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Families for Justice is a network of people based in Madison, Wisconsin (Dejope, Ho Chunk land) who are working to dismantle white supremacy through multi-generational community organizing and direct action.
We work to disrupt and dismantle racism and white privilege in our school systems and communities. To advance our efforts, we use tools such as honest and compassionate dialogue, political education, leadership development, community organizing, and direct action. We strive to do this work with courage, humility, and open hearts.
We are committed to listening to and strategizing with those most impacted, and to engaging more white people and more white parents in being an active part of transforming our communities. Our priorities are informed by national organizations such as the Movement for Black Lives and local organizations such as Freedom Inc.
We define “family” broadly – our community is open to everyone.
Create Space for education and community building
We host quarterly potlucks for people to learn more about us – with all ages welcome! We host informal and kid-friendly study sessions to deepen our understanding of the work we’re doing. And we offer a number of workshops on how to talk with our kids about race, racism, and white privilege, as well as workshops on Black Lives Matter, mass incarceration, reparations, and white supremacy. Childcare is provided at these events.
Action and Community Engagement
We are pushing for systemic change that addresses the root causes of racial oppression. This work may take many forms: public forums, protests, press conferences, letters to the editor, or speaking out at city council and school board meetings. We feel it is necessary to put pressure on our institutions and challenge them to enact these changes. (And we try to do this work in a way that makes it accessible to family members of all ages!)
Families for Justice is available to be of assistance to your school, organization, network or group for consultation and support. Payment for services is redirected to grassroots organizations led by people of color. Contact us to learn more.
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