ORGANIZATIONS ADDRESSING POLICE ACCOUNTABILITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE
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T.O.P.S. is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that offers hope, without regard to race sex, creed, color or social status, to individuals and their families who suffer the effects of drug addiction, incarceration, homelessness, unemployment, hunger and illness, through comprehensive faith-based programs that provide a continuum of unconditional acceptance and care.
The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone.
The Arizona Center for Empowerment (ACE) educates, empowers and engages our state’s working families to create solutions to issues of social and economic justice.
LUCHA is a dynamic, membership-led grassroots organization building power with Arizona’s working families to advance social, racial, and economic justice for all.
Our purpose is to train and build the next generation of community organizers to effectively strengthen the voice of working families and under-represented populations in order to impact local issues affecting our community.
The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. We develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend our families and ourselves.
All of Us or None is a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families.
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) is a multi-racial, democratic, non-profit community organization building power in low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods to stand and fight for social, economic, and racial justice.
The Black Organizing Project is a Black member-led community organization working for racial, social, and economic justice through grassroots organizing and community-building in Oakland, California.
The BlackOUT Collective is a full service Black Direct Action collective, which provides on the ground support, training and the opportunity for deep space visioning in communities that prioritize the liberation of Black people.
Born from the first July 2011 hunger strike initiated in the Pelican Bay SHU, a movement of family members came together in September 2011 to support efforts to end solitary confinement in California’s prisons.
Dedicated to eliminating violence within and against the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA) communities in Colorado, and providing the highest quality services to survivors.
The Dream Defenders develop the next generation of radical leaders to realize and exercise our independent collective power; building alternative systems and organizing to disrupt the structures that oppress our communities.
Action Now is a multi-issue grassroots organization of working families in the Chicago metro area.
Chicago Torture Justice Memorials aims to honor and to seek justice for the survivors of Chicago police torture, their family members and the African American communities affected by the torture.
BreakOUT! seeks to end the criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth to build a safer and more just New Orleans.
Louisiana Justice Institute is a non-profit legal advocacy organization and law firm that fosters and supports social justice campaigns for poor communities, and communities of color in Louisiana.
Safe Streets/Strong Communities is a community-based organization that campaigns for a new criminal justice system in New Orleans, one that creates safe streets and strong communities for everyone, regardless of race or economic status.
Women With A Vision (WWAV) is a community-based non-profit, founded in 1989 by a grassroots collective of African-American women in response to the spread of HIV/AIDS in communities of color.
NOC is a member-led organization working in under resourced neighborhoods in the Minneapolis/St Paul Metro area.
The Coalition Against Police Crimes & Repression (CAPCR) consists of community activists and advocates who fight for better police oversight and accountability.
Hands Up United is striving for a world where we deal with harm in their communities through healing, love, and kinship
Millennial Activists United is a youth-led grassroots organization that focuses on educating and empowering our communities.
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE)seeks to be a powerful organization of low- and moderate-income people building power in our communities.
Our mission is to build a movement that fights for political empowerment, economic justice and the cultural dignity of the African-American community, especially the Black working class.
The mission of The Gathering is to end child incarceration while eliminating the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration. Justice League NYC, an initiative of The Gathering, is a rapid response network that addresses urgent social, civil and human rights issues including police accountability.
The Workers Center for Racial Justice works to increase access to quality jobs and strengthen working conditions and job security for Black workers and the families and communities that depend on them.
The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations.
Right to the City (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods.
The ACLU of New Jersey is the state’s leading organization dedicated to advancing and defending civil rights and civil liberties.
ICC is community based organization in the Ironbound section of Newark, New Jersey. We work on an array of social justice and quality of life issues, including Fair Housing, Environmental Justice and Community Development, in addition to providing direct services.
Make the Road New Jersey is a new organization that is part of the expansion of the Make the Road model nationally.
New Jersey Communities United is a new and growing progressive grassroots community organization committed to building power for low and moderate income people, predominantly in Newark.
The Alliance of Families for Justice seeks to end mass incarceration by empowering the formerly incarcerated and their families via re-entry support services, legal support, advocacy and communication skills training, and voting rights. https://afj-ny.org/
AVP was founded in 1980 in Chelsea in reaction to neighborhood incidents of anti-gay violence.
Our mission is to support and empower the Arab Immigrant and Arab American community by providing services to help them adjust to their new home and become active members of society.
The Audre Lorde Project is a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans and Gender Non Conforming People of Color center for community organizing, focusing on the New York City area.
The Bronx Defenders provides innovative, holistic, and client-centered criminal defense, family defense, civil legal services, social work support and advocacy to indigent people of the Bronx.
The Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a membership-led, direct-action, community organizing body based in Central Brooklyn (Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights and the surrounding area).
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.
Cincinnati Black United Front was formed in 2000, in the wake of 14 downtown restaurants closing during the historic Jazz Festival weekend.
The Ohio Student Association engages in values-based issue & electoral organizing, nonviolent direct action, advocacy for progressive public policy, and leadership development.
The Olneyville Neighborhood Association (ONA) organizes low-income families, immigrants communities, and people of color in Olneyville and beyond to create a diverse, community-led movement that wins economic, social and political justice.
We recognize that a cycle of violence keeps our youth, families, and community oppressed and disenfranchised. Our Vision is to confront and end state, street, and interpersonal violence affecting the Southeast Asian American community in Rhode Island.
Highlander serves as a catalyst for grassroots organizing and movement building in Appalachia and the U.S. South.
Founded in 1986, Project South has developed thousands of leaders within communities directly affected by racism and economic injustice in order to build social movements to eliminate poverty.
SONG is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South.
In the spirit of the birth of the Civil Rights movement, the Black Lives Matter Memphis principal objective is to progress and ensure the protection of all Black Lives regardless of gender, disability, levels of education, socioeconomics status, political beliefs, and sexual orientations, our organization promotes black unity, to achieve equality amongst our citizens. BLMM seeks to eliminate systematic oppression through awareness, education, and a demand for betterment and change for all black lives.
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD) is a DC-based all-volunteer nonprofit that focuses on ending police brutality of people who are deaf and people with disabilities--with a particular focus on deaf and disabled communities of color who make up the majority of those murdered by law enforcement annually.