LINK
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