Neighbors for Racial Justice (N4RJ) is a group of Oakland neighbors who, since 2013, have been committed to racial equity and justice in our neighborhoods and city. We seek to be civic change agents, and to examine and act to address our own racism, anti-blackness, and white supremacy. We are supported by a women-led Black Advisory Council.
We originally came together to respond to egregious racist profiling on listservs - such as Nextdoor, and to educate folks throughout Oakland about racist profiling, which is still one of our top priorities.
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
Support Black Women Leaders
Black female politicians and organizers in Oakland are facing threats of violence. Learn what is happening and join us in publicly condemning these racist personal attacks.
READ OUR LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR COUNCIL MEMBER CARROLL FIFE HERE.
Watch the Press Conference - 2/6/2023
In an effort to show solidarity with Black women who cope in silence, several state and local women electeds rallied to support Black women leaders experiencing disproportionate threats and harassment. Electeds included Councilmember Carroll Fife, Oakland Mayor Sheng Thao, California Senator Aisha Wahab, Assemblymember Liz Ortega, City Council President Nikki Fortunato Bas, Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan and more.