Be the Change!!
Youth Letter Writing Initiative
Far too often, people will talk about the problems of inequality, injustice, racism, politics, and the state of the world, but equally as often nothing is done about the problems. I have discovered that people really do want to talk about the issues plaguing the world but want to do so in a safe and judgment free environment. Races will talk about each other, but how often do they really sit down and talk TO each other? If WE are going to fix the problems, we have to be willing to hear all sides and work together. Hatred comes from fear and fear from lack of understanding. Let’s seek to understand each other. It’s not about RACE…It’s about RIGHT. Join me for this much needed guided dialogue as we discuss everything from education to employment, health to heredity, history to housing, economics to politics and everything in between. Sign up for the email list and be alerted of meeting dates, times and locations. Also, be the first to find out when the online live web forum launches!
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.
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. EJI produces groundbreaking reports, an award-winning wall calendar, and short films that explore our nation’s history of racial injustice, and we recently launched an ambitious national effort to create new spaces, markers, and memorials that address the legacy of slavery, lynching, and racial segregation, which shapes many issues today.
EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform. We publish reports, discussion guides, and other educational materials, and our staff conduct educational tours and presentations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors every year.
Visit site at : https://eji.org/
Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and do not represent payment for goods or services received. We never sell, trade, or publish a donor’s personal information.
To donate by phone, call Andrea Martin at 334-269-1803; or mail donations to 122 Commerce St., Montgomery, AL 36104.
We Hold These Truths to be Self Evident
This book is and anthological look at the laws in the United states that were written using very inclusive words and how they were never intended to serve “all men”. Laws that outdate any living person have been upheld for centuries despite their obvious racial biases. Every word of every national song, amendment, major declaration and law is dripping with a rich history… rich being the operative word. This is not a book of conspiracy, the fact of the matter is, these laws that we follow were laws of the elite club that only by blood, sweat, war, death and time have many (but not all) been able to benefit and have the privilege of being allowed in from the rain and under the political umbrella. From out in the rain, we hold these truths to be self evident that all men were not created equal in the eyes of the law.