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AMP: Grassroots²

New York

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice


Vision: To build next generation human rights leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence. Through transformative leadership development, grassroots organizing, advocacy, and education, Million Hoodies is home to a national network of students and young people of color, committed to building a movement for dignity and democracy where all Black and Brown people have social, political, cultural, economic freedom, and the right to be safe.

Impact: In 2012, Million Hoodies created a new tool to help track and document incidents of police misconduct and has since collected over 2,000 incidents of misconduct in New York City alone. The Million Hoodies national network that exist today officially launched in 2014, designed to develop a new generation of human rights leaders on the front lines for transformative social change. In partnership with ColorofChange.org, Million Hoodies successfully stopped Oklahoma from passing a discriminatory law that would criminalize Black youth from wearing hoodies in public spaces.