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Social Justice Organizations and Resources: NOLA Based Organizations

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


These are social justice organizations based in New Orleans.

New Orleans Based Social Justice Organizations

New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice (NOWCRJ)

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.


Power Coalition of Equality & Justice

“We are a coalition of community-based organizations who work together to educate and empower voters across Louisiana. Through our voter engagement and community organizing work, we seek to unify our collective voices into a stronger, more cohesive force that can successfully advocate for an agenda of shared values and issues.”



VAYLA is an intersectional AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) nonprofit organization based in New Orleans focused on advocacy through providing climate and reproductive justice education, community organizing education, and comprehensive civic engagement.

We empower our community through honoring our cultures, traditions, and history while we push for progress. We are dedicated to forging a world which grants all young folk the space for identity and cultural exploration as well as academic, and professional foundation through leadership opportunities and skills needed to create vibrant and thriving communities.