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Antiracism Resources

Organizations

NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF)

The Legal Defense Fund (LDF) seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.

Racial Justice Improvement Project

This ABA initiative “is designed to identify and reform policies and practices that produce racial disparities in local criminal justice systems across the country.

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Civil rights lawyers Morris Dees and Joseph Levin Jr. founded the SPLC in 1971 to ensure that the promise of the civil rights movement became a reality for all.  

American Civil Liberty Union (ACLU)

The American Civil Liberty Union works in the courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. 

Mapping Police Violence

Mapping Police Violence is a research collaborative collecting comprehensive data on police killings nationwide to quantify the impact of police violence in communities.

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)

The Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) is the U.N. “body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination by its State parties

Vera Institute of Justice

The institute "envision[s] a society that respects the dignity of every person and safeguards justice for everyone." The Research & Analysis section provides access to reports on a wide range of topics, including policing and community, racial bias in prosecution, reducing the use of jail, and more.

Oyate

Oyate is a Native organization working to see that our lives and histories are portrayed with honesty and integrity and that all people know that our stories belong to u

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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.

Anguish and Action

We work to help leaders change their world—and the world needs changing. The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the loss of far too many Black lives to list, have left our nation anguished and outraged. While now is a time for grief and anger, it is also a time for resolve. 

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The Bail Project

The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who are legally presumed innocent, and whom a judge has deemed eligible for release before trial contingent on paying bail. We enable our clients to return home to their families and communities while awaiting their court dates.

Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative "is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

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Color of Change

Color of Change helps people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.

Campaign Zero

Campaign Zero is a project that supports the analysis of policing practices across the country, research to identify effective solutions to end police violence, technical assistance to organizers leading police accountability campaigns and the development of model legislation and advocacy to end police violence nationwide.  

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Transgender Law Center

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating for a world in which all people are free to define themselves and their futures. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.

Deep South Center for Environmental Justice (DSCEJ)

The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families harmed by pollution and vulnerable to climate change in the Gulf Coast Region through research, education, community and student engagement for policy change, as well as health and safety training for environmental careers.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) is committed to preserving fairness within America's criminal justice system by protecting the rights of Americans and promoting due process around the world.

National Police Accountability Project (NPAP)

National Police Accountability Project (NPAP) is a project of the National Lawyers Guild founded "to promote the accountability of law enforcement officers and their employers for violations of the Constitution and the laws of the United States."

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)  is a national network of groups and individuals working to undermine white supremacy and to work 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.

Asian Americans Advancing Justice

Asian Americans have been part of the American story since its earliest days, and are now the U.S.'s fastest-growing racial group with the potential and power to shape our nation and the policies that affect us. Our mission is to advance civil and human rights for Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.

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Black Trans Advocacy Coalition

BTAC, through our national advocacy center and affiliate state chapters work daily to end discrimination and inequities faced in health, employment, housing and education to improve the lived experience of transgender people. BTAC’s work is based in peace building, community education, public policy initiatives, empowerment programs and direct services.

Raices Texas

Promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights.

My Block, My Hood, My City

My Block, My Hood, My City provides underprivileged youth with an awareness of the world and opportunities beyond their neighborhood.  We take students on explorations focused on STEM, Arts & Culture, Citizenry & Volunteerism, Health, Community Development, Culinary Arts, and Entrepreneurism.

Just Shelter

Just Shelter was founded by Matthew Desmond and Tessa Lowinske Desmond to raise awareness of the human cost of the lack of affordable housing in America and to amplify the work of community organizations working to preserve affordable housing, prevent eviction, and reduce family homelessness.

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US Human Rights Network

The US Human Rights Network is a national network of organizations and individuals working to strengthen a human rights movement and culture within the United States led by the people most directly impacted by human rights violations. We work to secure dignity and justice for all.

Fort Worth ISD Division of Equity and Excellence

The Division of Equity and Excellence will ensure equity in all practices and at all organizational levels in FWISD by providing professional development to build a deep and common understanding of the impact of institutionalized racism and equity, specifically racial equity, on student achievement. 

Community Frontline

Community Frontline's Mission is to mobilize men to enter into and alleviate the suffering of their communities beginning with East Fort Worth.  

United Fort Worth

United Fort Worth is a grassroots, cross-cultural, multi-ethnic community collective that works to oppose the discriminatory policy and oppressive systems. The mission of United Fort Worth is to ensure justice for all and improve the quality of life for marginalized communities in the 817. We believe collective action advocacy is vital in the struggle for community representation and equal justice.

Multicultural Alliance

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, the Multicultural Alliance promotes inclusive communities, working toward the elimination of bias, bigotry, and oppression and encouraging understanding and equity through shared experiences and educational programming.