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The People’s Commission to Decriminalize Maryland was established for the express purpose to reduce the disparate impact of the justice system on youth and adults who have been historically targeted and marginalized by local and state criminal and juvenile laws based on their race, gender, disability or socio-economic status. To this end, the core work…

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“SOGI” stands for Sexual Orientation and Gender Identities. The site is dedicated to all who want to make a change in the world towards more acceptance and equality for people who don’t fit the traditional patterns. These are of course Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender people, but also all who don’t fit into mainstream representations of…

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Reclaim the Block began in 2018 and organizes Minneapolis community and city council members to move money from the police department into other areas of the city’s budget that truly promote community health and safety. They believe health, safety and resiliency exist without police of any kind. They organize around policies that strengthen community-led safety…

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The National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression was founded in 1973 in Chicago, Illinois to mount organized action against unjust treatment of individuals because of race or political beliefs. Its founding grew out of the struggle to free Angela Davis from a racist frame-up on murder charges surrounding the aborted attempt by Jonathan Jackson…

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Since 1973, when it was born from the movement to free Angela Davis and all political prisoners, the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression has defended the rights of oppressed people in Illinois and around the world. They defend the civil liberties of workers, activists, and prisoners while battling against white supremacy, the prison-industrial…

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Brave Space Alliance is the first Black-led, trans-led LGBTQ Center located on the South Side of Chicago, dedicated to creating and providing affirming, culturally competent, for-us by-us resources, programming, and services for LGBTQ individuals on the South and West sides of the city. They strive to empower, embolden, and educate each other through mutual aid,…

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Assata’s Daughters is a Black woman-led, young person-directed organization rooted in the Black Radical Tradition. Assata’s Daughters organizes young Black people in Chicago by providing them with political education, leadership development, mentorship, and revolutionary services. Through their programs they aim to Deepen, Escalate, and Sustain the Movement for Black Liberation.

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The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is a not-for-profit corporation set up under the laws of Ontario in 2017. BLAC delivers legal aid services to low and no income Black Ontarians. They work to combat individual and systemic anti-Black racism by: Providing legal representation, summary legal advice and brief services to individual clients. Engaging in…

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Black and Pink was founded in 2005 and is a national prison abolitionist organization dedicated to dismantling the criminal punishment system and the harms caused to LGBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by the system through advocacy, support, and organizing. Black and Pink is a national organization with a strong grassroots network…

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