There are many programs and organizations in Champaign-Urbana that stand up against racism, work to dismantle racist structures, take care of those whose lives are devastated by structural racism, and “show up for racial justice” every day. Below is an incomplete list of local groups you can give your time and, money, energy and/or commitment to, for a start. If you have resources to add, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In solidarity with those who rage and grieve for Black lives lost;
In solidarity with our neighbors working for social justice.
–Antoinette Burton, IPRH Director
Champaign County Bailout Coalition
Black Lives Matter Champaign-Urbana
Showing up for Racial Justice
Independent Media Center
Housing Authority of Champaign County Enrichment Foundation
Randolph Street Community Garden
University Y Immigrant Relief Fund
Education Justice Project
HV Neighborhood Transformation
*with help from Sharon Irish
George Floyd Memorial Fund
Community Bail Funds across the USA
North Star Health Collective (Minneapolis)
Movement 4 Black Lives
A List of Resources for Supporting BLM
And don’t forget the IPRH COVID donation list, which is an incomplete inventory of organizations whose work to address structural racism, social inequity and anti-Black violence — in all their interdependent forms — remains critically important.