Stop Police Terror Project DC is an organization in the Washington D.C. area committed to changing the system of racist, militarized policing in our region. They work to oppose police abuses and also to build community-led peacekeeping efforts to empower oppressed communities to deal with their own security concerns.
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Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) is an activist member-based organization of Black 18-35 year olds, dedicated to creating justice and freedom for all Black people. We do this through building a collective focused on transformative leadership development, direct action organizing, advocacy and education.
"SURJ is a national network of groups and individuals organizing white people for racial justice. Through community organizing, mobilizing and education, SURJ moves White people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for justice with passion and accountability.We work to connect people across the country while supporting and collaborating with local and national racial justice organizing efforts. SURJ provides a space to build relationships, skills and political analysis to act for change.
Conjure! are creative healing justice workers breathing a vision to heal the trauma of slavery, end racial caste, and form a new love politic in the U.S.
Conjure! is curated from a positive desire to integrate healing and love-work, as we must do for ourselves, communities, and the world. The splitting apart of what we do and how we are by industries is no different from the same harm that we create in our spirits, bodies, relationships, and lands when we coerce separation.
Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national coalition of organizations and individuals working to expose and challenge the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and advocate for profound change that promotes the rights and dignity of all persons.
- A world without immigration detention where every individual lives freely.
- A nation that fosters racial equality, values migration, and honors family unity.
- A judicial system that promotes human rights and the dignity and due process rights of all persons.
Advancement Project is a next generation,multi-racial civil rights organization. Rooted in the great human rights struggles for equality and justice, we exist to fulfill America's promise of a caring, inclusive, and just democracy. We use innovative tools and strategies to strengthen social movements and achieve high impact policy change.
HEARD’s mission is to identify and remove barriers that prevent the deaf from participating in and having equal access to the justice system by enhancing the competence, capacity, and capability of justice professionals to manage language access and ability rights issues; and to empower the Deaf Community through education and advocacy.
HEARD’s vision is to create a universally accessible American justice system that equitably serves individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The Committee’s DC Prisoners’ Project advocates for the humane treatment and dignity of all persons convicted or charged with a criminal offense under DC law housed in prisons, jails, or community corrections programs, or living in the community on parole. The Project also works to assist formerly incarcerated people with issues related to their incarceration and strives to promote progressive criminal justice reform.
Mail: PO Box 66231
Washington, DC 20035
Collective Action for Safe Spaces works to empower people in the DC metropolitan area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault. The web site contains a user-generated blog and several resources on the issue of public sexual harassment and assault.
The Campaign for the Fair Sentencing of Youth is a national coalition and clearinghouse that coordinates, develops and supports efforts to implement fair and age appropriate sentences for youth. They provide technical assistance on strategic communications, litigation and advocacy to attorneys, advocates, organizers and others working at the state and federal levels.
Free Minds uses books, creative writing, and peer support to awaken DC youth incarcerated as adults to their own potential. Through creative expression, job readiness training, and violence prevention outreach, these young poets achieve their education and career goals, and become powerful voices for change in the community.
DC Peace Team
Facebook: DC Peace Team
National Peace Team Network: http://mettacenter.org/shanti-sena/about-the-shanti-sena-network/
Maryland Green Party
P.O. Box 217, Kensington, MD 20895
The Montgomery Greens are the Montgomery County local section of the Maryland Green Party. The Party stands for: Ecological Wisdom, Social Justice, Grassroots Democracy, Nonvio-lence, Decentralization, Community- Based Economics, Feminism, Respect for Diversity, Per-sonal and Global Responsibility, and Future Focus.