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 Aubin Pictures produced the Dispatches from Cleveland film and discussion guide. Aubin was formed as a not-for-profit organization in 1996 by Catherine Gund, with a mission to develop, produce, and distribute documentary films and videos that promote cultural and social awareness and strategic and sustainable social transformation.  The work covers a range of topics including: art and culture; race relations; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues; reproductive rights; HIV/AIDS; the concept of democracy; and the radical right wing. The goal is to educate and inspire dialogue on the issues and themes relevant to our times and to foster better understanding between communities. Over the years, Aubin Pictures has produced numerous Emmy-nominated and award-winning films including ChavelaDispatches From ClevelandBorn to Fly: Elizabeth Streb vs. GravityWhat's On Your Plate?, Motherland Afghanistan A Touch Of Greatness Making Grace On Hostile Ground, and Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story Of Deliverance.

CHANGELAB is a grassroots political lab that explores how U.S. demographic change is affecting racial justice politics, with a strategic focus on Asian American identity. Through research and cross-sector convening, we seek to revitalize a contemporary Asian American politics grounded in multiracial solidarity. We also provide communications platforms to highlight the damage that racial ideas about Asian Americans have done to the broader racial justice movement – by reinforcing anti-black racism, justifying U.S. Empire, and marginalizing Asian American struggles.


 Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) is leading the revitalization of Cleveland’s neighborhoods. It impacts the community by providing financial support, training and capacity building efforts to community development corporations (CDCs), supporting and performing place making activities to improve residential, commercial and greenspace properties, and delivering economic opportunity programming to ensure city residents can thrive where they live.

Color Of Change (#VotingWhileBlack) is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. Our campaigns and initiatives win changes that matter. By designing strategies powerful enough to fight racism and injustice—in politics and culture, in the work place and the economy, in criminal justice and community life, and wherever they exist—we are changing both the written and unwritten rules of society. We mobilize our members to end practices and systems that unfairly hold Black people back, and champion solutions that move us all forward. Join the #VotingWhileBlack movement and learn how to strategically use your vote to make real change and hold elected officials – from prosecutors to the president – accountable after the election.

Free Speech TV is a national, independent news network committed to advancing progressive social change. As the alternative to television networks owned by billionaires, governments and corporations, our network amplifies underrepresented voices and those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice. 

GetEQUAL is a grassroots network that believes the energy, vision, and work toward our collective liberation can and must come from the ground, in communities that are most directly impacted by the work. Their mission is to empower the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community and our allies to take bold action to demand LGBTQ liberation, and to hold accountable those who stand in the way.

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 Greater Cleveland Partnership supports collaborative and linchpin efforts to boost the economic vitality of the Cleveland Plus region.


 Golden Cipher is an African American grassroots organization designed to assist in reconnecting our family structures and recreating our communities (villages), thus empowering us to grow mentally, culturally and spiritually, developing healthier communities and lifestyle.

Hack Cleveland is a working collective focused on advancing social justice through modeling our vision of an open, inclusive and affirming community. We foster the development and adoption of tech tools that position Clevelanders to better influence and make decisions about where they live.

Khnemu Lighthouse Center provides inner city communities, especially the youth, with a viable deterrent to poverty, crime and dilapidated living conditions by directly interacting with community and providing various educational, cultural, and social awareness programs that will develop the skills needed to improve their quality of life.


The LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland seeks to create a community that celebrates the inherent worth and dignity of every person regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, and inclusive of class, race and ability. We work collaboratively with other LGBT and ally groups to address community needs and issues.

Movement Voter Project is a platform for progressive donors - big and small. We feature the best local vote groups and key national resistance networks. We talent-scout both national movement-building efforts and local efforts in all 50 states that are focused on voter engagement. These are organizations where an extra $10 or $100,000 will make the greatest difference for achieving progress in keeping our democratic institutions viable and accountable, and on issues like economic fairness, environmental sustainability, racial justice, immigrant rights, women’s rights, LGBT rights, and access to healthcare.


Northeast  Ohio Alliance for Hope (NOAH) organizes individuals, organizations and neighborhoods trying to improve their quality of life into a supportive and united entity that uses civic engagement to achieve measurable progress.

Ohio Against Hate is a project uniting Ohioans to stand up to hate, bigotry, and division in their communities and at the voting booth.

Instead of playing into Trump's hands with further division, they are choosing unity. They are asking people to join Ohio Against Hate in neighborhood canvassing to talk about the values they share so that Ohio can begin to unite as a community.

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Formed in 2007, the Ohio Organizing Collaborative (OOC) is an innovative statewide organization uniting community organizations, faith institutions, labor unions and policy groups across Ohio. They are a coalition of 20 organizations with members in every major metropolitan area across the state, working on issues including minimum wage reform, ending mass incarceration, and combatting climate change. It is their mission to organize everyday Ohioans, building transformative power for social, racial, and economic justice in our state.

Formed in 2012, Ohio Student Association (OSA) is a statewide organization led by young people. OSA engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development. On campuses and communities across Ohio, they organize young people to build independent political power. They are young people breaking cultural, economic and political chains by collectively swinging back against systems of oppression. They do this through grassroots organizing, direct action, and leadership development. They are a vehicle for people who believe another world is possible


 Policy Matters Ohio creates a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

Race Forward advances racial justice through research, media, and practice. Founded in 1981, Race Forward brings systemic analysis and an innovative approach to complex race issues to help people take effective action toward racial equity. Race Forward publishes the daily news site Colorlines and presents Facing Race, the country’s largest multiracial conference on racial justice.


Founded by former White House advisor and CNN Contributor Van Jones, Rebuild the Dream is fighting for an economy that works for everyone — an America that delivers on its promise of opportunity for all. Working to turn the tide on climate justice, economic justice, and criminal justice.

Rid-All Farms is the dream of three childhood friends who grew up together in Cleveland's Lee-Miles neighborhood. They have turned an empty and forgotten piece of land in Cleveland’s Kinsman Neighborhood into an urban farm where they grow produce to bring healthy, local food to area institutions and citizens and train youth and adults on this work. 

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Shooting Without Bullets is an arts-based program that assists black and brown teens to process complex social problems experienced by them, including racial injustice and police encounters and provides a radical expressive platform for them to inform and impact juvenile justice related reform.