For decades, civil rights leaders have called on white people to organize against racism and white
For decades, civil rights leaders have called on white people to organize against racism and white supremacy in our own communities. We founded The Barnraisers Project because we believe that it's well past time that we heeded that call and moved past the twin traps of polite silence and social media rock fights.
Our model equips average folks (people who've never thought of themselves as organizers) with the tools to move their social networks from denial and defensiveness to action. We know it works because we've tested it in a wide variety of places-- urban and rural; wealthy and poor; left, right and center. We've helped transform the policies that white people support, where they send their kids to school, how and where they work and who they welcome as neighbors.
We're currently training and coaching hundreds of organizers across the country. With your membership (at the $50, $100 or $250 level) we'll be able to expand that programming and eventually hire lead organizers in key communities, launch online organizing efforts and publish and disseminate our model in a wide variety of formats.