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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: Racism

This Research Guide provides links databases, organizations, and resources under the rubric "Social Justice".

Introduction

These organizations and resources combat racism in all its forms.

Racial Equality Organizations and Resources

American-Arab Anti Discrimination Committee

https://www.adc.org/about-us/

"ADC is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage.  ADC was founded by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk in 1980. Today, ADC is the largest Arab American grassroots organization in the U.S".

 

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

www.adl.org

“In 1913, ADL was founded on Jewish values that inform our work, how we operate, and the changes we seek in the world.  It has always meant stopping antisemitism and defending the Jewish people. Today, it also means fighting threats to our very democracy, including cyperhate, bullying, bias in schools and in the criminal justice system, terrorism, hate crimes, coercion of religious minorities, and contempt for anyone who is different.”

 

The Audre Lorde Project

https://alp.org

"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.”

 

Black Lives Matter

www.blacklivesmatter.com

“Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is t eradicates white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”

 

Leque of United Latin American Citizens

https://lulac.org

"The Mission of the League of United Latin American Citizens is to advance the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, housing, health and civil rights of the Hispanic population of the United States."

 

The Legal Defense Fund Cases and Papers

https://www.naacpldf.org/case-issue-search/

Resource Page for Cases and Papers from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund

 

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund

https://www.maldef.org

"MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Our commitment is to protect and defend the rights of all Latinos living in the United States and the constitutional rights of all Americans."

 

NAACP - National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

https://naacp.org

"The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.”

 

New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

https://www.nowcrj.org

NOWCRJ is “dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy.”  It is an umbrella organization.  It’s sub-groups include Congress of Day Laborers / Congres O De Jornaleros (Economy and Immigration, Stand With Dignity (Economy and Race), Seafood Workers Alliance / Alianza de Trabajadores de Marisco y Pescado (Economic), and the The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department.

 

New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

https://www.nyc-eja.org

"New York City Environmental Justice Alliance is a non-profit, 501(c)3 citywide membership network linking grassroots organizations from low-income neighborhoods and communities of color in their struggle for environmental justice."


New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

https://www.nowcrj.org

NOWCRJ is “dedicated to building power at the intersection of race and the economy.”  It is an umbrella organization.  It’s sub-groups include Congress of Day Laborers / Congres O De Jornaleros (Economy and Immigration, Stand With Dignity (Economy and Race), Seafood Workers Alliance / Alianza de Trabajadores de Marisco y Pescado (Economic), and the The NOWCRJ’s Legal and Policy Department.

 

PROP - Police Reform Organizing Project

http://www.policereformorganizingproject.org

"Through research and analysis, public education, policy advocacy, and coalition building PROP works to expose and end abusive police tactics that routinely and disproportionately do harm to our city’s low-income communities, people of color and the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, and asexual) community.”

 

Racial Equity Tools

www.racialequitytools.org

“Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity.  It offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increate their understanding and to help hose working for racial justice at every level - in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.”

 

Southern Poverty Law Center

https://www.splcenter.org

"The SPLC 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."

 

Urban Justice

https://www.urbanjustice.org

The Urban Justice League is a New York City based umbrella organization with numerous projects addressing social justice.  Their Racial Justice projects include Asylum Project, College Athlete Advocacy Initiative, Human Rights Project, Peter Cicchino Youth Project, Sex Workers Project, and Surveillance Technology Oversight Project (S.T.O.P.).