‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.’ So said civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in his ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’ written in 1963. Today, there are groups and organizations all over the United States and worldwide that agree with this statement and are working night and day to advocate for, secure and defend people’s human, civil and migrant rights from a wide range of challenges.
Their goal is to empower people, promote a civil society and help to reinforce the rule of just laws. They also investigate and expose countless human right violations. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
Amnesty International is one organization that conducts research and takes action aimed at preventing individuals, institutions and governments from disregarding people’s human, civil and migrant rights. When people are forced to live in deplorable conditions, suffer injury or lose their lives due to injustice, Amnesty International takes action to shine a light on the abuses, advocate for a solution and fight for justice for those people being wronged all around the globe.
Another organization deeply involved in the fight for human, civil and migrant rights is Global Rights. The organization is globally recognized for their work in helping marginalized communities by promoting and protecting their rights. They do this through capacity building work with local activists in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Global Rights provides training and technical assistance that helps activists document and expose the violations of people’s human rights. The organization also fights to get legal and policy reforms enacted to promote and protect human rights for all. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter and Phoenix New Time
Human Right Watch is an organization that works throughout Africa, the America’s, Asia and the Middle East in support of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The organization focuses its resources on opposing any act that goes against the universal declarations. It is steadfast and consistent in its opposition to discrimination of any type and the right to free expression.
In Arizona, Justice That Works, Center for Neighborhood Leadership and the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund are on the front line of the battle to ensure people’s human, civil and migrant rights are protected. They are standing up for people who are being racially profiled, unjustly incarcerated, suffering oppression and are having their human rights abused. Michael and Larkin own the Phoenix New Times.
They were unjustly arrested by Sheriff Joe Arpaio and won a $3.75 million award. They created the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund and use the settlement money to support numerous organizations fighting for human, civil and migrant rights.
US attorney Heather Hamel and many other people globally have created non-profit, grassroots organizations to fight for human rights and against oppression, discrimination, brutality and mass incarceration of select populations. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/relevant-links/
They have created solutions like the Redefining Safety Initiative which seeks restorative justice and actions to improve people’s lives and prevent nefarious forces from separating their families. It’s all part of a worldwide movement towards shifting resources away from oppression and incarceration to education, health care and community development.