A great big thanks to everyone who participated in January's charity event. In honor of Black History Month, February's charity pick is the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
The fight for racial justice should be recognized daily, not just one month of the year and that's exactly the aim of Southern Coalition for Social Justice.
This is their mission.
The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believed that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers, and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.
Some of our current efforts include these interrelated issues:
Protecting the voting rights of people of color and strengthening meaningful opportunities for effective civic participation for all.
Ensuring police accountability through data and policy advocacy.
Challenging racial discrimination at all stages of the criminal justice system and its impact on racial and ethnic minority communities.
Promoting effective school discipline policies and interrupting the school-to-prison pipeline that devastates families and communities of color.
Let's all show support for the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. Please head on over to their website at southerncoalition.org and help however you can. If a monetary donation isn't an option, consider signing up for their updates on other ways to get involved.
As usual, you guys are the best. Thanks so much for participating!