Actively building an equitable platform for Meetup communities, company for our employees, and world for everyone starts with the actions we take.

Equity matters on and at Meetup

On June 11th, Meetup's CEO shared a letter about the effects of systemic racism and creating a path forward by understanding the issues at hand and being proactive in our thoughts, words, and actions. We're putting the emphasis on the actions we take and how we will walk the walk. To realize our mission of empowering personal growth through real human connections we must support communities and drive change on and outside of Meetup.

How to get involved on Meetup

Free subscriptions for groups working to end racial injustice

Meetup is offering free subscriptions to groups in Communities for Black Justice and Equity, an organizer-led Meetup Pro network. These groups share a mission of elevating Black voices and experiences, helping to end racial injustice, and continuing conversations about racism.


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When We All Vote & Meetup

Previously during the 2018 Midterm election and now during the 2020 Presidential election, Meetup and When We All Vote are facilitating conversations about voter registration at the community level. To register to vote or help your community register, visit our When We All Vote page.

Meetup Live

Join Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey (Professor of Public Health and Creator of HeartSmarts), Rashad Robinson (President of Color of Change), and Stephanie L. Young (Managing Director for Culture, Communications & Media Partnerships at When We All Vote) for a conversation about the history of racism and its effect on the systems that impact our lives.

We will continue hosting events and inviting experts to speak on racial justice. Find more events at Meetup Live.

When We All Vote & Meetup

Previously during the 2018 Midterm election and now during the 2020 Presidential election, Meetup and When We All Vote are facilitating conversations about voter registration at the community level. To register to vote or help your community register, visit our When We All Vote page.

Register to vote
Free subscriptions for groups working to end racial injustice

Meetup is offering free subscriptions to groups in Communities for Black Justice and Equity, an organizer-led Meetup Pro network. These groups share a mission of elevating Black voices and experiences, helping to end racial injustice, and continuing conversations about racism.

Check back for more information about joining the network.

Join the network
Meetup Live

Join Dr. Naa-Solo Tettey (Professor of Public Health and Creator of HeartSmarts), Rashad Robinson (President of Color of Change), and Stephanie L. Young (Managing Director for Culture, Communications & Media Partnerships at When We All Vote) for a conversation about the history of racism and its effect on the systems that impact our lives.

Watch the recording

Ongoing initiatives at Meetup

Part of our commitment to creating equity on Meetup means amplifying voices advocating for equity in our society. We will drive millions of visitors towards groups and events to elevate Black voices and experiences both on our platform and through our Community Matters blog.

In partnership with Meetup in Color, our employee resource group for Meetup employees of color, Meetup is donating $25,000 to organizations that are on the front lines of ending racial injustice. Each employee can select which of the organizations below Meetup will donate to on their behalf. 

• Elevating Black voices on Meetup

• Donations

Meetup’s diverse workforce, experiences, and points of view equip us to meet the needs of those whom we serve and better understand Meetup organizers and members across the globe. Meetup’s workforce is rich because of our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Meetup in Color, Women of Meetup, & Meetup with Pride.


Meetup in Color (MiC) is committed to diversity and inclusion at Meetup and places a high value in the advancement of people of color, their proportionate representation at all levels, and their work/life balance. 


MiC provides a safe space for employees of color to create solidarity at Meetup based on shared experiences both within the company and in the larger community. They work to facilitate conversations and educational experiences to bridge the informational divide between employees of color and allies. MiC supports and empowers current, past, and prospective Meetup employees as they navigate Meetup’s company culture while facing racial injustice in our society.


• At Meetup, representation is not just aesthetic

A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

A national online force driven by 1.7 million members, Color of Change moves decision-makers in corporations & government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

The National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists building a community-based movement to support Black folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.

A global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Learn more and donate

A national online force driven by 1.7 million members, Color of Change moves decision-makers in corporations & government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Learn more and donate

The National Bail Out is a Black-led and Black-centered collective of abolitionist organizers, lawyers, and activists building a community-based movement to support Black folks and end systems of pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration.

Learn more and donate

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