Office of Equity & Inclusive Excellence Resources

In Our Communities

George Floyd

Breonna Taylor

Ahmaud Arbery

Police Brutality

Antiracism Resources

This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues. 

Racial Justice

The 1619 Project
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.

The Leadership Conference on Civil & Human Rights
A coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States

Color of Change
Color of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, they move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Criminal Justice Groups

Equal Justice Initiative
Committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the U.S., challenging racial and economic injustice, and protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Innocence Project
Works to achieve the exoneration and release of factually innocent inmates through post-conviction DNA testing and works to create a network of schools, organizations, and citizens that can effectively challenge wrongful convictions.

Sentencing Project
An independent source of criminal justice policy analysis, data, and program information for the public and policy makers.

Prison Policy Initiative (PPI)
Documents the impact of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, and the national welfare, and produces accessible and innovative research to empower the public to participate in creating better criminal justice policy.

Justice Policy Institute (JPI)
Works to enhance the public dialog on incarceration through accessible research, public education, and communications advocacy with the goal of ending society’s reliance on incarceration.

Critical Resistance
Seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.

Grassroots Leadership
Seeks to put an end to abuses of justice and the public trust by working to abolish for-profit private prisons.

Justice Strategies
Promotes humane, effective approaches to criminal justice and immigration reform through rigorous analysis, high-quality research, and practical policy solutions.

Resources for Allyship

Maintaining Professionalism in the Age of Black Death is…A Lot

26 Ways to be in the Struggle Beyond the Streets

11 Things To Do Besides Say ‘This Has To Stop’ In The Wake Of Police Brutality

75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice

Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ)
Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, seeks to move white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice.

Legal Defense of Civil Rights Groups

Bail Funds/Legal Help by City

Community Justice Exchange – National Bail Fund Network

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Uses advocacy and litigation to achieve racial justice, focusing specifically on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice, and criminal justice.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Works to foster sound public policies, laws, and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC)
Works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Marshals the pro bono resources of the bar for litigation, public policy advocacy, and other forms of service by lawyers to the cause of racial justice and economic opportunity.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)
Combats hate, intolerance, and discrimination through education and litigation.

A network of independent public interest law centers that use pro bono help to develop practical and lasting solutions to chronic injustices in public education, health care, child welfare, justice, and immigration.

Brennan Center for Justice
Uses scholarship, public education, and legal action to find innovative and practical solutions to intractable problems in the areas of democracy (voting), poverty, and criminal justice.

Pittsburgh-based Organizations

Black Political Empowerment Project (B-PEP)
2201 Wylie Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-212-8775 (Office)

Greater Pittsburgh Coalition against Violence (BCAV)

Corporate Equity & Inclusion Roundtable (CEIR)

1Hood Media
460 Melwood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412-345-1192 (Office)

Black Girls Equity Alliance
711 West Commons; Third Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
412-904-4239 (Office)

Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh
The Warner Center
332 Fifth Avenue; Fourth Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
412-227-4802 (Office)

Three Rivers Community Foundation
100 North Braddock Avenue; Suite 302
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
412-243-9250 (Office)