Our story begins in July 2017 when 13 people gathered to view Racial Taboo, a video depicting peoples' views on race and racism. The viewing was sponsored by the Institute for the Oneness of Humanity. The orignial 13 felt the video needed to be shown to a wider audience in the Rockford area. That didn't happen. What happened next is....
Our Vision, Mission and Objectives
Rockford is a community where everyone feels valued and has control of their own destiny.
To eliminate individual and systemic racism and injustice in Rockford and the surrounding area.
To help people gain a common understanding of the history of racism, how it affects our present and what we can do to improve the future.
To build relationships through honest conversation between people of diverse backgrounds.
To identify organizations with policies, procedures and/or practices which create racial disparities and work with them to find solutions which promote equity.
To provide encouragement, support and assistance to those individuals, groups and organizations working toward these ends.
Eliminate Racism 815
A not-for-profit corporation registered in Illinois
A 501 (c) (3) organization of the IRS
Eliminate Racism 815 has four action teams. Each team has a mission, goals and strategies.
Together we are working to eliminate racism in our community.
Focus on public education (K-12), addressing systemic issues and fostering equity
Confronting and dismantling institutional racism in the criminal justice system
"Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a greater person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in."
Martin Luther King, Jr
Eliminate Racism 815 encourages everyone to play their part. The only way we succeed is when the change comes from within, and we want to empower you to take an active role. Learn more about the opportunities available to lend your support.