She believes that because BLM is the first anti-racist movement to center the importance of black feminist and queer leadership, it gives the movement a larger vision for change. Movements like such are not afraid to think outside the box and embrace creative solutions to the problems we all face. A few other similar organizations that are led by younger folx and doing the work are:
- Assata's daughters which was formed in March 2015 in order to address a shortage in programming and community for women identified young Black people in Chicago.
- LetUsBreathe is an alliance of artists and activists organizing through a creative lens to imagine a world without prisons and police. The Collective operates the Breathing Room space, a Black-led liberation headquarters for arts, organizing, and healing on Chicago's South Side.
But, one that I resonated most is the TheRisingMajority which recognizes the urgency for the Left and POC-led social movements to align our vision and strategies and put forward a common platform for the period ahead. This coalition seeks to develop a collective strategy and shared practice that will involve labor, youth, abolition, immigrant rights, climate change, feminist, anti-war/anti-imperialist, and economic justice forces in order to amplify our collective power and to build alignment across our movements.
These are just a few that I have heard of or learned about recently. But there are many other individuals and organizations that are quietly doing the work. They are stopping for accolades or acknowledgements. If you know of them, please share the information with us so we can bring these organizations to the attention of those who are longing to partner in this work, or for those who can benefit from the services.