As part of my 2021 Call to Action Campaign, this month's organization that I will be attempting to raise funds for is the Urban Justice Center. Based in New York City, their mission is to "provide a platform for dynamic advocates to fuel social change, leading the way for a just, fair, and decent society. By incubating the next generation of advocates, we ensure a better future for vulnerable communities."
In 1984, Douglas Lasdon launched the Urban Justice Center in much the same way: working from a burned out building in East Harlem with almost no funding. We arrived at soup kitchens, jails and shelters (places others would not go) and set up free legal clinics. Today, in spite of social opposition and division, we remain champions of change.
This campaign will run until the end of the month (Sunday February 28, 2021).