Established as an independent, bipartisan, fact-finding federal agency, and created by the Civil Rights Act of 1957, the mission of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights is to inform the development of national civil rights policy and enhance enforcement of federal civil rights laws. We pursue this mission by studying alleged deprivations of voting rights and alleged discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin, or in the administration of justice. We play a vital role in advancing civil rights through objective and comprehensive investigation, research, and analysis on issues of fundamental concern to the federal government and the public.
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The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation.
The East Oakland Collective is a member-based community organizing group invested in serving the communities of deep East Oakland by working towards racial and economic equity. With programming in civic engagement and leadership, economic empowerment and homeless services and solutions, we help amplify underserved communities from the ground up. We are committed to driving impact in the landscape, politics and economic climate of deep East Oakland.
The Ben Marion Institute For Social Justice, Inc. seeks to promote behaviors that encourage an inclusive society where individuals and groups embrace differences and value kindness, empathy, fairness, compassion and authenticity.
The Racial Justice Action Center (RJAC) builds the grassroots leadership, power, and capacity of marginalized communities to win political, economic, and social transformation in the Atlanta Metro Area. We engage in Transformative Organizing which includes intensive leadership development, strategic campaigns, policy advocacy, and movement building in order to advance a vision of a radically restructured society where justice exists for all people.
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We engage in national and local policy advocacy, elevating our clients’ voices and transforming laws and policies to foster lasting social change.
SURJ Boston is a local chapter of Showing Up For Racial Justice, 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 multiracial 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.
SHARE has a dual mission of educating the community on the importance of our region’s African American heritage and fostering connections and conversations on race and providing awareness of racism and the broad societal benefits of its elimination. We engage in the research and documentation of the history of African American’s in Kalamazoo as well as acting as a clearinghouse for information on activities and services in our region that center on racial equity.
The Santa Cruz County Community Coalition to Overcome addresses structural racism in the city of Santa Cruz, California by working to systematically transform the city’s public institutions to promote equal treatment for the city’s residents. To train, equip and support community members and institutions to effectively work toward racial equity.