Advocacy Organizations and Initiatives
Curated by Amy Minervini
The organizations listed in this chapter work toward promoting Black and Indigenous people and/or fighting against injustice and inequality. Each website includes historical information and numerous articles that could be used when writing academic papers on race, equity, and inclusion.
While the articles, news releases, public service announcements, and webinars within these sites would not be considered scholarly resources, many of these organizations have been around for decades and carry not only local, national, or global recognition but also serve as reputable service institutions. Remember, too, there is always a time and place for the use of popular articles and information from organizations in first-year writing courses.
These advocates’ websites also include ways that you can be involved at the national scale or within your own communities by bringing awareness to issues through your academic or civic writing or through social activism. Listed below are a combination of organizations and/or Initiatives dedicated to Black and Indigenous groups and issues.
Black Advocacy Organizations
NAACP–local branches in Boise, Pocatello, and Spokane
Native American Advocacy Organizations