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African Counseling Network
The African Counseling Network (ACN) is a group of individuals interested in the development of counseling in Africa. Anyone may join the ACN who is interested in counseling/psychology in the Africa context.

Amnesty International
Working to protect worldwide human rights. Highlights worldwide human rights issues as well as actions you can take to end them.

Community Change, Inc.
Community Change (CCI) is a non-profit organization with a 37-year history of focus and activism around systemic racism. Located in the heart of Boston, at 14, Beacon Street, CCI is committed to serving as a center for action and collaboration among individuals and multiracial grassroots groups in the fight to achieve racial justice and equity. CCI's 14 Beacon Street location houses The Yvonne Pappenheim Library on Racism, which contains collections of nearly 2,600 books, 200 video and audio-tapes, periodicals and resource files. The collection includes both adult and children resources. To become involved and/or to learn more about CCI, please visit their website.

GLSEN Boston
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN believe that such an atmosphere engenders a positive sense of self, which is the basis of educational achievement and personal growth. Since homophobia and heterosexism undermine a healthy school climate, we work to educate teachers, students and the public at large about the damaging effects these forces have on youth and adults alike. GLSEN recognizes that forces such as racism and sexism have similarly adverse impacts on communities and we support schools in seeking to redress all such inequities. The Network seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes in creating a more vibrant and diverse community. GLSEN welcomes as members any and all individuals, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or occupation, who are committed to seeing this philosophy realized in K-12 schools.

Human Rights Campaign
Connects to the preeminent national organization working to further lesbian, transgender, and gay equal rights. Provides information and resources on a variety of issues, including coming out, working for political change, and connecting to local communities.

Ignacio Martin-Baro Fund for Mental Health and Human Rights
The Ignacio Martin-Baro Fund supports community-based mental health interventions in war zones and contexts of state-sponsered violence, as well as other crosscultural and cross community work. Several Lynch School faculty members and Psychology faculty members in the School of Arts and Sciences at Boston College actively promote this effort.

International Association for Counseling
Through the sponsorship of over thirty consultations, seminars and conferences and through publishing the results of these exchanges, IAC has played a significant role in the development of counseling services in many parts of the world. IAC has offered advice and information to governmental and non-governmental organizations both international and national, in industrial and developing countries alike, on the application of counseling in education, health and social services and other fields. Visit IAC online today!

National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS), Boston Chapter
NOMAS-Boston is working to bring local communities, organizations, and college students together to break down barriers about issues surrounding sexism, racism, and homophobia and show that living without being confined to one's gender roles will enhance our lives.

The Society for the Study of Social Issues
Through its activities-including the publication of the Journal of Social Issues and the SPSSI Newsletter, and annual programming at APA's Annual Convention and SPSSI's own conventions-SPSSI affords social and behavioral scientists means of applying their knowledge and insights to the critical problems of today's world.

WP is a free resource for antiracist education and activism; its editorial focus is analyzing and critically assessing racialized social privilege. It's published by the Monkeyfist Collective.