There are many networks and organizations engaging in different kinds of racial justice activism in the Bay Area. Some actions are part of larger campaigns and agendas, such as A Vision for Black Lives and Campaign Zero; others are stand-alone actions. Goals and strategies vary widely, but all play a role in dismantling racism in its many guises.

Below is a list of weekly events as well as ongoing opportunities for action. In addition, you can keep abreast of the work of the following Bay Area organizations by clicking on these links: Black Lives Matter / Bay AreaAsians4BlackLives, Arab Resource & Orangizing Center (AROC)Ella Baker Center, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ), Critical Resistance, Catalyst Project, Anti Police-Terror Project (APTP), All of Us or None, Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice, and Urban Peace Movement.


Weekly Events

Tuesdays, 4 pm – 8 pm

Mail Night – volunteer answering mail from Black and Latina trans prisoners

TGI Justice Project – 234 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA


Tuesdays, 6:30 pm – 9 pm

Oakland Queer & Trans Open Mic: weekly multi-racial community-building event where POC and white artists showcase their talents

Perch Coffee House –  440 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA


Tuesdays, 7 pm

Critical Resistance (a national prison abolition organization) – weekly meeting and volunteer night

Critical Resistance Oakland, 1904 Franklin St., Suite 504, Oakland, CA


Thursdays, 6 pm – 8 pm

Justice 4 Mario Woods – weekly strategy meeting to hold San Francisco Police accountable for the 2015 death of Mario Woods

Bayview Senior Services Center1706 Yosemite, San Francisco, CA



Sign Up for the Anti Police-Terror Project’s Healer Directory

Sign Up to be Part of an ICE Rapid Response Team

MigraMap – Document ICE Immigration Raids

Visiting Immigrant Detainees (PDF)

Document Hate Crimes Against Asian Pacific Islanders

Petition Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 1143, ending long-term isolation in juvenile prison

Petition Governor Jerry Brown to sign SB 1157, allowing in-person visitations in California jails

Petition Alameda County Board of Supervisors to Halt Santa Rita Jail Expansion

Petition Alameda County Board of Supervistors to Halt Urban Shield

Donate books to the Prisoners Literature Project, either at Bound Together Books in San Francisco or Moe’s Books in Berkeley