Friday, January 13, 2017

Feel Good Friday - Color of Change

It's Friday again and I'm happy to know people who are involved in projects and groups making a positive difference in the world. I learned about today's Feel Good Friday organization, Color of Change from a friend.

Founded in 2005 by James Rucker and Van Jones, Color of Change "is the nation's largest online racial justice organization." As they state on their website, "we design campaigns powerful enough to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Until justice is real."

You can get a good overview of the organization by watching this 7-minute video, or you can keep on reading. (dramatic pause) Their four main focus areas are economic justice, criminal justice, media justice and power and voice.

Campaign wins in these areas include forcing Glen Beck off the air, convincing FOX to cancel COPS and defending the Jena 6 - a group of students targeted for unfair prosecution in Louisiana. Current campaigns include petitions to demand Simon & Schuster cancel their book deal with white Supremacist Milo Yiannopolous, to call on tech companies not to help Trump build a Muslim register and to tell the Senate to vote NO on Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

You can support Color of Change's work by going to the current campaign page and signing some petitions (or starting your own), by making a donation and by staying in the social media loop by liking their Facebook page and following them on Twitter @ColorOfChange.

Until Justice is real.

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