The Co-Founders of Black Lives Matter Nashua
Our Organizing Team is the primary leadership component of our work at Black Lives Matter Nashua. Our organizers have directly impacted the policy, content, and direction of our organization since our founding in June 2020.
As we expand beyond our core team of founding members, we are looking for passionate, driven, active volunteer leaders who live in the Greater Nashua area and are committed to advancing racial justice in New Hampshire.
Who can apply?
- Black, Indigenous, People of Color of all ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, and economic backgrounds
- Greater Nashua area residents
What kind of roles are you looking to fill?
We are currently looking for:
- Content Creators
- Volunteer Recruiters and Management
- Graphic Design and Merchandising Support
- Legislative Advocates
- Program Facilitators
Do I get paid for this work?
BLM organizers do not get paid an hourly wage right now, though we are currently exploring funding opportunities to help facilitate that in the near future.
How long can I expect to hear back from someone after I apply?
Applications are viewed on a rolling basis, and if selected, we will typically contact you within a week of receiving your responses. Please note that all applicants must also be interviewed and approved by our Executive Director before officially joining our organizing team.
This application will be closed on March 15, 2022.
For questions about this application, please email us at email@example.com.
Black Lives Matter has grown exponentially since we launched in June 2020. After successfully organizing the largest racial justice event in Nashua's history, we immediately got to work to make a positive difference in our community. Since then, we've organized and spoken at dozens of rallies and protests in defense of Black lives, garnering support from tens of thousands of activists, advocates and allies across the state of New Hampshire.
In June 2020, we teamed up with our sister chapter in Manchester to release a set of seven racial justice demands aimed at NH 2020 gubernatorial candidates. Over the next several months, we held protests, hosted town halls and circulated petitions calling for accountability from our elected officials. We continue to engage routinely with our local city officials, state legislators and our federal delegation on these issues to ensure that Black voices are heard and Black lives are prioritized.
Since our founding in June 2020, our team has raised nearly $50,000! We've invested over 70% of our total income back into the community – through school supply drives, book giveaways, and direct mutual aid.
We support the efforts of the New Hampshire Anti-Racist Education Initiative, based in Nashua. Additionally, we created the Black Students Matter Scholarship Fund, which awarded gifts of $1,000 to Black/African-American high school seniors for assistance with paying for college and other forms of post-secondary education.