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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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Desiree Alliance is a national coalition of current and former sex workers working together with supporting networks for an improved understanding of sexual policies and the human, social and political impacts of criminalization surrounding sex work.  Their priorities are building local, regional, and national leadership to constructively advocate sex workers’ human, health, labor, and civil…

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Unicorn Riot is a decentralized, educational 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of artists and journalists. Their work is dedicated to exposing root causes of dynamic social and environmental issues through amplifying stories and exploring sustainable alternatives in today’s globalized world. Born from the Internet in 2015, our commercial-free platform operates non-hierarchically, independent of corporate or government control. Unicorn Riot spans across multiple US cities including Boston, Denver, Minneapolis, and Philadelphia as well as South Africa.

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The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to…

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The Legal Rights Center is a community-driven nonprofit law firm, specializing in adult criminal and juvenile delinquency defense, restorative justice practices and youth advocacy. The Legal Rights Center runs two programs: Community Defense Program and the Youth: Education, Advocacy & Restorative Services (Y:EARS) Program. While each program has distinct goals and methods, collectively they point to the overall vision of improving the experience of the justice system for communities of color, if not proactively by solving problems that prevent involvement in the justice system in the first place, then certainly after an individual has been swept up into the system.​

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NGO  |   Advocacy  |   Racial justice  |  

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and they are in the right relationship within our ecosystems. Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from organizations before them in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota.…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   Racial justice  |  

Founded and established for and by post incarcerated and marginalized Black people in Chicago, Equity And Transformation strives to uplift the faces, voices, and power of the vast disenfranchised and excluded Black workforce in Chicago. They organize with individuals that operate outside of the formal economy. Persons that work without the legal protections of formal…

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NGO  |   Capacity building  |   LGBTQ+ people's rights  |  

The Griffin-Gracy Educational Retreat & Historical Center’s (a.k.a. “House of GG”) mission is to create programs, services, and resources that positively impact the lives, history, and visibility of Transgender, gender-questioning, and gender-nonconforming people. We do this through programs that promote healing justice, resilience, and organizing among our communities, particularly by and for transgender women of…

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