O U E C H A // Christina + Frank Lyon

O U E C H A // Christina + Frank Lyon

Joined June 2020

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Nonprofits Supported

Gullah Geechee Group, Inc.
Hallandale Beach, FL

Gullah/Geechee Group, Inc. is organized exclusively 1) to support the four coastal states of the Gullah/Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor -South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida--through education about the Gullah/Geechee people and their designation as a National Heritage Area; 2) to communicate through a digital means like studies, seminars (webinars) publications--about history, culture, arts, land, food, music, religion, current affairs, etc.

African American Community Service Agency

African American Community Service Agency
San Jose, CA

It is the mission of the African American Community Service Agency to preserve the dignity and culture of a diverse African American Community, and to provide services that promote the full participation of Santa Clara County and the general society.

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Inc.

New Jersey Institute for Social Justice Inc.
Newark, NJ

The Institute is a Newark-based cutting-edge racial and social justice advocacy organization dedicated to economic justice, expanding democracy through voting rights and participation, and criminal justice reform.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta

Asian Americans Advancing Justice Atlanta
Norcross, GA

Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta is the first and only nonprofit legal advocacy nonprofit dedicated to the civil rights of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) in Georgia and the Southeast.

Native Health Initiative

Native Health Initiative
Albuquerque, NM

The Native Health Initiative (NHI) was created in 2005 as a partnership between health profession students and Indigenous communities to address health inequities, using the framework of health equity and loving service to guide our work. The partnership began in North Carolina, now primarily in New Mexico.

Tewa Women United

Tewa Women United
Santa Cruz, NM

The mission of TWU is to provide courageous spaces for Indigenous women to uncover the power, strength, and skills they possess to become positive forces for transformative change in their families and communities.

The Movement for Black Lives

The Movement for Black Lives
Tucson, AZ

The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.

New Georgia Project

New Georgia Project
Atlanta, GA

The New Georgia Project (NGP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit focused on voter registration, engagement, and power building for the large and growing population of African Americans, Latinos, and Asian Americans in Georgia. NGP is part of a movement – not a moment – to meet the changing demographics of Georgia, to harness the unheard voices of the New American Majority and to position Georgia for leadership in the South and across the country, identify local policy priorities, demystify the political process, and move their families and neighbors to action.

GA Coalition for the Colored Peoples' Agenda

GA Coalition for the Colored Peoples' Agenda
Atlanta, GA

Based in Atlanta, the CPA is active throughout the state of Georgia, and works to support and establish state coalitions in the Southeast states of Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

Changing Frequencies

Changing Frequencies
New York, NY

Changing Frequencies is an archival, memory & cultural organizing project that collaborates with organizers, cultural workers and healing/health practitioners to build power with communities who want to confront, heal & transform the historical and contemporary harms and abuses of the Medical Industrial Complex (MIC).

Justice for Greenwood Foundation

Justice for Greenwood Foundation
Tulsa, OK

Our advocacy efforts agitate for justice for survivors, descendants and support strategies that bolster present-day Greenwood community and policies that deliver justice and pay reparations. We seek reparations and resources for the victims of the 1921 Massacre and their descendants and for accountability for the perpetrators of the 1921 Massacre and its continuing harm. We document and publicize the stories of the 1921 Massacre victims and their descendants and share the truth about what happened during and after the 1921 Massacre and its continued effect on victims and their descendants.

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America

The National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America
New Orleans, LA

The Mission of the National Coalition of Blacks for Reparations in America (NCOBRA) is to win full Reparations for Black African Descendants residing in the United States and its territories for the genocidal war against Africans that created the TransAtlantic Slave “Trade” Chattel Slavery, Jim Crow and Chattel Slavery’s continuing vestiges (the Maafa).