From Tragedy to Empowerment:
Montana Black Collective Missoula was born out of a need to address the emotional impact of an incident that occurred during a rally at the Missoula courthouse. This incident, which involved the police and an African American youth, left many participants feeling fearful and unsupported. Long-standing members of the African diaspora in the community recognized the need for an organization that could empower people of African ancestry and foster ways for support. As a result, they continued to meet and discuss forming an organization to help those in need. These discussions eventually led to the formation of the Montana Black Collective Missoula.
Our organization is dedicated to empowering people of color in Missoula by providing community support, cultural heritage protection, and personal growth and development. We are committed to dismantling racism, promoting diversity and inclusion, and advocating for equitable outcomes. Our core values include education, cross-cultural understanding and compassion, civic engagement, social justice, economic justice, and transcendence. Join us in our efforts to build a more just and equitable society for all.