The coalition is composed of organizations and individuals engaged in work nationally regionally and/or locally around Ethnic Studies, Black Lives Matter in Schools, Indigenous Studies and anti-racist, decolonial K-12 education. The membership is organized by regions, by sectors/roles (i.e. youth, educators, organizers, etc.), and by the committees below.
The Youth Organizing Committee is a youth-led committee that works to coordinate Ethnic Studies efforts in schools and communities. The committee ensures that the coalition is responsive to young people by identifying their direct needs.
The Documentation & Research Committee is responsible for documenting the work of the coalition and compiling research to support the coalition’s efforts.
The Fundraising & Finance Committee is responsible for ensuring the financial sustainability of the coalition.
The Rapid Response Committee is responsible for directing the focus of the coalition to local efforts that need broader support.
The purpose of the Policy & Legislation Committee is to collect and analyze existing Ethnic Studies policy, and write powerful legislation for regions to adopt.
The Communications & Outreach Committee is responsible for broader coalition messaging, recruitment, and social media.
The Legal Support Committee is responsible for developing a legal defense strategy for educators and districts/programs facing backlash for implementing Ethnic Studies.