Forward Together

Forward Together unites communities to win rights, recognition and resources for all families. They transform culture and policy to work for all of us nationwide. Since their founding in 1989, they have continually fought to dismantle the ways our society marginalizes people based on race, sexuality, and gender. Today, they build courage and foster connection among a multi-racial community of changemakers to secure the rights, recognition and resources all families need to thrive.
Oakland, CA

Black Lives Matter D.C.

BLM DC is a radical collective of Black artists, infrastructure builders and movement healers and strategists from the future, organizing in the here and now around two movement equations. These equations inform how we live as our highest selves while dismantling White Supremacy, Patriarchy, Capitalism, Imperialism and the role the state plays in supporting them.
Washington, DC

18Million Rising

18MillionRising.org (18MR.org) brings many disparate Asian American communities together online and offline to reimagine Asian American identity with nuance, specificity, and power. We are using this Asian American identity as the foundation to build a more just and creative world where our experiences are affirmed, our leadership is valued, and all of us have the opportunity to thrive.
Detroit, MI

Right to the City Alliance

Right To The City Alliance (RTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. We are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.
Brooklyn, NY

North News

North News is a grassroots print and digital community news source and youth journalism program in North Minneapolis. We seek to deepen understanding, empathy, and appreciation for the Northside through our deep, interrogative, and community-sourced coverage. Our goal is to expand local and Twin Cities-wide perceptions of this place which is often reduced to a single, negative narrative – one of crime, poverty, blight, and disparity. We dig deep beneath the surface and lift up North Minneapolis’ nuanced truths. We are a source of great pride within our community.
Minneapolis, MN

Advancement Project

Advancement Project is a next generation, multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America’s promise of a caring, inclusive and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
Washington, DC

Center for Popular Democracy

The Center for Popular Democracy works to create equity, opportunity and a dynamic democracy in partnership with high-impact base-building organizations, organizing alliances, and progressive unions. CPD strengthens our collective capacity to envision and win an innovative pro-worker, pro-immigrant, racial and economic justice agenda.
Washington, D.C.

CreaTV San Jose

Our mission is to inspire, educate and connect San Jose communities, using media to foster civic engagement.
San Jose, CA

New Orleans Worker Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

NOWCRJ is a national organization based out of New Orleans, that was founded shortly after Hurricane Katrina. Against the backdrop of a political economy that pitted communities of color against each other, a group of Black and immigrant workers came together to build a new freedom movement: multi-racial, committed to racial, gender, and immigrant rights, and dedicated to telling a new story about possibility in the Southern region of this country.
New Orleans, LA

Witness for Peace

Witness for Peace (WFP) is a politically independent, nationwide grassroots organization with a mission to support peace, justice and sustainable economies in the Americas by changing U.S. policies and corporate practices that contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Washington, D.C.

People’s Action

We’re organizing millions of people around a bold agenda for real change. Our agenda isn’t a list of policies the establishment says we can win. It reflects what communities across the country must win. Knowing change starts close to home, we’re building powerful organizations nationwide where people of all races, faiths, and genders gather to make change. We’re developing local leaders who can power our campaigns and policy makers at all levels of government, and advance a national agenda worth fighting for. In short, we’re creating a movement made up of people like you.
Washington, D.C.

WNUC

WNUC furthers two principal aims:Cultural, political and artistic voices excluded elsewhere are heard. Individuals and communities are strengthened & enriched. With stories from inside the buses of our broken transit system, to protests outside the Rosa Parks Federal Building: WNUC’s local and syndicated coverage promotes social justice, solidarity, and visionary activism.
Detroit, MI

Muslim Advocates

Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.
Oakland, CA

Access Reproductive Care – Southeast

We help Southerners and their families navigate the pathways to access safe, compassionate, and affordable reproductive care by providing financial and logistical support and building power in our communities through advocacy, education, and leadership development.
Atlanta, GA

TV Santa Barbara

TV Santa Barbara's mission is to empower people to make media that matters. We do this by providing community members with access to the knowledge, resources, and tools to create and distribute their own original programming content. TV Santa Barbara works to advance community through media. We provide equity in access to media production technology for the creation, sharing, and consumption of knowledge and ideas. TV Santa Barbara provides the means for diverse individuals to tell their stories, hear each other’s stories, and create new stories together so what sets us apart may bring us together as one community.
Santa Barbara, CA

Hollaback!

Our mission is to build safe, inclusive public spaces by transforming the culture that perpetuates discrimination and violence. We carry out this mission by building the power of people to create measurable and long-lasting impacts in the movement for gender justice.
Brooklyn, NY

Advancing Justice Los Angeles

Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.
Los Angeles, CA

National Economic & Social Rights Initiative

In partnership with communities, NESRI works to build a broad movement for economic & social rights, including health, housing, education and work with dignity. Based on the principle that fundamental human needs create human rights obligations on the part of government and the private sector, NESRI advocates for public policies that guarantee the universal and equitable fulfillment of these rights in the United States.
New York, NY

Easton Community Access TV

Easton Community Access TV produces educational, cultural and informational community programming for the town of Easton, MA. They provide an electronic forum for the free exchange of information and ideas which reflect the interests, concerns and diversity of the community.
North Easton, MA

Asamblea de Derechos Civiles

Asamblea, as an organization of faith, takes social responsibility in establishing a structure of power with cultural discipline and a just conscience of our Latino community, that can influence the political process in accordance with our values, principles, and interests. Asamblea will cultivate leaders through transformational trainings and mentorship programs, tools that we will use to carry out our plans, strategies and actions directed by our base and with the mentorship of experienced leaders that will assure that our future generations continue this work for social justice.
Minneapolis, MN

Racial Justice Action Center

The Racial Justice Action Center is a multi-racial TLGBQ people of color led organization building the grassroots leadership and power of communities of color and low income communities in order to fight for- and win- political and social transformation in Georgia and the South. We engage in generative, holistic grassroots leadership development, savvy organizing and strategic policy advocacy rooted in deep political and historical analysis in order to advance our vision of a transformed society, where justice exists for all people.
Atlanta, GA

SPEAC (Sustainable Progress through Engaging Active Citizens)

SPEAC is a project of Hope Community and provides community organizing and leadership training for adults. SPEAC leaders share a commitment to making change in their community through community organizing to address issues of equity including challenging the lack of resources at Peavey Park, located a block from Hope Community.

Hollow Earth Radio

Hollow Earth Radio is the Pacific Northwest's freeform online radio station that presents a forum for underrepresented music, sounds and perspectives. We are located in the Central District, Seattle's historically African American neighborhood and later in 2016, we will begin broadcasting terrestrially (KHUH 100.3 FM) as a Low Powered FM station. Through the lens of media justice, we work directly with the community to build a training curriculum for people to become citizen journalists, DJ's, sound engineers and more while providing a venue for artists and performers to showcase their work. We are also working towards creating news programing where we can consistently and artfully cover the issues in our region.
Seattle, WA

Within Our Lifetime Network

Within Our Lifetime is a national network of organizations promoting racial equity and healing to collectively build and sustain momentum for a movement to end racism within our lifetime. WOL seeks to complement the work of other groups that share this mission and to fill gaps where appropriate.
Lansing, MI

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Prison Radio

Prison Radio's mission is to challenge unjust police and prosecutorial practices which result in mass incarceration, racism and gender discrimination. We do this by bringing the voices of men, women and kids into the public debate and dialogue on crime and punishment. Our radio broadcasts help spur the public to examine core issues that create crime and heighten disenfranchisement. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism, strengthening movements for social change.
San Francisco, CA

Black Youth Project 100

BYP 100 is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people.
Chicago, IL

MomsRising.org

MomsRising.org is an on-the-ground and online grassroots organization of more than a million people who are working to achieve economic security for all moms, women, and families in the United States. MomsRising is working for paid family leave, earned sick days, affordable childcare, and for an end to the wage and hiring discrimination which penalizes so many mothers.

Frogtown Neighborhood Association

Founded in 1970, the Frogtown Neighborhood Association (District 7) was originally named, and is still legally, the Thomas-Dale District 7 Planning Council. We are a small, not-for-profit, community-based organization serving the neighborhoods of East Midway, Frogtown, Capitol Heights, and Mt. Airy. Our efforts are focused on civic engagement and resident empowerment. The mission of the Frogtown Neighborhood Association (District 7) is to strive to conserve, foster and restore the well being of our neighborhoods through the promotion of positive solutions to community issues which affect the health and safety, physical environment, and economic resources of its residents, area workers, and property owners. This is achieved through collaboration and shared responsibility with other member organizations of the community.
St. Paul, MN

Stop LAPD Spying Coalition

The Stop LAPD Spying Coalition is engaged in community education, community organizing, coalition-building, and policy advocacy efforts focused on the goal to rescind Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) initiative and more broadly challenge LAPD surveillance, spying, and infiltration programs.
Los Angeles, Ca

Creative Arts Factory of Evanston

To provide affordably accessible opportunities in the exploration and expression of music and other creative arts, including media production and journalism, as a gateway to the discovery of personal worth, responsibility and the desire to achieve.

Woodlawn Reentry Project

The Woodlawn Reentry Project was launched in 2011, as a grassroots community-based response to the critical need for community reentry services delivery on behalf of youth and adult returning citizens exiting County/State/Federal correctional facilities. WRP's mission drives community mobilization, capacity building and sustainability efforts supporting services delivery infrastructure that successfully restores formerly incarcerated citizens back to communities across Chicago
Chicago, IL

Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism

The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) is a progressive nonprofit investigative journalism incubator - serving local news outlets with professionally-produced long form multimedia articles on key issues that they cannot afford to produce themselves. BINJ also leads frequent community media education and training events.
Boston, MA

Native Public Media

Native Public Media promotes healthy, engaged, independent Native communities through media access, ownership and control.
Flagstaff, AZ

Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry

EONM (Eradicating Offensive Native Mascotry) is a grassroots organization that is dedicated to informing individuals and mobilizing groups to combat the public misappropriation of Native American imagery, and calling out entities complacent with, as well as ones directly profiting from, blatant racism. We do this by educating ourselves and others on history, current events, public relations, and social media tactics.

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a Black and Brown-led racial justice network that builds next generation leaders to end mass criminalization and gun violence. We are a mass organization of human rights leaders confronting anti-black racism and systemic violence through grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education.
New York, NY

Open Access Connections

The mission of Open Access Connections is to bridge the phone access gap of low-income and homeless people by facilitating communication services. Our goal is to find innovative ways to use communication technologies to provide opportunities for people in need, to forge new connections to the community, and to one another. These connections enhance dignity, foster independence, and contribute to success.

Puerto Rico: Coming Soon

We will be posting members of our Puerto Rico Community soon.

American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems.

Freedom for Immigrants

Freedom for Immigrants is a national network of 42 independent organizations that work to end the isolation and abuse of immigrants in U.S. immigration detention through visitation, independent monitoring, storytelling, and advocacy.

San Francisco, CA

RYSE Center

RYSE creates safe spaces grounded in social justice that build youth power for young people to love, learn, educate, heal and transform lives and communities.

Richmond, CA

The Greenlining Institute

Greenlining is the solution to redlining. We advance economic opportunity and empowerment for people of color through advocacy, community and coalition building, research, and leadership development.

Oakland, CA

People Power Media

[people. power. media] broadcasts efforts and perspectives from marginalized communities where grassroots organizations are working to change public policy. We currently focus on land use issues.

San Francisco, CA

Dignity and Power Now

Dignity and Power Now (DPN) is a grassroots organization based in Los Angeles that fights for the dignity and power of incarcerated people, their families, and communities. In doing so DPN wages a fight for all lives because the prison industrial complex forms an imaginative limit on everyone’s capacity to envision freedom and liberation. Dignity and Power Now has several projects including an activist coalition, an artist collective, a zine, a research and reporting group, a leadership institute, and even a reentry program inside a state prison. Immediate campaign focuses include establishing comprehensive and effective civilian oversight of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and allocating the money from the two billion dollar jail plan into mental health diversion programs and community health centers.
Los Angeles, CA

Community Technology Network

Community Technology Network (CTN) unites organizations and volunteers to transform lives through digital literacy. We believe that access to the Internet is a human right and that those without the necessary computer skills are at risk of social and economic disadvantage. In partnership with open-access community computer centers across the San Francisco Bay Area, CTN delivers free computer skills programs to those in need. CTN also provides its partners with support, guidance, and resources to improve their digital literacy programs. At this time, a large proportion of CTN’s activity is focused on our SF Connected program, which serves older adults and adults with disabilities at senior centers throughout San Francisco. Read more about our programs at www.ctnbayarea.org. CTN engages approximately 200 volunteer computer trainers yearly, including students, working adults, job seekers, and retirees. Volunteers provide digital literacy training and tutoring to our community partners’ clients and/or additional services to CTN directly. Volunteer trainers are central to our organization, providing vital services that are key to our mission.

San Francisco, CA

Access Humboldt

Access Humboldt is a non-profit, community media organization serving the residents of Humboldt County to build local voices through community media. We provide air time free of charge on the local cable TV channels and online, and offer media production training, facilities and equipment. We promote free speech and community media - by the people; for the people.

Eureka, CA

Media Alliance

MA was founded with the belief that in order to ensure the free and unfettered flow of information and ideas necessary to maintain a truly democratic society, media must be accessible, accountable, decentralized, representative of society's diversity and free from covert or overt government control and corporate dominance. MA dedicates itself to fostering a genuine diversity of media voices and perspectives, holding the media accountable for their impact on society and protecting freedom of speech. Media Alliance is a leader in building coalitions for press freedom and media access, accountability and alternatives.

Oakland, CA

Media Action Center

Holding broadcasters accountable to their public interest obligations.

Fiddletown, CA

Instituto de Educacion Popular del Sur de California

IDEPSCA works to create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on Popular Education methodology. Specifically our goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities.

Los Angeles, CA

Generation Justice

Generation Justice’s mission is to inspire youth to become media makers committed to social transformation.

Albuquerque, NM

Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

TGRCNM is dedicated to serving the transgender communities in the state of New Mexico and strives to exist as a clearing house for resources which can support, assist, educate, and advocate for the transgender and gender non conforming population of this state and their families and loved ones. We provide social, educational, emotional, and functional support for all facets of transgender living and promote mutual understanding, acceptance, and equality to achieve a more positive and healthy society.

Albuquerque, NM

Martinez Street Women’s Center

Martinez Street Women's Center transforms communities through women and girls by providing access to vital health services, quality education and advocacy. We envision a world where women and girls achieve empowerment, equity and justice.

San Antonio, TX

Young Women United

Young Women United (YWU) leads reproductive justice organizing and policy initiatives by and for self-identified young women of color in New Mexico. We work to build communities where all people have access to the information, education, and resources needed to make real decisions about their own bodies and lives.

Albuquerque, NM

SouthWest Organizing Project

Working to empower our communities in the Southwest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice.

Albuquerque, NM

Somos un Pueblo Unido

Because we believe that every person should have the freedom to move in order to pursue a better life, Somos Un Pueblo Unido works to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their national origin, that institutes humane migration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone irrespective of where they are born or what documents they carry.

Santa Fe, NM

Northampton Community Television

Our mission is to serve as a model community media organization providing programming and educational opportunities to the community through all means technologically available. We are independent hyper local media. We are a physical public maker space. We are a legal street art multimedia wall. We are an economic development organization. We provide opportunities for voices that do not have other opportunities. We provide free services to local nonprofit organizations and professional multimedia community.

Northampton, MA

CCTV Center for Media and Democracy

Launched in 1984, CCTV Center for Media & Democracy helps build community through media. We help expand the reach of your organization by providing the channels, tools and training to get your message across and make social change happen.

Burlington, VT

PhillyCAM

PhillyCAM is a community media center that brings together the people of Philadelphia to make and share media that promotes creative expression, democratic values and civic participation.

Philadelphia, PA

Community Alliance for Global Justice

Community Alliance for Global Justice educates and mobilizes with individuals and organizations to strengthen local economies everywhere. CAGJ is grassroots, community-based and committed to anti-oppressive organizing as we build solidarity across diverse movements. CAGJ seeks to transform unjust trade and agricultural policies and practices imposed by corporations, governments and other institutions while creating and supporting alternatives that embody social justice, sustainability, diversity and grassroots democracy.
Seattle, WA

Progressive Technology Project

Our mission is to help community organizations achieve their goals more effectively and efficiently. Our programs help community organizers build their skills and understanding to integrate technology into the work of the organizations.

PTP was founded by grassroots organizers to support social change community-led organizing in low-income communities and communities of color in 1998. PTP strengthens grassroots social change community organizing in poor communities and communities of color by delivering specialized training for community organizers in communications and database technology creating and supporting an online database (PowerBase) for organizing providing a framework for technical assistance.
Austin, TX

The People’s Press Project

The People's Press Project (PPP) is Fargo-Moorhead’s only non-profit dedicated to empowering the community to impart media, rather than being consumers of media. We stand for the development and proliferation of Independent Media and the creation of new community based journalists to inform the community of the real news by the people and for the people. We do this through training, access to equipment and strategic opportunities to develop media through Independent news sources, Social Networks and through the web.

St. Paul Neighborhood Network

SPNN is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community media center serving Saint Paul, MN and the Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is to empower people to use media and communications to better lives, use authentic voice and build common understanding. We operate five channels on the Comcast cable system, which reach 52,000 cable households in Saint Paul.
St. Paul, MN

The Southside Media Project

The Southside Media Project's mission is to provide access to all broadcast and digital media mechanisms through which community members create and share content inclusive of music, stories, news and public affairs, aimed at enriching community and a legacy of self-determination and power.
Minneapolis, MN

Voices for Racial Justice

Voices for Racial Justice advances racial, cultural, social and economic justice in Minnesota through organizer training, strategic policy research and multi-racial convening. Our main activities are: •    Organizer and racial justice leadership training. We build the leadership capacity for a strong, bold and aligned movement for racial and economic justice in Minnesota. We have trained and supported more than 300 organizers, local organizations and policy leaders in community institutions. •    Research and analysis. We assess the potential racial and economic impact of key public policies, practices and decisions on communities of color. Our policy papers, racial equity agendas, Legislative Report Card on Racial Equity and other tools help communities and decision-makers align to advance racial equity. •    Convening and campaigns. We create the spaces through which diverse communities of color from multiple organizations develop shared messages, strategies and campaigns to address racial equity issues. These multiracial campaigns include the Education Equity Organizing Collaborative, OUR MPLS and Voices for Voting Rights.
Minneapolis, MN

(CURA) Neighborhood Leadership and Organizing Program

The mission of NLOP is to support place-based organizations to successfully take on local issues by developing the skills of community organizers and leaders.
Minneapolis, MN

Line Break Media

Line Break works with artists, organizers, and advocates to craft their stories into powerful instruments for transformative social change. Together, we can refine your communications strategy and produce compelling media to advance your vision.
Minneapolis, MN

Urbana Champaign Independent Media Center

Founded in 2000, the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is a grassroots, 501c3 organization committed to using media and art production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice.
Urbana, IL

New Sanctuary Coalition

The New Sanctuary Coalition of New York City is an interfaith network of congregations, organizations and individuals, standing publicly in solidarity with families and communities resisting detention and deportation in order to stay together.

New York, NY

FREE! Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment

FREE! (Families Rally for Emancipation and Empowerment) is a women-led, grassroots collective of people with incarcerated loved ones, empowering and mobilizing ourselves to create viable community alternatives and impact public policy around the destructive, profit-driven prison industry.

New York, NY

Families for Freedom

Founded in September 2002, Families for Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic human rights organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation. They are immigrant prisoners (detainees), former immigrant prisoners, their loved ones, or individuals at risk of deportation.

New York, NY

May First/People Link

MF/PL is an organization that redefines the concept of "Internet Hosting Service" in a collective, progressive and collaborative way.

New York, NY

Global Action Project

Global Action Project's mission is to work with young people most affected by injustice to build the knowledge, tools and relationships needed to create media for community power, cultural expression and political change.

New York, NY

Concerned Citizens for Justice

Concerned Citizens for Justice (CCJ) was founded in 1982 in the wake of the Wadie Suttles case to address, publicize and protest police brutality in Chattanooga, TN. CCJ was reactivated in 2012 after the murder of Trayvon Martin by activists, students, union organizers in hopes of reenergizing the Black Liberation Movement in Chattanooga, TN.

Working Films

Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media makers, nonprofit organizations, educators and advocates to advance social justice and environmental sustainability, and support community-based change.

Wilmington, NC

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition's mission is to organize and maintain a diverse grassroots organization dedicated to the improvement and preservation of the environment through education, grassroots organizing and coalition building, leadership development and media outreach.

Huntington, WV

Appalshop

Appalshop is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary arts and education center in the heart of Appalachia producing original films, video, theater, music and spoken-word recordings, radio, photography, multimedia and books.

Whitesburg, KY

Alternate ROOTS

Alternate ROOTS supports the creation and presentation of original art that is rooted in community, place, tradition or spirit. Alternate ROOTS calls for social and economic justice and is working to dismantle all forms of oppression – everywhere.

Atlanta, GA

Highlander Research and Education Center

Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the South. Through popular education, participatory research and cultural work, we help create spaces — at Highlander and in local communities — where people gain knowledge, hope and courage, expanding their ideas of what is possible.
New Market, TN

The Praxis Project

The Praxis Project is a nonprofit movement support intermediary and an institution of color that supports organizing and change work at local, regional and national levels. Focused on movement building for fundamental change, their mission is to build healthy communities by changing the power relationships between people of color and the institutional structures that affect their lives.

Washington, D.C.

National Consumer Law Center

Since 1969 the nonprofit National Consumer Law Center® (NCLC®) has used its expertise in consumer law and energy policy to work for consumer justice and economic security for low-income and other disadvantaged people, including older adults, in the U.S.

Boston, MA

Black Alliance for Just Immigration

BAJI is an education and advocacy group comprised of African Americans and black immigrants from Africa, Latin American and the Caribbean. It was founded in April 2006 in response to the massive outpouring of opposition of immigrants and their supporters to the repressive immigration bills then under consideration by the U.S. Congress.

New York, NY

Young People’s Project

YPP uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success.

Cambridge, MA

Women, Action and the Media

WAM! connects, supports and organizes media makers, activists, academics and funders working to advance women’s media participation, ownership and representation. Their work is part of an advocacy movement for gender justice in media.

Cambridge, MA

Prometheus Radio Project

The Prometheus Radio Project is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of radio activists in 1998. Prometheus builds, supports and advocates for community radio stations that bring together and empower local, participatory voices and movements for social change. To that end, we demystify technologies, the political process that governs access to our media system, and the effects of media on our lives and our communities.

Philadelphia, PA

Human Rights Defense Center

The Human Rights Defense Center is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people held in U.S. detention facilities and their families.

Making Contact

Making Contact produces media that analyzes critical social and environmental issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action.

Oakland, CA

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Iraq Veterans Against the War is a member-led, post-9/11 veterans and service member organization focused on building a movement that ends militarism by transforming ourselves, military culture and American society.

New York, NY

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

The Institute’s mission is to provide innovative strategies, working models and timely information to support environmentally sound and equitable community development. To this end, ILSR works with citizens, activists, policymakers and entrepreneurs to design systems, policies and enterprises that meet local or regional needs; to maximize human, material, natural and financial resources; and to ensure that the benefits of these systems and resources accrue to all local citizens.
Washington, D.C.

Common Frequency

Common Frequency is a nonprofit dedicated to innovative new community and college radio. By providing free and low-cost aid to regular people educating themselves to be the media, Common Frequency has been supporting the launch of grassroots stations since 2006.

Common Cause

Common Cause is the original citizens’ lobby, founded in 1970 by John Gardner, and still battling for open, honest and accountable government in Washington, D.C. and in all 50 states.

Washington, D.C.

Center for Social Inclusion

The Center for Social Inclusion works to identify and support policy strategies to transform structural inequity and exclusion into structural fairness and inclusion. They work with community groups and national organizations to develop policy ideas, foster effective leadership and develop communications tools for an opportunity-rich world in which we all will thrive no matter our race or ethnicity.

Center for Digital Democracy

The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) serves a vitally important mission protecting the privacy and welfare of the public in the “Big Data” digitally driven marketplace. CDD’s work helps nonprofits, the news media, policymakers, and concerned citizens/consumers understand and address the online business practices that increasingly influence our lives. We position ourselves on the cutting edge of commercial digital media developments, analyzing how the dramatic expansion of online and offline information collection, the use of sophisticated data analysis, and advances in the creation and delivery of personalized marketing are used to target individuals, families, and communities. CDD especially focuses on key areas it believes has a crucial impact on a person’s financial security, health, children, and civil rights. By combining advocacy, industry research, coalition- building, and media outreach, CDD helps hold accountable some of the most powerful forces shaping the destiny of the world—especially those companies that dominant the global Internet landscape.

Washington, D.C.

Arts & Democracy

Arts & Democracy helps build a movement of work that cross-fertilizes arts and culture, participatory democracy, and social justice. We do this through cultural organizing, capacity building, artist residencies, and by shaping policy and creating spaces for reflection and connection. Our focus is on historically disenfranchised communities. We put arts and culture on agendas where it hasn’t been before, connect artists, activists, and policymakers who wouldn’t otherwise know each other, and create the connective tissue and generative environment needed for transformative collaborations to succeed.
New York, NY

IDEPSCA

To create a more humane and democratic society by responding to the needs and problems of disenfranchised people through leadership development and educational programs based on Popular Education methodology. Specifically our goal is to organize and educate immigrants concerned with solving problems in their own communities.
Los Angeles, CA

The Utility Reform Network (TURN)

TURN stands up for consumer rights, affordable rates and a more livable California. TURN challenges California’s powerful energy and telephone companies, saving consumers and small businesses millions, and demanding reliable service and environmentally sound policies. Our activities focus on three areas: • We advocate for fair prices. Our skilled legal team saves utility customers millions and advances groundbreaking policies and programs at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the State Legislature. • We assist consumers with individual needs. Our consumer advisors help consumers understand their bills, challenge unjust utility company practices and access information about important money-saving programs. • We mobilize people statewide to take action for change. Our action team provides accurate and understandable information about critical energy and phone issues, and mobilizes people statewide for change through our campaigns.
San Francisco, CA

Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

The Ella Baker Center for Human Rights advances racial and economic justice to ensure dignity and opportunity for low-income people and people of color. We are building a people-powered movement to end mass incarceration, criminalization, and state violence by moving funding away from prisons and punishment and toward family-driven solutions that improve public health, safety, and prosperity for all communities.
Oakland, CA

Southwest Workers’ Union

The Southwest Workers’ Union (SWU) is an organization of low-income workers and families, community residents, and youth, united in one organizational struggle for worker rights, environmental justice and community empowerment. Based in San Antonio, Texas, SWU empowers and organizes its 2,500 members through education, leadership development, and direct action.

San Antonio, Texas

Working Narratives

We work with movements to tell great stories that inspire, activate and enliven our democracy. We believe that social movements thrive and win when they draw on participants’ personal experiences and local cultures. By telling stories—whether in the form of performance, radio, video, or other media—movements build power, envision new democratic possibilities, and change culture and policy. Our work is located at the intersection of arts, technology, and policy.
Wilmington, NC

Media Mobilizing Project

The Media Mobilizing Project builds leaders - leaders who use their stories to make our organizing stronger; and who build the movement for human rights and to end poverty. Since its founding in 2005, MMP has used strategic media and communications to intervene in critical human rights struggles from public education to healthcare, media reform and public services. MMP does this through working with low-wage workers, youth, immigrants and other communities on media collaborations, narrative development, training and education in audio/video production, digital literacy and human rights.
Philadelphia, PA