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Organizations

A list of organizations we follow:

African American Museum Of Iowa

55 12th Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

The African American Museum of Iowa is a statewide museum dedicated to preserving, exhibiting, and teaching Iowa’s African American history. As Iowa’s leading educational resource on the topic, we educate more than 30,000 people each year through museum tours, traveling exhibits, research services, youth and adult education programs, and community and fundraising events.

Black Quantum Futurism

2204 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19121

Black Quantum Futurism Collective is a multidisciplinary collaboration between Camae Ayewa and Rasheedah Phillips exploring the intersections of futurism, creative media, DIY-aesthetics, and activism in marginalized communities through an alternative temporal lens. BQF Collective has created a number of community-based events, experimental music projects, performances, exhibitions, zines, and anthologies of experimental essays on space-time consciousness.

OTV

Open TV is a platform for intersectional pilots and series, supporting Chicago artists in producing and exhibiting indie series.

Black Poetry Review

Black Poetry Review is a micro-journal of poetry written by poets of the Black diaspora, founded and edited by Emily Spencer.

Humanize My Hoodie

An Iowa-based initiative to debunk the stereotype of Black criminality by designing revolutionary campaigns for Black and Indigenous People of Color to be HUMANIZED, not criminalized.

Center for Worker Justice

CWJ unites low-wage workers in Eastern Iowa across race and immigration status to achieve social and economic justice through education, direct service, and community alliances.

Black Voices Project

BVP is a vehicle for Black people’s voices to be heard in the Iowa City area; their work creates a community that supports a thriving black culture.

Dream City

An Iowa City community organization inspiring change through advocacy, art, wellness, and community connections

Indigenous Peoples Art Gallery and Cafe

An Iowa-based project to promote and support Indigenous arts and artists.

Black Art; Real Stories

A safe, intersectional space for underrepresented voices at the University of Iowa.

UI Afro House

University of Iowa campus space providing a supportive and inclusive environment and programs that empower students, faculty, staff, and community members to excel in their endeavors, stretch themselves to experience diversity, engage in activism, make positive choices, and serve their communities.

Eastern Iowa Community Bond Project

EICBP works with bond-eligible detained immigrants to pay their bond and reunite them with their loved ones.

Global Food Project - Iowa City

GFP connects newly arrived and established residents of Iowa City and Johnson County through sustainable local food production, educational events, and community gatherings, providing a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for sharing life experiences, building trust between cultures, and embracing the diversity of our fellow Iowans.

Black Midwest Initiative

A collective of scholars, students, artists, organizers, and community-involved people who are committed to advocating for the lives of people of African descent in the Midwest.