What if society valued art and looked to artists and creators as activists, educators, and leaders? These organizations support artists and the creative power that art has to move us emotionally; and they tie that creative output to strategic planning and activism that will bring about awareness and, ultimately, transformative change.

Healing Clinic Collective


Healing Clinic Collective (HCC) encourages re-engagement to a sacred way of relating to ourselves as whole people. With a network of over 130 healers and wellness practitioners, HCC's goal is to…

Beloved Communities Network


Beloved Community is not ours in conception. The concept is rooted in the legacy of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Grace Lee Boggs, and others, and is carried forward…

Breathe


Breathe understands that comprehensive, accelerated change requires the pressure of a mass movement with historically marginalized people at the center. Breathe exists to support and increase the…

Urban Peace Movement


Urban Peace Movement (UPM) transforms both the culture and conditions that lead to urban violence, focusing on building youth leadership for peace on Oakland's streets. In addition to movement…

Art in Resistance


The Art In Resistance Fellowship was established by artists and changemakers to simultaneously support artists and movements for social change when there is a profound need to uplift beauty,…

Resonance Network


Resonance Network believes how we work together, communicate, and organize ourselves is integral to the change we want to see in the world.

Positive Women’s Network USA


Positive Women’s Network - USA (PWN-USA) is a national membership body of women living with HIV. It was founded in 2008 by 28 women leaders living with HIV, diverse in background and experiences —…

Oakland Rising


Oakland Rising was founded in 2006 by the executive directors from APEN, Ella Baker Center, E-BASE, and Urban Habitat. They envisioned an alliance of organizations that aligned with their civic…

Bay Rising


Bay Rising (BR) is a growing alliance between community-led organizations across the Bay Area. Their vision is of a healthier, more equitable society centered on grassroots organizing and social…

Wakanda Dream Lab


Wakanda Dream Lab is a collective fan-driven project that bridges the worlds of Black fandom and #Blacktivism for Black Liberation. It functions according to a value emergence and celebrates the…