The wordactivistis a loaded one: it brings to mind violent images of protesters getting tear-gassed, or set on by police dogs.
It can be quieter.
activist: anyone who is led by their values to purposeful action, in the hopes of making the worldbrighterfor others.
Houston Coalition Against Hate
Houston Coalition Against Hate is a network of community-based organizations, institutions and leaders who come together to reduce hate and encourage belonging. I’m so proud to be on the board of this amazing organization.
Heifer International is on a mission to end hunger and poverty in a sustainable way by supporting and investing alongside local farmers and their communities.
International Rescue Committee
The mission of the International Rescue Committee is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.
RAICES defends the rights of immigrants and refugees, empowers individuals, families and communities, and advocates for liberty and justice.
Equal Justice Initiative
Founded in 1989 by public interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson, 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.
American Civil Liberties Union
Southern Poverty Law Center