Cleveland is a Racial Justice Town

Since the launch of our Racial Justice Toolkit this past spring, we’ve posted several stories about racial justice work from the perspectives of some of our favorite Cleveland-based activists. Why Cleveland? Well…

A Bridge That Bridges

Carmen Lane

Last month, ioby hosted the webinar “Crowdfunding for Racial Justice,” which featured three outstanding Cleveland-based ioby leaders doing important work for racial equity right in their neighborhoods. They each shared how they’re creating community-based solutions around racial justice; how they got started, built support, and overcame challenges; and how crowdfunding is helping their grassroots projects grow. Indigo also explained more about how ioby can provide support for social justice changemaking, in Cleveland and nationwide.

Activist artist Amanda King spoke about her project Shooting Without Bullets, a youth photography exhibition. Christin Farmer, founder of Birthing Beautiful Communities, spoke about her project The Mothership Connection, which provides sustainable transportation to expectant mothers to and from prenatal classes and medical appointments. Renaissance woman Leah Lewis spoke about her project The X’s and O’s of Race/ism, a documentary series that explores race and its implications.

Of course, there’s much more racial justice work going on in Cleveland, but we think these remarkable leaders and initiatives are stellar examples of what’s possible. If you feel inspired by their stories and want to start a racial justice project where you live, tell us your idea! We want to help.

Design as Protest

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