Civil Rights

Organizations

Condensed View

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

In Their Own Words:

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination. The vision of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure a society in which all individuals have equal rights without discrimination based on race.

Baltimore, MD
http://www.naacp.org/
Project NIA

In Their Own Words:

Project NIA offers a new way of thinking about crime and violence. We use the principles of participatory community justice – often called restorative or transformative justice – which has been shown to meet the needs of victims, reduce recidivism, and improve satisfaction with the legal system.

Community-based justice models redefine the goals of the criminal legal system to include the prevention of crime as well as community member involvement in addressing crime. We believe that communities are strengthened when local citizens participate in responding to crime, delinquency and violence because they are more likely to tailor responses to the preferences and needs of victims, perpetrators, and their neighbors.

Chicago, IL
http://project-nia.org
Safe Bathrooms Club

In Their Own Words:

Safe Bathrooms Club is a directory of businesses and organizations who have committed to providing safe spaces and bathrooms for everyone regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, age, or disability status.

Boston, MA
http://safebathrooms.club
Showing Up for Racial Justice

In Their Own Words:

SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing White people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing, and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability. We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.

Louisville, MA
http://showingupforracialjustice.org
Southern Poverty Law Center

In Their Own Words:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

MA
https://www.splcenter.org/
Stand With Standing Rock

In Their Own Words:

The Oceti Sakowin Camp is a historic gathering of tribes, allies and people from all walks of life standing in solidarity to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Fort Yates, ND
http://standwithstandingrock.net/donate
Teaching Tolerance

In Their Own Words:

Teaching Tolerance is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation’s children.

Montgomery, AL
http://tolerance.org
The Ali Forney Center

In Their Own Words:

Our mission is to protect LGBTQ youths from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently.

New York, NY
http://www.aliforneycenter.org
The Center for Constitutional Rights

In Their Own Words:

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. CCR is committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. We do that by combining cutting-edge litigation, advocacy and strategic communications in work on a broad range of civil and human rights issues.

New York, NY
http://www.ccrjustice.org
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