Connect with Social Justice efforts-in-progress, and the partners who are helping to make them happen:
ASU Human Rights Film Festival:
Features documentaries about issues in the United States, such as the struggles of undocumented immigrants, reproductive rights and conflicts over the Dakota Access Pipeline and the history of indigenous struggles over land and resources.
U of A Social Justice Symposium:
A day-long event to engage faculty, students, community members, and health professionals in dialogue to raise awareness and foster social change.
American Friends Service Committee:
Provides advocacy for incarcerated people and their families. Working to improve prison conditions and reduce the number of incarcerated people in Arizona.
AZ Justice Project:
Reviews and assists in cases of Actual Innocence or cases in which a Manifest Injustice has occurred. This non profit helps inmates to overturn wrongful convictions.
A grassroots organization that promotes civil rights of migrants by fighting militarization of the southern border, combating discrimination and human rights abuses and seeking policy change.
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project:
A nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona.
No More Deaths:
Coalition of community and faith groups, dedicated to stepping up efforts to stop the deaths of migrants in the desert.
Get a bird’s eye view of efforts from around the country that can be an inspiration and reference point for Arizona-based work:
Criminal Justice Debt Reform Builder Project:
Brings transparency to this area of significant legal complexity and gives easier access to state laws that govern criminal justice debt and suggests policy solutions.
The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society Collaborative:
Brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation.
Racial Equity Here:
A Living Cities initiative that supports five US cities in completing a racial equity assessment of their core government operations. The assessment focuses on young adults of color who are dis-proportionality out of school or work.
A corrections data driven, interactive mapping tool designed to show the place-based dimension of incarceration, reentry, and community supervision.
Sylvia Rivera Law Project:
Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine their gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination, or violence.