Our Approach

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a human rights membership-based organization that builds next generation human rights leaders to end anti-black racism and systemic violence.

Million Hoodies is home to a national network of students and young people in ten local communities and campuses, committed to building a movement for dignity and democracy.

Our Story

On February 26, 2012, unarmed Black teenager Trayvon Martin, was shot and killed by a neighborhood watchman in Sanford, Florida simply because he “looked suspicious.” Million Hoodies formed in response to the media’s failure to adequately report on the events leading to Trayvon’s death. While George Zimmerman remained free, mainstream media failed at covering the story.


Million Hoodies builds the next generation of leaders through a chapter based model by empowering our members to win real progressive change in their communities. Our members develop the tools to improve the lives and conditions of marginalized people and change power dynamics among communities most impacted.

What We Do


We develop the leadership of students and young people to build local power to transform our communities from violence and criminalization


We run campaigns to push back against anti-black racism and the criminalization of our communities


We educate our members and the public on the critical issues facing our communities