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Racial Justice Resources: Local Racial Justice Organizations and Government Entities

A guide to resources provided by the Law Library, as well as external information, to support our community in considering racial justice and reconciliation.

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LOCAL RACAIL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS & GOVERNMENT ENTITIES

  • ACLU of Arizona
    The ACLU of Arizona was formed and officially chartered by the national organization over 50 years ago. They defend individual rights in Arizona through litigation, legislation, and public education. Please see ACLU of Arizona Strategic Plan 2017-2020
     
  • Arizona Justice Alliance
    A statewide coalition which promotes criminal justice policy.
     
  • Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro
    Facebook page of Black Lives Matter Phoenix Metro. See its Events page.

  • Chicanos Por La Causa
    Chicanos Por La Causa was founded in 1969 to confront oppression facing Latinos in Phoenix, Arizona as part of the movement led by Cesar Chavez. They are one of the largest Hispanic nonprofits in the country, promoting stronger and healthier communities throughout the southwestern United States. Their community presence spans a comprehensive range of bilingual and bi-cultural services in Health & Human Services, Housing, Education, and Economic Development.

  • City of Phoenix Community Involvement
    Learn about opportunities to become involved in Block Watch, the Phoenix Police Reserve Program, a city Board and Commission, and other volunteer opportunities in city government.
     
  • LUCHA - Living United for Change in Arizona
    Organizes Arizona’s low and moderate income and minority families to take action on the issues most important to them and advance the cause of social and economic justice for all.
     
  • Native American Connections
    Established in 1972, their mission has been to improve the lives of individuals and families through Native American culturally appropriate behavioral health, affordable housing, and community development services.
     
  • Native American Disability Law Center
    The Law Center's mission is to advocate for the rights of Native Americans with disabilities in the Four Corners area and ensure they are enforced, strengthened and brought in harmony with their communities. This private, non-profit works to ensure that Native Americans with disabilities have access to justice and are empowered and equal members of their communities and nations.

  • Phoenix Indian Center
    Formed in 1947, the Center is the primary resource of employment, education, cultural enrichment and community engagement for urban American Indians residing in Maricopa County. 

  • Phoenix Police Department's Community Engagement Bureau 
    A central hub for citywide community engagement. CEB routinely works with personnel from all seven precincts to enhance the quality of life for the residents of Phoenix. 
     
  • Puenta Arizona
    The Puente Human Rights Movement is a grassroots migrant justice organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. They develop, educate, and empower migrant communities to protect and defend families themselves.
     
  • Tucson Indian Center
    The mission of the Tucson Indian Center is to lead, serve, empower and advocate for the Tucson urban American Indian Community and others, by providing culturally appropriate wellness and social services.
     
  • Valley Interfaith Project
    Valley Interfaith Project (VIP) is a broad based, non-partisan organization committed to building relational power through organizing people for sustainable social and economic improvement.  VIP members are institutions: dues-paying member congregations, schools, unions and non-profits.
     
  • ARTICLE: Phoenix City Council Approves First Civilian Review Board of Police Conduct

NEWS AND ANALYSIS

ABA Journal news
News and analysis on topics such as access to justice and diversity.

Bloomberg Law News (Bloomberg password required)
News and analysis including social justice topics, from sexual harassment to racial discrimination. Searchable for keywords such as social justice and race.

Law 360: Access to Justice (available on campus or through ASURITE)
Exploring issues related to the criminal justice system, including immigration, policing, criminal law, incarceration, and disparate impacts on racial, ethnic, and other minority groups.

Law.com News
This website aimed at legal professionals features news and analysis arranged by topics including diversity and civil rights.

Westlaw Edge News (Westlaw password required)
Searchable database of news and analysis, highlighting topics such as immigration and criminal justice.