To Be A Part Of Change Happening In Our World Today, Here Are A Few Resources To Check Out To Get Involved Or Locate Support:
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Generational Trauma, Systemic Racism. and Violence Need To Be Addressed for Emotional Healing To Take Place. Environments That Are Safe Promote Healing For Marginalized Black Communities And A Place For Communities And Our World To Heal Together.
Change Can Be Inspired Through How We Vote and In Legislation We Vote On:
Pull Up For Change: Calling On Organizations And Brands For Having A Non-Diverse Staff In Leadership Roles While Fighting For Economic Opportunities for Black People
Direct action movement – Pull Up For Change gave brands 72 hours after posting a message of support to release the number of Black employees on staff, and then asked customers to refrain from shopping with any brand once those 72 hours were up until they disclosed those numbers. Since the movement’s launch last week, both massive and small brands have risen to the challenge, including Estée Lauder, Revlon, Glossier, Ulta and L’Oréal, to name a few Fighting for economic opportunities for black people
- Black Lives Matter – https://blacklivesmatter.com/
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Even as we struggle to transform the systems under which we live, meaningful reform is essential. The BLMLA Policy Team engages in local and statewide policy initiatives that disrupt practices of state violence.
Call your California state Senator now and ask them to vote yes on AB1460:
ANSWER: AB 1460 is a bill that would require the California State University system to implement ethnic studies courses at every campus by the 2021-22 school year. AB 1460 is a bill that would require the California State University system to implement ethnic studies courses at every campus by the 2021-22 school year. It would also require students to complete a 3-unit ethnic studies course in order to graduate, a requirement that will be applicable to students graduating in the 2024-25 academic year and beyond.
For more information about AB1460:
Groups Fighting Against Brutality & Systemic Racism:
Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/
NAACP Legal Defense Fund – https://www.naacpldf.org/
The Bail Project – https://bailproject.org/
The Bail Project™ National Revolving Bail Fund is a critical tool to prevent incarceration and combat racial and economic disparities in the bail system.
The Bail Project, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to combat mass incarceration by disrupting the money bail system ‒ one person at a time.
We believe that paying bail for someone in need is an act of resistance against a system that criminalizes race and poverty and an act of solidarity with local communities and movements for decarceration. Over the next five years, The Bail Project will open dozens of sites in high-need jurisdictions with the goal of paying bail for tens of thousands of low-income Americans, all while collecting stories and data that prove money bail is not necessary to ensure people return to court. We won’t stop until meaningful change is achieved and the presumption of innocence is no longer for sale.
Campaign Zero – https://www.joincampaignzero.org/#vision
Imagine living in a world where authority is just
reform efforts and interventions are clear, there is investment in improving community interactions, and ensuring accountability while creating a space for generational trauma to be worked through
Congressional Black Caucus Chair on Police Reform and Racial Profiling: https://www.c-span.org/video/?473035-1/congressional-black-caucus-chair-police-reform-racial-profiling
10. NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund Inc. – https://www.naacpldf.org/
OUR MISSION: The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, 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. LDF also defends the gains and protections won over the past 75 years of civil rights struggle and works to improve the quality and diversity of judicial and executive appointments. LDF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
11. Strut Your Mutt: Lace up Leash Up. Save Lives:
12. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
We can all help prevent suicide. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
13. No Kid Hungry: https://www.nokidhungry.org/
Share Our Strength
No Kid Hungry is a national campaign run by Share Our Strength, a nonprofit working to solve problems of hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world. After 25 years of successfully investing in local nonprofits and helping find the best approaches to eradicating poverty and hunger, Share Our Strength launched No Kid Hungry in 2010.
As a child hunger organization, ending childhood hunger is our primary focus, though Share Our Strength continues to invest in and develop other campaigns.
Learn more about Share Our Strength and our other work at ShareOurStrength.org.
At RAICES, we defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families, and communities, and advocate for liberty and justice.
We are the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to promote justice for all by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. While our footprint and legal services are Texas-based, we advocate for immigrant communities nation-wide and we have a national voice in the ongoing fight for immigrant rights.
The best place to learn more about RAICES is www.raicestexas.org.
On our site you can:
- Get the latest updates from our legal, social, advocacy teams.
- Learn how to become involved as a volunteer.
- Make a donation and support our work on behalf of immigrants and refugees seeking asylum.
- Sign on to the latest national advocacy actions to make lasting change on behalf of immigrant communities.
Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities. Gun violence touches every town in America. For too long, change has been thwarted by the Washington gun lobby and by leaders who refuse to take common-sense steps that will save lives.
But something is changing. Nearly 6 million mayors, moms, cops, teachers, survivors, gun owners, students and everyday Americans have come together to make their own communities safer. Together, we are fighting for the changes that we know will save lives.
Everytown starts with you, and it starts in your town.
Give Kids The World Village is an 84-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with critical illnesses and their families.
The Village and its community partners provide children and their families accommodations in fully-furnished villas, transportation, tickets to theme parks, meals, daily entertainment and much more.
Each year 27,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with a critical illness. Half of all children eligible for a wish through a partnering wish-granting organization choose to visit Central Florida and its collection of theme parks and other attractions.
Our goal, quite simply, is to provide everything these deserving families need to make their trip the vacation of a lifetime. Since 1986, more than 175,000 children and families have had their dreams fulfilled in a whimsical Village unlike any other place on earth.
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20. Stand Your Ground States
It’s important to understand that even states that have stand your ground laws still have certain restrictions when it comes to using force in self-defense. For example, they may require that the threat of perceived harm is objectively reasonable and that the force used be proportional to the threat. Stand your ground laws may also require that the person using self-defense be at the location lawfully (no trespassing, for example) and not be the initial aggressor in the altercation.
States that have passed stand your ground laws include:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
Note: Some states have adopted stand your ground-like doctrines through judicial interpretation of their self-defense laws — but they’re not included on this list.
States That Impose a Duty to Retreat
On the other end of the legal spectrum, some states impose a duty to retreat. A duty to retreat generally means that you can’t resort to deadly force in self-defense if you can safely avoid the risk of harm or death (by walking away, for example). If that’s not an option, say if you were cornered or pinned down and facing serious harm or death, then you would be authorized to use deadly force in self-defense.
It’s important to note that, even in duty-to-retreat states, there’s no duty to retreat from an intruder in your home. These states all adhere to some version of the castle doctrine as well.
Ask an Attorney About Stand Your Ground Laws in Your State
While some states let you stand your ground, in others you may be prosecuted for killing someone if you could have safely walked away from the confrontation. To learn more about self-defense laws in your state, contact a local criminal defense attorney.
21. Civil Rights Organizations Listed on the following link:
Sixty-three percent of middle-income Americans say they’re unable to afford a $500 car repair or a $1,000 emergency room bill.
The majority of Americans in undeserved communities live without financial opportunity, many in a generational cycle of poverty.
We’re on a mission to disrupt that. Here’s how.
Our focus is ﬁnancial dignity and inclusion. We equip young people and adults with the ﬁnancial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges, and facilitating their journey to ﬁnancial independence.
Since 1992, we have been moving America from civil rights to “silver rights” with the mission of making free enterprise and capitalism work for the undeserved.
Our mission connects the legacy of the Freedman’s Bank, established by President Abraham Lincoln more than 150 years ago to integrate all Americans into our nation’s economic life, and the second part of Dr. Martin Luther King’s integration dream—the integration of the dollar, under the banner of “silver rights”—rights to ﬁnancial literacy, access to capital, and equity of opportunity, for all.
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