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National Organizations

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

http://www.adc.org/
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC, which is non-sectarian & non-partisan, is the largest Arab-American grassroots organization in the United States. It was founded in 1980 by former U.S. Senator James Abourezk and has chapters nationwide.

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

http://www.aclu.org/
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is a major American non-profit organization whose stated mission is "to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."  It works through litigation, legislation, and community education.

AmeriCorps

http://www.americorps.org/
Each year, AmeriCorps offers 75,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you'll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!

Amnesty International

http://www.amnesty.org/
Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights.  In pursuit of this vision, AI’s mission is to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience and expression, and freedom from discrimination, within the context of its work to promote all human rights.

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)

http://www.adl.org/
The Anti-Defamation League is an advocacy group founded by B'nai B'rith in the United States whose stated aim is "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens

Asian American JusticeCenter

http://www.advancingequality.org/
The Asian American Justice Center works to advance the human and civil rights of Asian Americans through advocacy, public policy, public education, and litigation. In accomplishing its mission, AAJC focuses its work to Promote Civic Engagement, to Forge Strong and Safe Communities, and to Create an Inclusive Society in communities on a local, regional, and national level. A nationally recognized voice on behalf of Asian Americans, AAJC focuses its expertise on affirmative action, anti-Asian violence prevention/race relations, census, immigrant rights, language access, and voting rights.

Asian Law Caucus

http://www.asianlawcaucus.org/
The mission of the Asian Law Caucus is to promote, advance and represent the legal and civil rights of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Recognizing that social, economic, political and racial inequalities continue to exist in the United States, the Asian Law Caucus is committed to the pursuit of equality and justice for all sectors of our society with a specific focus directed toward addressing the needs of low-income Asian and Pacific Islanders.

Association of Multiethnic Americans (AMEA)

http://www.ameasite.org/
AMEA is an international association organizations dedicated to advocacy, education and collaboration on behalf the multiethnic, multiracial and transracial adoption community.

Association for the Study of African American Life and History

http://www.asalh.org/
The mission of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) is to promote, research, preserve, interpret and disseminate information about Black life, history and culture to the global community.

Campus Pride

Campus Pride represents the only national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBT students. The organization is a volunteer-driven network "for" and "by" student leaders. The primary objective of Campus Pride is to develop necessary resources, programs and services to support LGBT and ally students on college campuses across the United States.
http://www.campuspride.org/default.asp

Center for the Study of White-American Culture

http://www.euroamerican.org/
The Center for the Study of White American Culture supports cultural exploration and self-discovery among white Americans. It encourages a dialogue among all racial and cultural groups concerning the role of white American culture in the larger American society. The Center operates on the premise that knowledge of one's own racial background and culture is essential when learning how to relate to people of other racial and cultural groups. They believe the task of building genuine and authentic relationships across racial and cultural lines is crucial to the future well-being of America.

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

http://www.cbcfinc.org/
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) was established in 1976 as a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute. Their mission is to serve as the non-partisan policy-oriented catalyst that educates future leaders and promotes collaboration among legislators, business leaders, minority-focused organizational leaders, and organized labor to effect positive and sustainable change in the African American community. To that end, CBCF works to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative, and public policy arenas.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute

www.chci.org
The Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) is one of the leading Hispanic non-profit and non-partisan 501(c) (3) organizations in the country.  CHCI’s mission is to develop the next generation of Hispanic leaders. Their vision is an educated and civically active Hispanic community participating at the local, state and federal policy decision-making levels.  CHCI offers educational and leadership development programs, services and activities that promote the growth of participants as effective professionals and strong leaders.

The Civil Rights Project

The mission of the Civil Rights Project is to help renew the civil rights movement by bridging the worlds of ideas and action, to be a preeminent source of intellectual capital within that movement, and to deepen the understanding of the issues that must be resolved to achieve racial and ethnic equity as society moves through the great transformation of the 21st century.
http://www.civilrightsproject.ucla.edu/

Diversity Web - Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU)

http://www.diversityweb.org
This site is designed to provide a comprehensive compendium of campus practices and resources for campus practitioners seeking to place diversity at the center of the academy's educational and societal mission.

Human Rights Campaign

http://www.hrc.org/
The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

The King Center

http://www.thekingcenter.org/
Established in 1968 by Coretta Scott King, The King Center is the official, living memorial dedicated to the advancement of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader of America’s greatest nonviolent movement for justice, equality and peace.

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)

http://www.lulac.org/
LULAC advances the economic condition, educational attainment, political influence, health and civil rights of Hispanic Americans through community-based programs operating at more than 700 LULAC councils nationwide. The organization involves and serves all Hispanic nationality groups.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute

http://www.stanford.edu/group/King/index.htm
Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr., Papers Project, the King Research and Education Institute provides an institutional home for a broad range of activities illuminating the Nobel Peace laureate’s life and the movements he inspired. The Institute’s endowment supports programs that serve as an enduring link between Stanford’s research resources and King’s dream of global peace with social justice.

The MAVIN Foundation

http://www.mavinfoundation.org/index.html
The MAVIN Foundation builds healthy communities that celebrate and empower mixed heritage people and families.  Their projects explore the experiences of mixed heritage people, transracial adoptees, interracial relationships and multiracial families.

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

http://www.maldef.org/index.cfm
Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a nonprofit focused on Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 45 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in society.

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

http://www.naacp.org/home/index.htm
The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination.

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)

http://www.ncai.org/
The NCAI was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. NCAI stressed the need for unity and cooperation among tribal governments for the protection of their treaty and sovereign rights. Since 1944, the National Congress of American Indians has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

National Council of La Raza

http://www.nclr.org/
The National Council of La Raza is a national civil rights and advocacy organization that works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans.  To achieve its mission, NCLR conducts applied research, policy analysis, and advocacy, providing a Latino perspective in five key areas – assets/investments, civil rights/immigration, education, employment and economic status, and health.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

http://www.thetaskforce.org/
The mission of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is to build the grassroots power of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. As part of a broader social justice movement, we work to create a nation that respects the diversity of human expression and identity and creates opportunity for all.

National Organization for Women (NOW)

http://now.org/
The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.

Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

http://www.narf.org/
Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.  NARF’s practice is concentrated in five key areas: the preservation of tribal existence; the protection of tribal natural resources; the promotion of Native American human rights; the accountability of governments to Native Americans; and the development of Indian law and educating the public about Indian rights, laws, and issues.

Southern Poverty Law Center

http://www.splcenter.org/index.jsp
The Southern Poverty Law Center was founded in 1971 as a small civil rights law firm. Today, SPLC is internationally known for its tolerance education programs, its legal victories against white supremacists and its’ tracking of hate groups.

Tolerence.org

www.tolerance.org
Tolerance.org is a principal online destination for people interested in dismantling bigotry and creating, in hate's stead, communities that value diversity.  Through its online well of resources and ideas, its expanding collection of print materials, its burgeoning outreach efforts, and its downloadable public service announcements, Tolerance.org promotes and supports anti-bias activism in every venue of life.

United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. (UNITY)

http://www.unityinc.org/index.php
United National Indian Tribal Youth, Inc. is a national network organization promoting personal development, citizenship, and leadership among Native American youth.  UNITY’s mission is to foster the spiritual, mental, physical, and social development of American Indian and Alaska Native youth and to help build a strong, unified, and self-reliant Native America through greater youth involvement.

Washington State Association for Multicultural Education (WSAME)

http://www.wsame.org/
WSAME is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational organization founded in 1994. It is a collaborative association of representatives from public and private school districts, colleges, universities, local and state governmental agencies, organizations, businesses, and other groups which advocate for and support the cause of multicultural, diversity and international education.

 

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