I created this campaign to leverage the strongest tool I have in my life: the people around me.
I understand that everyone has different beliefs and opinions regarding the events that took place in Minnesota. Regardless of where you stand, it is obvious that there is an issue of racial injustice in this country. The goal of this campaign is to promote funding for a cause that directly combats this issue.
I am starting with $500 of my own funds and aiming to reach $10K. Please give what you can and share with others to do the same.
Below are details regarding the Equal Justice Initiative:
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. We challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and we provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America. EJI produces groundbreaking reports, an award-winning wall calendar, and short films that explore our nation’s history of racial injustice, and we recently launched an ambitious national effort to create new spaces, markers, and memorials that address the legacy of slavery, lynching, and racial segregation, which shapes many issues today.
EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform. We publish reports, discussion guides, and other educational materials, and our staff conduct educational tours and presentations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors every year.