Social Justice Sewing Academy
BIPOC + Ally Vendor List
This crowd-sourced and ever-growing Google spreadsheet was organized by @pinkmimosabyjacinta with the goal of creating an inclusive and diverse sewing community. It includes minority and ally-owned quilt, fabric, sewing, fiber, and knitting stores.
Black Makers Matter
Black Makers Matter is a coalition of black makers united to bring about and implement cultural transformation in the sewing and crafting industry.
Meet Makers of Color
Meet Makers of Color is an online community started by @macsmakespace, @sewflo, and @whatsammade that highlights BIPOC folks in the sewing and making community.
BIPOC Sewcialists is an online community celebrating BIPOC sewists, designers, and patternmakers in the slow-fashion community.
Social Justice Sewing Academy
Rachel Cargle (@rachel.cargle) is a writer, educator, and activist building an intellectual legacy through teaching, storytelling, and critical discourse. She is the founder of The Great UnLearn, a subscription-based educational platform dedicated to providing resources and critical discourse to aid in unlearning.
Leesa Renee Hall
Lisa Renee Hall (@leesareneehall) is an anti-bias facilitator who has helped over 50,000 leaders with quiet, gentle, and highly sensitive personalities go explore their unconscious biases.
Rachel Ricketts (@iamrachelricketts) is a racial justice educator, spiritual activist, changemaker, healer, and author.
Layla Saad (@laylafsaad) is NYT & Sunday Times Bestselling Author of Me and White Supremacy, as well as the host of the Good Ancestor Podcast.
Black Rest, Healing + Creativity
Founded by Rachel Cargle, the Loveland Foundation is committed to showing up for communities of color in unique and powerful ways, with a particular focus on Black women and girls. The Loveland Therapy Fund provides financial assistance to Black women and girls nationally seeking therapy.
100 Nights of Rest
Also started by Rachel Cargle, 100 Nights of Rest is an offering that recognizes rest as a form of resistance and its importance in the revolution. They are granting 100 free Getaways to those fighting for change who need a space to rest.
Activation is a Black trans led arts residency and cooperative that is redistributing creative access from elitist structures and meritocratic frameworks to serve marginalized artists and communities.
Ethel’s Club is a community that creates healing spaces that center and celebrate people of color through conversation, wellness and creativity.
Women’s Center for Creative Work
WCCW cultivates L.A.'s feminist creative communities and practices by providing professional tools to trans and cis women, nonbinary people, and people of color.
A social institution fostering interdiscplinary innovation at the intersections of art, design, technology, Black culture and activism.
Art Hoe Collective
AHC was started by Queer Black People to provide a safe space for creatives of color.
See Black Womxn Collective
A movement and collective of artists, activists, curators and writers raised on black feminist theory. We center and promote the work of black women.
Sunshine Behavioral Health
An organization that offers free or low-cost sources for mental health treatment in the Black community.
PDX Protest Bail Fund
A fundraiser established to cover bail and other legal expenses for protesters arrested in Portland.
Don’t Shoot PDX
A social justice non-profit that promotes art, education, and civic participation to create social change.
Snack Bloc PDX
A community resource and support for rallies, protests, community events, vigils and more.
Portland African American Leadership Forum
PAALF envisions a world where people of African descent, enjoy the rights, resources and recognition to be a thriving, resilient and connected community.
Black United Fund of Oregon
An organization that assists in the social and economic development of underserved communities.
Black and Pink PDX
PDX chapter of the national organization fighting for abolition of the prison industrial complex alongside incarcerated LBGTQ people.
Care Not Cops Campaign PDX
A grassroots campaign to challenge policing and shift our reliance and resources to self-determined community care.
Critical Resistance PDX
The Portland chapter of Critical Resistance, a national grassroots organization working to abolish the prison industrial complex.
Portland’s brand of the NAACP, the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
Equal Justice Initiative
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country and is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1920 to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Black Visions Collective
Black Visions Collection believe in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within their ecosystems.
Black Voters Matter
Black Voters matter works to increase voter registration and turnout, as well as advocate for policies to expand voting rights/access, including expanded early voting, resisting voter ID, re-entry restoration of rights and strengthening the Voting Rights Act.
The Movement for Black Lives Fund
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) seeks to reach millions, mobilize hundreds of thousands, and organize tens of thousands, so that Black political power is a force able to influence national and local agendas in the direction of our shared Vision for Black Lives.
Resources for Kids + Mamas
The Conscious Kid
The Conscious Kid is an education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting positive racial identity development in youth. They support organizations, families, and educators in taking action to disrupt racism in young children.
Woke Kindergarten is a global abolitionist community of unlearning, as healing in practice, as a way to share knowledge that galvanizes the littlest of us to resist, abolish, create and liberate.
Black Mamas Matter
Black Mamas Matter Alliance is a Black women-led cross-sectoral alliance. They center Black mamas to advocate, drive research, build power, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
Gays & Lesbians Living In A Transgender Society is a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the LGBTQIA+ community on a global scale.
Center for Black Equity
CBE is breaking barriers in accessing employment and opportunity. Through equipping community leaders with the tools, experiences, and knowledge, it enables them to unlock the leadership and problem-solving potential of themselves and others.
The Okra Project
A collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.
A Black, Trans-led, Atlanta-based coalition working to build a Black, Queer, Trans, Feminist movement toward practical abolition.
LGBTQ+ Freedom Fund
The Freedom Fund posts bail to secure release and safety of tens of thousands of LGBTQ people who cannot afford bail and are held in jail or immigration detention. They also raise awareness of the epidemic of LGBTQ over-incarceration.
Small Business (for non-Black allies)
Reimagining Small Business
A virtual town hall organized by business coach Rachel Rodgers, along with an amazing lineup of talented and generous activists, writers, and educators, to listen, learn, and commit to building equitable, anti-racist organizations.
Whiteness at Work
The Whiteness at Work is a virtual webinar that is a primer on how the norms of whiteness and anti-blackness show up in our workplaces. Hosted by The Adaway Group, a Black woman-owned firm that provides consulting and training services in the areas of race equity, inclusion, social justice, strategic planning, and organizational change.