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Communicate

Communicate

To foster nonviolent dialogue, action, and awareness about racism throughout our community. Programs include panel-led community discussions; educational and therapeutic workshops featuring nonviolent communication strategies; and an array of coordinating educational resources, including literary (“Project Read Something”), historical (“History & Race in Florence”), and digital (“Video”) resources that are available on our website. We also facilitate difficult but healing community conversations through initiatives such as our "Whose Monument?" Campaign.

Educate

Educate

To empower each other to recognize racism and its effects; to exchange useful anti-racist strategies and promote open communication in our daily lives; to address black history and systemic racism in our municipal and educational systems; and to create space for inclusivity through initiatives such as our Shoals Black History website. We offer educational materials and workshops to all members of the community and schools, churches, and businesses. We also offer an afterschool and summer program for youth with a specific focus on inclusion and global cultural awareness. Contact us to schedule a workshop or for more information.

Advocate

Advocate

To give minority residents a stronger voice in our community by cultivating a passion for civic engagement and grassroots leadership. Our voter registration and education initiatives work to ensure that everyone’s voice is heard. We work closely with community members, partner organizations, municipal representatives, and the University of North Alabama to advocate for a greater presence for black history and racial justice in our city.

What We Do

Panel-Led Community Discussions • Educational Workshops • Educational Materials • Health and Wellness Workshops • Guest Speakers

Our Board

Join us as we unify, educate, heal, and empower our community to realize social justice through non-violent communication, education, and direct action against racism.

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