The purpose of the Institute for Black Justice (IBJ) is to relentlessly pursue equity and justice for all.
The IBJ's mission is three-fold:
CHIMES FAMILY ADVOCACY
The IBJ's CHIMES (Community is Here Intervening for More Equitable Solutions) provides culturally-sensitive family support for families in the child welfare system. CHIMES enables Black family stability and self-esteem, trains models, mentors and guides; responds nimbly to critical personal needs and leverages the power of presence by attending court and agency meetings in support of families. CHIMES' goal is to connect families to the resources they need to remove barriers to reunification.
The IBJ provides educational and customized consulting resources to organizations seeking to create an anti-racist organization, remove systemic and institutional barriers to equity, and to improve engagement with to communities most impacted by racism, poverty and and other forms of injustice.
YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The IBJ's Annual Freedom Summer Symposium is a virtual, social justice event targeting the 18-35 demographic, social justice activists, and aspiring leaders. The event allows young adults to apply human-centered design to a compelling social justice challenge as part of a paid 3-day experience.
The resulting cohort is introduced to human-centered design and design thinking as a strategy for solving social justice challenges.
BLACK ROBE PODCAST
The Black Robe Podcast is a weekly podcast designed to educate, inform and judge the criminal justice system and its impacts on the Black community. Hosts Anzhane Slaughter and Carol Mitchell discuss current events, changes in law and government action. See more at the Black Robe tab.