Young Organizers: History in the Making
As an organization that was birthed from student activism, we do our best to uplift the students creating change on their campuses and organizing for a safe learning environment for all individuals. For Black History Month we aim to highlight Black student activism that is deeply rooted to US history and would like to uplift African American students who are making history today. We’re proud to dedicate a portion of BHM is to progress the efforts of student leaders throughout the nation.
#HUResist and Safe Spaces HU - Howard University, Washington, D.C.
Since its beginning students at Howard University have made history in the civil rights movement and bringing quality education to Black students. As some of the leaders in African American education, Howard University has consistently cultivated student leaders and activists throughout history. The students of #HUResist and Safe Spaces HU have been addressing a number of campus and community issues including gentrification, sexual violence, and white supremacy. To support these student led organizations contact them directly on Twitter.
Contact: @HUResist and @SafeSpacesHU on Twitter
#WeKnowWhatYouDid and #AUCShutItDown - Atlanta University Center, Atlanta, GA
The Atlanta University Center, also known as the AUC by its students and community members have shown great leadership that can only be described as history in the making. As one of the primary longstanding student groups that have organized around ending sexual violence, AUC students have demonstrated a longstanding commitment to creating a safe environment for higher learning. AUC students have taken several actions to bring comprehensive sexual assault policies and trauma-informed practices to their campuses — elevating to the #WeKnowWhatYouDid action on social media. #AUCShutItDown has also addressed policing and other issues on campus and in the AUC community. If you wish to support, please view the contact information below.
Contact: @AUCShutItDown on Twitter or use the hashtag
Black University - North Carolina
A collective of Black North Carolina HBCU students dedicated to liberation through education. Black University was birthed by the leadership of black youth from HBCUs dedicated to having an equitable, accessible, oppression-free world. The coalition addresses the particular issues that North Carolinan HBCU students have been facing for the past few years including several state bills to defund and dismantle the state’s HBCUs. Black University also hosts an annual fall summit which ranges from workshops and keynotes on student organizing, voter education, capitalism, and state legislation. To support these students’ efforts, please contact the organization.
Contact: blackuniversity.black and @BlvckUniversity on Twitter
#BlackStudentsMatter - Sacramento, CA
#BlackStudentsMatter is a group of Black high school students and families who came together after reoccurring racial harassment in several school districts in the Sacramento area. This group has committed to addressing anti Black racism, homophobia, sexism, and ableism in school districts state and nationwide, beginning with their hometown in Sacramento, CA. #BSM has had several actions so far and are always seeking support in other areas of the country. #BSM has shown how powerful a person’s voice is no matter their age and the with the right support behind them, that our children can succeed and excel far beyond their years.
Contact: blackstudentsmatter.wordpress.com and @BlkStudntMatter on Twitter
Have a Black student led organization or actions you’d like featured? Please contact Chardonnay Madkins at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject titled “student organizations.”