Giving Tuesday – International Day of Giving!

By Praxis Media

November 20, 2018

The momentum behind election season has shown that people across the country feel the wave of energized collective power and are more committed to living out their values. That is why on November 27th or Giving Tuesdaythe Tuesday after Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are calling on our friends, their extended networks and allies to reclaim the beginning of the holiday shopping frenzy and donate to service work they believe in and want to uplift.

Organizations across the country are working hard to exercise their community’s power for healthier communities. Praxis encourages you to follow, donate and support the organizing efforts of some of our partners in Health Justice: *In no particular order*

Use #GivingTuesday to share and encourage others to join in on this international day of giving!


Community Movement Builders (Atlanta, GA)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2OTuUaS

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Food Justice, Housing Justice, Community Safety, Hope & Efficacy, Economic Justice, Valued Cultures and Identities

“Community Movement Builders (CMB) is a 501(c)(3) member based collective of black people dedicated to being a force for creating sustainable self-determining communities through cooperative economic advancement and collective community organizing. Our mission is rooted in Black love and equity.” For more, visit their website http://www.communitymovementbuilders.org/


La Plazita Institute (Albuquerque, NM) 

Donate: http://bit.ly/2OVdb2C

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Hope and Efficacy, Valued Cultures and Identities, Food Justice, Economic Justice, Fair and Unbiased Justice System

“La Plazita Institute is a non-profit organization engaging New Mexico’s youth, elders and communities in a comprehensive, holistic and cultural approach.”

For more, visit their website: http://laplazitainstitute.org/


PODER SF (San Francisco, CA) 

Donate: http://bit.ly/2Bhzzj6

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Food Justice, Access to Parks and Recreational Space, Community Safety, Hope and Efficacy, Valued Cultures and Identities, Housing Justice, Economic Justice, Just Immigration Climate

“PODER’s mission is to organize with Latino immigrant families and youth to put into practice people-powered solutions that are locally based, community led and environmentally just. We nurture everyday people’s leadership, regenerate culture, and build community power.”

For more, visit their website: https://www.podersf.org/


Coleman Advocates (San Francisco, CA) 

Donate: http://bit.ly/2zroCdN

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Education Justice, Economic Justice, Housing Justice, Hope and Efficacy, Community Safety, Valued Cultures and Identities

“Coleman Advocates believes that all children and families deserve access to high quality education, living wage jobs, family-supporting benefits, affordable housing, and a voice in the decisions that affect us. Since 1975, Coleman Advocates has pioneered programs and policies to expand opportunity for San Francisco’s children, youth and families,  Many of these hard-won programs and policies have served as models adopted by communities all over the country….”

For more, visit their website: https://colemanadvocates.org/


 

Mixteco Indigena Community Organizing Project/Proyecto Mixteco Indigena (MICOP) (Oxnard, CA)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2TlFRW9

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Environmental Justice, Economic Justice, Valued Cultures and Identities, Education Justice, Hope and Efficacy, Health Care Access for All, Just Immigration Climate

“The Mixteco/Indígena Community Organizing Project (MICOP) unites indigenous leaders and allies to strengthen the Mixtec and indigenous immigrant community in Ventura County, estimated at 20,000 people. Most are strawberry farmworkers, and many speak primarily their indigenous language. MICOP’s majority-indigenous staff builds community leadership and self-sufficiency through education and training programs, language interpretation, health outreach, humanitarian support, and cultural promotion. We organize the community to advocate for shared concerns. MICOP reaches approximately 6,000 individuals each year. MICOP is also the founder and home of Radio Indigena, out of Oxnard, Ca, a radio station with programming in indigenous languages such as Mixteco.”

For more visit their website: http://mixteco.org/


Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (Chicago, IL)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2DQatKE

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Education Justice, Housing Justice, Hope and Efficacy

“Through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families, KOCO develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making process and public policies, improving the quality of life in our local communities.”

For more, visit their website:  http://kocoonline.org


Providence Youth Student Movement (Providence, RI)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2OQQkW0

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Just Immigration Climate, Community Safety, Housing Justice, Hope and Efficacy –

“PrYSM organizes at the intersections of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation by centering youth, female, queer, and people of color leadership in our campaigns, our organization, and our communities. PrYSM mobilizes queer Southeast Asian youth, families, and allies to build grassroots power and organize collectively for social justice.”

For more, visit their website: http://www.prysm.us/


Detroit Women of Color (Detroit, MI)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2A4lAvd

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Hope and Efficacy, Valued Cultures and Identities, Healthy Marketing and Retail Environment

“The Detroit Women of Color, Inc. distinguishes itself from other local film festivals and programs that strictly focus on entertainment.  Thousands of people have attended DWC, Inc. film programs, presentations, and festivals since 2006. Our programs provide girls and women of color an important voice in public discourse around race, gender, and class; while creating a space for them to become leaders in their community.”

For more, visit their website: https://www.dwcfilmfest.com/


Black Organizing Project (Oakland, CA)  

Donate: http://bit.ly/2tSJaeP

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Valued Cultures and Identities, Economic Justice, Education Justice, Community Safety  

“The Black Organizing Project is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California.”

For more, visit their website: www.blackorganizingproject.org


Tenants Union of Washington State (Seattle, WA)  

Donate: http://bit.ly/2S8JTQn

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Housing Justice, Economic Justice, Hope and Efficacy

“The mission of the Tenants Union (TU) is to create housing justice through empowerment-based education, outreach, leadership development, organizing, and advocacy. Founded in 1977, the TU carries on a proud legacy of work to create concrete improvements in tenants’ living conditions and challenge and transform unjust housing policies and practices. As a membership organization, the TU’s work is grounded in the strong conviction that tenants must be the leaders of efforts to transform our housing conditions and communities. The TU embraces the values of equality, hope, tenant leadership, respect, direct action, civic courage, racial and economic justice, and self-determination in our work.”

For more visit their website: https://tenantsunion.org/en


City Life Vida Urbana (Boston, MA)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2Qaxii1

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Housing Justice, Economic Justice, Valued Cultures and Identities, Hope and Efficacy, Just Immigration Climate  

“Our Mission: City Life/Vida Urbana is a grassroots community organization committed to fighting for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power. We promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders and build collective power to effect systemic change and transform society.”

For more visit their website: http://www.clvu.org


Philadelphia Student Union (Philadelphia, PA)

Donate:  http://bit.ly/2PExSFu

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Education Justice, Community Safety, Valued Cultures and Identities, Hope and Efficacy

“The Philadelphia Student Union exists to build the power of young people to demand a high quality education in the Philadelphia public school system. We are a youth led organization and we make positive changes in the short term by learning how to organize to build power. We also work toward becoming life-long learners and leaders who can bring diverse groups of people together to address the problems that our communities face.”

For more, visit their website: http://phillystudentunion.org/



Media Mobilizing Project
(Philadelphia, PA)  

Donate: http://bit.ly/2A7HeyZ

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Valued Cultures and Identities, Education Justice, Healthy Marketing and Retail Environment, Hope and Efficacy

“Media Mobilizing Project works with movements to communicate and organize to win. We amplify the voices of communities fighting for justice, equity and human rights. Through media production, training and advocacy, we build relationships of solidarity and mutual support. As partners and collaborators, we work with people at the grassroots to take up strategic organizing campaigns that fill gaps, shift power relations, and have the potential to activate large-scale social movements.”

For more, visit their website: https://mediamobilizing.org/


Global Action Project (New York, NY)

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Valued Cultures and Identities, Education Justice, Healthy Marketing and Retail Environment, Hope and Efficacy –

Donate: http://bit.ly/2zjhekh

“Global Action Project (GAP) develops the capacities and skills of youth most affected by injustice, to create powerful media, cultural expression, and social change. GAP provides effective media-arts programming to youth from low-income, new immigrant, and TLGBQ (Transgender, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Queer)  communities. Since its founding in 1991, GAP has fostered a pipeline of socially conscious, media-savvy leaders of the future. Working with professionally trained artist-educators, youth collaborate to make powerful narrative, non-fiction, and new media pieces that amplify their diverse stories, and then use that media to educate and advocate on behalf of their respective communities.”

For more, visit their website: https://www.global-action.org/


Miami Children’s Initiative (Miami, FL)  

Donate: http://bit.ly/2TqqxaJ

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Community Safety, Valued Cultures and Identities, Education Justice, Food Justice, Hope and Efficacy, Connections with Neighbors

“The Miami Children’s Initiative works toward a prosperous Liberty City by transforming the lives of children (most especially in the early learning years where the return on investment is highest) and working to help families obtain the resources they need to grow strong and achieving children.”

For more, visit their website: http://www.iamlibertycity.org



Families And Friends Of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC)
(New Orleans, LA)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2qVzaNC

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Fair and Unbiased Justice System, Community Safety, Hope and Efficacy, Education Justice

“Our mission is to create a better life for all of Louisiana’s youth, especially those involved in or targeted by the juvenile justice system.

Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children (FFLIC) is a grassroots, state-wide, membership-based, inter-generational organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training we strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families…”

For more, visit their website: https://www.fflic.org/



Khmer Girls in Action
(Long Beach, CA)

Donate: http://bit.ly/2A7U9AT

Organizing for Social Determinants of Health Equity: Valued Cultures and Identities, Education Justice, Hope and Efficacy, Community Safety

Mission:

Khmer Girls in Action is a community-based organization whose mission is to build a progressive and sustainable Long Beach community that works for gender, racial and economic justice led by Southeast Asian young women.

Vision:

Our vision is a safe, healthy and just world where all people are free from oppression and are able to determine their lives and communities….”

For more, visit their website: www.kgalb.org