Who We AreWe believe in direct advocacy working alongside marginalized communities
An Intersectional Community
Stand in for Nebraska’s Community Organizing Leadership Team (COLT) self-identify as community advocates and human rights ambassadors for the organization.
To best advance human rights and justice alongside multi-marginalized communities in Nebraska while dismantling systemic oppressions, Stand in for Nebraska Community Leadership Team enacts a diverse, shared, and supportive leadership model.
Our vision in 2021, is to enhance educational programming, outreach, and quality food security for Nebraskans.
We believe in remaining mindful, de-centering ego, and practicing self-care and healing to remain resilient, build stamina, and be effective.
We believe in the value of listening to the most vulnerable, protecting our community, and using sensitive approaches to our work with others.
We engage in courageous and responsive leadership, celebrate innovative initiative, and lead with a passionate focus to get work done.
We believe in direct advocacy working alongside marginalized communities.
Stand in for Nebraska (SIFN) is a 501(c)3 grassroots organization that human rights and justice alongside multi-marginalized communities.
Through direct advocacy featuring education, community-enhancing projects, and policy work, SIFN strives to work, in deep and unyielding collaboration, toward realizing ML King Jr’s unrealized “Beloved Community” vision.
As explained by The King Center, the memorial institution founded by Coretta Scott King to further the goals of Martin Luther King:
Dr. King’s Beloved Community is a global vision in which all people can share in the wealth of the earth. In the Beloved Community, poverty, hunger and homelessness will not be tolerated because international standards of human decency will not allow it. Racism and all forms of discrimination, bigotry and prejudice will be replaced by an all-inclusive spirit of sisterhood and brotherhood.
Stand in for Nebraska is led by a diverse group of twelve active Board of Directors and community organizers who help mobilize and guide Six Active Community Organizing Circles (COCs).
Dr. Belinda Acosta
Schmeeka Grayer Simpson
Our External Advisory Boards
Stand in for Nebraska is dedicated to building a horizontal instead of vertical or heirarchical power structure.