The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
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Founded in 1968, the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) is the United States’ leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the
Formed in March 2011, the Southern Border Communities Coalition (SBCC) brings together 60 organizations to ensure that U.S. border enforcement policies and practices are accountable and fair, respect human dignity and human rights, and prevent the loss of life in the region.
This toolkit represents the work and thinking of 15 grassroots organizations with Asian American bases living in the most precarious margins of power: low-income tenants, youth, undocumented immigrants, low-wage workers, refugees, women and girls, and queer and trans people. It reflects their experiences with criminalization, deportation, homophobia, xenophobia and Islamo-racism, war, gender violence, poverty, and worker exploitation. All of the modules are designed to begin with people’s lived experiences, and to build structural awareness of why those experiences are happening, and how they are tied to the oppression of others. By highlighting the role of people’s resistance both past and present, the toolkit also seeks to build hope and a commitment to political struggle.
Baltimore Action Legal Team (BALT) provides legal support to Baltimore communities as they exercise their civil liberties protesting against injustices rooted in structural racism and economic inequality. BALT exercises a community lawyering approach because they believe that communities’ organizing efforts should drive legal advocacy. They support and advance mass defense employing a human rights and…
Romani CRISS is a non-governmental organization established on April 4th, 1993, which defends and promotes the rights of Roma in Romania by providing legal assistance in cases of abuse and works to combat and prevent racial discrimination against Roma in all areas of public life, including the fields of education, employment, housing and health.
The ACLU is the United States’ 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 in this country. The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been…
Adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 30 November 1973.