Organizations For Social Justice

 

 

Organizations For Social Justice

I pledged not to join another organization where I am not valued,  and so I became a recluse.   Today I joined Amnesty International…a baby step …. 

 

Why?  Amnesty International  is on the ground in #Ferguson.   The language of their website captured my imagination.

 

 

Wishing to become active again,  Amnesty International’s mission statement aligned with my goals.  Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR)

 

The Group Anonymous, under-rated and under-appreciated, also captured my attention.      Good and bad exist in the concept of anonymity.  My  Observations of their Actions make them the first entry on my list of Organizations For Social Justice.

 

A Message To Humanity!

 

Update 8-22-2014:

A Message From The Ferguson Protesters To Anonymous

 

I just wanted to say thank you to all you Anons that helped in Ferguson. We
really couldn’t have done this without you honestly. Thank you for
protecting the protesters, and for thinking up the legislation that we’re
pushing for. You gave us a voice that no one can take away. I honestly
appreciate you guys, I may not know you, and you probably don’t know me,
but I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Today the protest was beyond awesome, the highway patrol captain even lead
it, and there were no problems. If it weren’t for you guys, the police
probably would have gassed the protesters again tonight, but because of
y’all they didn’t. The county cops were nowhere to be found, only highway
patrol and city cops, who are pretty cool. On top of getting our voices out
there in Ferguson, you have all helped to spread the word to where this is
an International protest now. We have so much support, and we know that we
aren’t alone because of you guys. Thank you for giving us our voices back,
and thank you for supporting us and helping us. You guys are honestly,
amazing, even if I don’t know who you are. I hope that you continue to help
and support us until the legislation giving cops a strict protocol to
follow when dealing with situations and the treatment has passed.
Thank you for giving us the start of our revolution and making it known
that we can and will make a difference.

 

 

http://www.amnestyusa.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Author: Angela Grant

I am a first generation Jamaican immigrant whose experiences and accomplishments were made possible by the courage, sacrifices and the heroic acts of many whose bodies have rotted away in unmarked graves. Those are my heroes. Their sacrifices and death paved the way for my children and I. Failure to Listen is a token of my eternal gratitude. Failure to Listen is a tribute those generations of unmarked graves occupied by people of all races whose ultimate sacrifice of life opened the door for me and others, THANK YOU. Failure to Listen https://failuretolisten.wordpress.com/ uses cultural lenses to appreciate and understand the relationships between current events and our values, beliefs and attitudes. Culture is everything without it we are nothing. Failure to Listen will take you on a journey to recognize the beauty of our differences as the seeds to creativity, innovation and resolving disparities. By sharing my personal and professional experiences, I hope to do justice to the perspectives of those who are rarely heard or listened to. This site is not to incite anger but rather to provoke thought. It is my hope that Failure to Listen will work to foster intergroup dialogues and motivate readers to step outside the box and get to know ALL PEOPLE. In the spirit of Martin Luther King, let's join hands and remember his famous speech about a dream... A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. -Margaret Mead

8 thoughts on “Organizations For Social Justice”

    1. Hi Matthew,

      I reblogged your article….amazing these non-profits…..they come to experts w/ silly propositions.

      I hope Amnesty International will not disappoint as other organizations.

      To avoid getting turned off immediately, I will not attend Boston events….perhaps avoid New England all together because I seek diversity.

      Glad you liked the post.

      Angela

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