How to show up this Black History Month
February 24, 2021
Looking for something you can do to honor Black History Month this year? Women of Compass has compiled a handy guide of actions you can take today.
Black Girls Code A not-for-profit organization that focuses on providing technology education for African-American girls. Their vision is to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology.
Black Trans Groups ActBlue provides a portal to donate to local organizations dedicated to supporting Black Trans liberation and survival. The Black Trans community suffers from alarmingly high levels of discrimination and violence. Split a donation to the 50+ organizations listed, or allocate specific amounts to individual groups.
Buy from a Black Woman Since 2016, Buy From A Black Woman has empowered, educated, and inspired Black Women business owners and the people who support them. This non-profit ensures that Black Women have the tools and resources that will allow them to be successful, through educational programs, an online directory, and funding.
Browse Black-Women-Owned Businesses During 2020, women started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day in the U.S., and Women of Color account for 89% of those new businesses. Black women-owned businesses represent the highest growth rate. Use this list of 99 businesses to find your new favorite brand, and amplify these entrepreneurs.
Do you work with a Black woman business owner? Recommend her as a vendor and we will highlight her within our community!
Political awareness is important even when it’s not an election year. Take a moment to head over to BallotPedia and read up on upcoming elections in your area, or donate to the Black-Led Organizing Fund which invests in grassroots organizations leading work to deconstruct the carceral state in the communities where they live. Finally, learn how to be a good ally and a long-term supporter for women of color.
Get familiar with Black stories and voices by consuming culture created by Black artists.
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