Justice & Equity Starts With You
Step Up New London, is a parent-led organization established to strengthen leaders for justice and equity. Our mission is to support the voice, power, and actions of oppressed people, while strengthening a local movement for change. We are primarily run and led by mothers/caregivers of color fighting for community change.
Organizing & Campaigns
Currently, we are working to shift the way our education system functions. We want an anti-racist, equitable, and just education system that nurtures a sense of belonging and ability to thrive. We want to influence the policies and practices of our schools and to be able to hold them accountable. Organizing helps us build a strong base of people to drive our campaigns forward and reach our goal.
In order to be better advocates for our children, we must continue to educate ourselves and understand how systems work. We host various workshops throughout the year to learn and engage with various topics addressing forms of oppression, the education system, community organizing, and system change. Learn more about the programs we offer and what's happening next!
Once a month, we host our Community Meets series. We aim to create safe spaces for anti-racist community learning and dialogue. This is an excellent opportunity to connect. We believe that building strong community relationships and networks are essential. This is also a great way to also keep informed and involved in current community efforts within New London.
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for.
We are the change that we seek."