The Local Organizing Committee is comprised of Greater Boston residents concerned about issues that are affecting the Black community. We are the voice of the Black community. We meet
First Thursday of Every Month at
10 Washington Street, Dorchester
6:30 – 8:30 pm
It is well-documented that the Black community is often disproportionately affected by adverse community issues – from health to education to community safety to trade and commerce. Through 12 committees, the LOC hopes to educate and develop leadership on those topics in order to mobilize an informed community in times of need. The Local Organizing Committee is comprised of and embraces all races and cultures, but our focus is on the Black community issues and resources.
The LOC got its beginnings from the Nation of Islam when they mobilized for the Million Man March in 1995. Although members of the Nation of Islam remain dedicated to the committees, the group is open and inclusive of all community members. Today, the LOC is a social service advocacy group covering 12 topics that are designed to inform, support and rebuild the Black community. Our areas of focus are:
- Arts and Culture
- Health and Wellness
- Political Action
- Public Safety/ Defense
- Science and Technology
- Trade and Commerce
- Young People’s Committee
Each official member has signed a covenant – committing to participate/support at least one committee.
As our committees develop and grow, our political power grows. The Political Action Committee will be the voice of the Local Organizing Committee for our elected officials – fed by the actions and needs of the other committees.
WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SUBMIT CALENDAR EVENTS OF COMMUNITY EVENTS TO DONNA COX or call 857.333.1460.