WHO ARE WE AND WHAT ARE OUR GOALS?
The African American Policy Forum (AAPF) is a social justice think tank that utilizes new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy on race and social justice concerns. We bring together academics, policy makers, artists, politicians, activists and stakeholders to promote frameworks and strategies that address a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and the array of barriers that serve to disempower those who are marginalized in society. We are dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice, gender equality, and the indivisibility of all human rights.
We were founded in 1996 to promote gender equity in the context of racial justice advocacy. We work to advance gender equality, racial equity, and human rights both in the United States and abroad. Inspired by the historical partnerships between academics and advocates that grounded the landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, AAPF promotes social justice reform by bridging the gap between scholarly research and community activism.
Would you like to learn more about our ongoing projects and initiatives to support to them? Please click on the links below to donate and learn more about our projects/initiatives.
I WANT TO SUPPORT SAY HER NAME
Your support to our #SayHerName campaign is crucial to supporting AAPF’s platform to build awareness and advocacy capacity. You can also support mothers who have lost their daughters to police violence. Our goal is to raise awareness through activism about police violence on women and girls of color. Learn More.
I WANT TO SUPPORT HER DREAM DEFERRED
Your support to our #HerDreamDeferred is crucial to supporting AAPF’s signature week-long series highlighting the most pressing issues facing women and girls of color. Your donation will help us host policy experts and advocates, develop campaign materials and organizing tools, and build a cross-regional, multi-organizational platform. Learn More.
I WANT TO SUPPORT BREAKING THE SILENCE CAMP
Your support to Breaking the Silence Summer Camp can support a fellowship for women and/or girl of color to attend an arts, activism, and healing camp. Donations will support travel, lodging, courses, food, and other activities supported by AAPF. Learn More.
I WANT TO SUPPORT BREAKING THE SILENCE TOWN HALLS
Your support to the National #BreakingSilence Town Hall Series can help AAPF partner with a local community to bring awareness to issues surrounding women and girls of color. Our town halls move communities to grassroot organizing and acting on local policies and issues that are disenfranchising women and girls of color. Learn More.
I WANT TO SUPPORT AAPF'S ARTS & ACTIVISM
Your support for AAPF’s Arts and Activism will go toward one or all of our resident artists. Our artist develop curriculum and lead and co-facilitate summer camp courses and other workshops. AAPF is always seeking talented artists who use their talents toward activism. Our artists use their talents to uplift many of the stories of women and girls of color.