WHO WE ARE
Million Hoodies has evolved from its organic beginning into becoming a vibrant political home for youth of color activists shaping the country’s narrative about safety and justice, and effecting social change at the local level.
Today Million Hoodies is a human rights membership, chapter-based organization whose mission is 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.
The co-founders of Million Hoodies recognized a need to foster the leadership of young people of color to push back against the criminalization and systemic violence facing our communities nationwide. Our members engage in local organizing around issues that directly impact their communities, from launching a sanctuary fund to provide services and support to undocumented students to reimagining college student activism, and campaigning to reinvest in community and divest from policing and other harmful systems.
The foundation of our approach is an orientation to acting collectively for our community's liberation. We are building infrastructure that goes beyond a march or the ballot box, and equipped with a belief that young people of color are the architects of transformative social change to build safer communities over the long-term.