OUR GOAL IS TO GALVANIZE OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY TO FIGHT RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION, TO EDUCATE OURSELVES ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACED BY BLACK COMMUNITIES, AND TO MOBILIZE OUR COMMUNITY TO WORK FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN ALAMEDA AND BEYOND.

We welcome seasoned activists, people who are brand new to social justice work, and everyone in between.

The group currently has several areas of work:

Alameda Schools

We are collaborating with other local organizations and activists to promote equity in the Alameda Unified School District -- particularly promoting hiring a full-time Equity Officer.


Brake Light Repair Clinic

We are organizing a brake light repair clinic to mitigate problems related to inordinate numbers of black and brown people pulled over for trumped-up "equipment violations."

 


Ending White Silence

 

Wear Out the Silence! Every Friday, wear your Alameda For Black Lives, Black Lives Matter, or other shirt promoting racial justice. You can purchase your A4BL t-shirt here, printed by a Black-owned local business, with all proceeds donated to Black Lives Matter.


Raising Awareness In Town

Proudly display an End White Silence yard sign or bumper sticker. Your purchase raises awareness of the Movement for Black Lives. Please click the Get Involved button at top right to learn how to get one.


Fundraising for BLM National

We conduct activities - like our February Houseparty and A4BL T-Shirt Sales - with proceeds donated directly to Black Lives Matter.


Racial Justice Reading Group

We lead a monthly reading group to discuss books related to racial justice. Learn more here.


Demonstrations and Protests

We make our collective support for the Movement for Black Lives visible through demonstrations and protests. Those new to demonstrating are very welcome. View upcoming events here.

ABL is organized by a small group of coordinators who meet monthly.

 

The group has a panel of coordinators who choose events and actions based on community input and need. The coordinator positions are rotating, and opportunities to join the coordinator committee will be announced via our Facebook group.  

We welcome input from the community on new and continuing actions.  Feedback can be offered to any of the coordinators, or it can be posted in the Facebook group. Coordinators are committed to act responsively on community feedback.

Please contact us using the Get Involved button at top right. Reach out to the coordinators there, and let us know how you would like to get involved.