Please work with us to advocate for a racial justice agenda that includes people of color of all genders. Click Here to let us know how you'd like to get involved!
Potential areas of collaboration include partnering on town hall hearing and focus groups in your local communities, submitting op-eds and letters to the editor to your local paper, reaching out to local politicians, and hosting a teach-in surrounding Black Girls Matter or Say Her Name. Please feel free to email us with questions or additional ideas for partnership.
COMMUNICATIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA
Click here to read and share our Black Girls Matter Toolkit which includes talking points, a draft letter that you can send to local elected officials, BGM lesson plans, and other concrete next steps for organizers
Join our Twitter #BlackGirlsMatter Call-To-Action! Tweet your story of being burdened as a girl of color at school, include a photo, and tag #BlackGirlsMatter. Read more here!
Send a 30 second video to email@example.com, either of you or a group, telling America why #BlackGirlsMatter
Send a letter to your local paper, and let us know when it's published. We'll make sure it is seen.
COMMUNITY ORGANIZING AND EDUCATION
AAPF is working with communities to host town hall hearings in cities across the country to elevate the voices and experiences of women and girls of color in calling for targeted supports to meet their needs. Join AAPF in hosting a local town hall hearing. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in partnering.
Join AAPF’s Focus Group series to elevate the voices and experiences of girls and women of color in your community.
Host a discussion at home, at church, over a meal, at the salon or beauty parlor, to talk about girls and women of color in your community. What challenges and issues do they face? What should be done, and how can we serve both our boys and girls? This will integrate girls and women into conversations about what we need and want as a community.
Work with community groups to analyze how male-exclusive funding impacts local organizations and how you can collectively further your ability to advance change for women and girls, as well as men and boys.
Host a teach-in on #SayHerName or #BlackGirlsMatter
Send a letter to local politicians demanding targeted efforts to support women and girls of color. You can use the sample letter in our Toolkit.
Call your elected representatives and local advocacy groups and tell them to raise the question about girls and women of color. Ask them what they've done to support women and girls of color, and what they can do to bring their issues out of the shadows. You can find your representatives’ contact information here by entering you zip code here.
Is your city one of eleven cities working in partnership with the National League of Cities and Open Societies Foundation on their Campaign for Black Male Achievement? Has your City signed onto My Brother’s Keeper? If you live in one these cities, contact your mayor and other city leadership to demand inclusion of women and girls of color in new programs, along with systemic solutions to the inequities experienced by everyone in our communities.
AFRICAN AMERICAN POLICY FORUM: BREAKING THE SILENCE
(National Town Hall Series)