Organizations to Support
The National Bail Out collective is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers and activists building a community-based movement to support our folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. We are people who have been impacted by cages — either by being in them ourselves or witnessing our families and loved ones be encaged. We are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.
Lead to Life
Lead to Life is an Oakland-rooted (occupied Ohlone territory) & trans-local collective led by black and queer artists, healers & ecologists devoted to embodying Mark Anthony Johnson’s prayer that “Black wellness is the antithesis of state violence.”
Bridging racial and environmental justice through ceremony and art practice, we explore our commitment to decomposing systems of oppression through what we call applied alchemy - wielding alchemy to provoke radical imagination toward justice.
We are an Oakland-based architecture and real estate development non-profit working to end mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes: poverty, racism, unequal access to resources, and the criminal justice system itself. Our work counters the traditional adversarial and punitive architecture of justice—courthouses, prisons, and jails—by creating spaces and buildings for restorative justice, community building, and housing for people coming out of incarceration.
The Mountain Protectors are a group of land and water protectors, elders, and volunteers who strive to uphold the natural laws of the land by monitoring the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion on unceded Coast Salish Territories. They keep regular surveillance over pipeline construction, organize community events, and uphold a safe space at kwecwecnewtxw (aka The Watch House) for ceremony and gatherings.