Learn More and Take Action

As we strive towards a more equitable world, we recognize that many in our community are seeking resources to educate themselves on new topics, desiring concrete ways to take action, and looking for organizations to support. Below are a variety of Chicago-area resources for learning and free assistance.
Page last updated: 11/15/2021

Resources to Learn More and Take Action

In Remembrance

After a decade of increasingly widespread activism and protests, the reality of unjust policing practices is finally at the forefront of public consciousness. While the Black Lives Matter movement and many others have done work in this area for years and continue a long tradition of organizing for racial equity, we recognize that many in our community are engaging in this area for the first time.

We remember those Chicagoans who have lost their lives to the police, and we stand with all those who fight for justice for the victims and their families.

Information sourced from Mapping Police Violence, from 2013 onwards. 

Additional Learning and Resources

Local Organizations to Support

BLM Chicago
Providing area support for the #BLM movement.

GoodKids MadCity
Black and Brown young people united in fighting to end violence in our cities.

Chicago Community Bond Fund
Supports individuals whose communities cannot afford to pay and who have been impacted by structural violence.

#LetUsBreathe Collective
An alliance of artists and activists organizing through a creative lens to imagine a world without prisons and police.

Injustice Watch
A non-partisan, not-for-profit journalism organization that conducts in-depth research exposing institutional failures that obstruct justice and equality.

Invisible Institute
A journalism production company on the South Side of Chicago that works to enhance the capacity of citizens to hold public institutions accountable in the areas of injustice and police brutality.

Brave Space Alliance
Supporting BIPOC trans and gender nonconforming individuals.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Chicago
Building power through collective advocacy and organizing to achieve racial equity.

Latinos Progresando
Latinos Progresando has provided high-quality, affordable immigration legal services for 20 years. https://latinospro.org/

Mishkan Chicago
Creating Jewish spaces to bring your whole self, and be part of something larger than yourself. https://www.mishkanchicago.org 

Center on Halsted
The Midwest’s most comprehensive community center dedicated to advancing community and securing the health and well-being of LGBTQ+ people of Chicagoland. https://www.centeronhalsted.org/

My Block My Hood My City
Taking direct action where our systems fail so that we can spark change.