Racial Justice Tipping Point Campaign
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice (WNPJ) has launched a project to engage 3.5% of WI's population in a campaign called the Racial Justice Tipping Point. We are using grassroots organizing strategies to not only bring people together, but to take the big and small steps to make the big shifts that we need in order to make WI a more racially equitable state. While many organizations within our networks have an explicit focus on racial justice issues such as immigrant rights, Black Lives Matter, American Indian sovereignty and human rights, and Hmong self-determination, we are also partnering with organizations outside our networks to build the power we need to win real life improvements in people's lives. A main component of the program is to engage and deepen white people's commitment to this work to affect permanent change.
For those of you who weren't able to attend the Racial Justice Tipping Point Kick-Off on May 21st, click here to see some pictures from the event. We had a great crowd of 100 people who built and strengthened relationships, deepened commitment, pledged to engage 1400 more people into the campaign, and dove deep into 3 main areas: organizational development for racial justice, base-building, and direct action.
If you would like to see resources and materials from the event please let us know (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have had asks for volunteer opportunities. We certainly need volunteers to help make this project a success!! Please contact us for more information on how you can volunteer.
One thing you can do is sign up people to be part of the Racial Justice Tipping Point campaign using the website form here, or signing them up on this sign in sheet. Another thing that we need to make this a success is funding! We have started a crowdfunding page to try to raise another $8000 to pay facilitators to do more trainings across the state, do a more in depth training next spring, mentor groups doing organizational change, and support racial justice campaigns and projects across the state.
Please donate and spread the word about our crowdfunding page on Razoo.