Communities United for Police Reform
Communities United for Police Reform is an unprecedented campaign to end discriminatory policing practices in New York, bringing together a movement of community members, lawyers, researchers and activists to work for change. www.changethenypd.org.
The community-based or grassroots organizations listed below are actively working on police-related issues.
Streetwise and Safe
Streetwise and Safe (SAS), works with LGBTQ youth of color across New York City who experience stop and frisk and other discriminatory policing practices, conducts LGBTQ youth of color led “know your rights” trainings tailored to the experiences of LGBTQ individuals and communities, and engages in policy advocacy and litigation at the local, state and national levels on issues relating to policing and criminalization of LGBTQ youth of color. For more info: www.streetwiseandsafe.org
The Bronx Defenders
The Justice Committee
The Justice Committee is a Latina/Latino-led organization dedicated to building a movement against police violence and systemic racism in New York City. Learn more at: www.TheJusticeCommittee.org
Peoples’ Justice for Community Control and Police Accountability; is a grassroots coalition working in Black, Latin@, Asian and LGBT communities city-wide. Learn more at: www.PeoplesJustice.org.
The Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition
The Northwest Bronx Community & Clergy Coalition (NWBCCC) is a thirty-eight year old, broad-based, membership-driven community organization. NWBCCC members seek social, economic, environmental, and racial justice for our families, our communities, and ourselves. We do this through community organizing that utilizes non-violent confrontation, negotiation, and principled compromise. We conduct our affairs with honesty, integrity, strength, and courage. To build a diverse, tolerant, and democratic organization, we act together to ensure all people are treated equally, with respect and dignity, without regard to their age, race, creed, sexual orientation, language, religion, gender, ability, or class. The NWBCCC seeks to building power through relational organizing and issue campaigns that recruit and train individuals and institutional members, energize institutions, win concrete victories that improve material conditions for community members, change public and private policies that affect the Northwest Bronx and alter the relations of power.
The Brotherhood / Sister Sol
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol, founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Learn more at: www.brotherhood-sistersol.org
Picture the Homeless
CAAV Organizing Asian Communities
CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities (CAAAV) works to build grassroots community power across diverse poor and working class Asian immigrant and refugee communities in New York City. Learn more at: www.caaav.org
Make the Road New York
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is an organization of Afrikans in America/New Afrikans whose mission is to defend the human rights of our people and promote self-determination in our community. Learn more at: http://mxgm.org/category/chapters/nyc/