“UNTIL THE KILLING OF BLACK MEN, BLACK MOTHERS' SONS,
BECOMES AS IMPORTANT TO THE REST OF THE COUNTRY
AS THE KILLING OF A WHITE MOTHER'S SON,
WE WHO BELIEVE IN FREEDOM CANNOT REST UNTIL THIS HAPPENS.”
The Ella Baker Organizing Fund Board of Directors and donors are composed mostly of veterans of the Civil Rights Movement, namely from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). We are committed to the recruiting and training of Black and Native American youth to become full-time organizers in and for oppressed communities.
We are committed to the recruiting and training of Black and Native American youth to become full-time grassroots-organizers in and for oppressed communities. We need to raise funds to hire and sustain 30 to 40 organizers to be placed in poor Black and Native communities across the nation. These organizers will facilitate the development of schools, clinics, farms, and all the institutions needed for our people's survival. We build on a historical relationship between Native People and African Americans that began during our enslavement.
The Ella Baker Organizing Fund is creating an “All-Age Skill-Sharing School” where we exchange skills that are needed in any community or town, between knowledgeable technicians and people of the Black Community and the Native American Community. Our school will include all skills related to the following trades: food, clothes, shelter, transportation, communication, education, childcare, healthcare, energy, and self-governance. We work with Black and Native American communities because we believe those who suffer oppression the most are in the best position to know how to overcome oppression.