Groups

Follow these links to explore who's doing what in Memphis.

 
 

American civil liberties union of tennessee

From the site:

"ACLU-TN is freedom’s watchdog, challenging government abuse of rights and fighting for fairness in our laws and their enforcement. We are dedicated to translating the guarantees of the Bill of Rights into reality for all Tennesseans."

 

Black lives matter memphis

From the national site:

"Black Lives Matter is an ideological and political intervention in a world where Black lives are systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.  It is an affirmation of Black folks’ contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression."

 

Citizens to Preserve Overton Park

From the site:

[Our mission is] "To preserve and defend the Old Forest and open spaces of Overton Park for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations."

 

Cosecha memphis

From the national site:

"Movimiento Cosecha is a popular, non-violent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We believe that through direct action and economic non-cooperation, we can make a change."

 

 

Fight for $15

From the site:

"We are fast-food workers, home health aides, child care teachers, airport workers, adjunct professors, retail employees – and underpaid workers everywhere.

McDonald’s and low-wage employers everywhere are making billions of dollars in profit and pushing off costs onto taxpayers, while leaving people like us – the people who do the real work – struggling to survive.

We can’t feed our families, pay our bills, or even keep a roof over our heads on minimum wage pay.

When we first took the streets, the skeptics called us dreamers. They said a $15 wage was “unwinnable.”

We didn’t listen. We organized and we fought for what we knew was right."

 

Indivisible tennessee

From the site:

"Our mission is to fuel a progressive grassroots network to defeat the Trump agenda. 

Across the nation, over 5,800 local groups (at least 2 in every congressional district) are using the Indivisible Guide to hold their members of Congress accountable."

 

 

Inward Journey African American Council

From the site: 

"This work is about rebuilding ourselves, our communities and our world. When the slave ships left the shores of Western African, men, women and children, our ancestors,  were on board. There is an abundance of evidence that strongly suggests that the hurt, pain and degradation to which our ancestors were subjected, was transferred from generation to generation all way into the present. Mutated toxicity has evolved into forms of Addictions, Violence and Disrespect infecting our families and communities. 

The Underground Railroad Training Odyssey takes you back to that time and space of our ancestors, brings you forward to the present and moves you into a new future. The journey is designed to open a person's soul to the genuine possibility of true freedom and power and the re-sponse-ability that comes with it. 

Know this: Your Family needs you, your community needs you, most importantly, you need you. We need You! Make a difference today."

 

Latino Memphis

From the site:

"Over the past 20 years, Latino Memphis has become the go-to organization for issues impacting the Hispanic community in the Mid-South, raising the voice of Latinos in our region and advocating for a better, more inclusive Memphis. Since our inception at MIFA and our subsequent growth as an independent agency, we have become the largest Latino-serving nonprofit in West Tennessee, serving thousands of clients each year and advancing awareness of the many issues impacting the Latino community. As our programs have grown, so too has our capacity to affect positive change in the lives of Latino Memphians.

We assist Latinos in the Greater Memphis area by connecting, collaborating and advocating for health, education and justice. We envision a future in which every Latino in the Memphis metropolitan area has the opportunity and resources to become an engaged and active member of the larger community.

We envision a future in which every Latino in the Memphis metropolitan area has the opportunity and the resources to become an engaged and active member of the larger community."

 

 

Memphis coalition of concerned citizens

From the site:

"The Coalition of Concerned Citizens is a unified body of Mid-South Grassroots Organizations, organized to create a safer, more equitable, unified Memphis."

 

Memphis Truth Commission

From the site:

"Memphis Truth Commission is about fact-checking the media and enabling investigative journalism.

Our focus is to shine a light on fake news, uncorrected media errors and omissions and to provide an outlet for citizen investigative journalism.

Contact us if you see something that concerns you here or anywhere else in the public or social media."

 

Memphis United

From the MSPJC site:

"Memphis United began in February of 2013, as a coalition of grassroots organizations, community groups, and Memphis residents formed to confront structural and institution racism."

 

Mid-South Peace and Justice Center

From the site:

"The Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is a multi-issue, multi-race organization whose mission is to engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action. We work to educate and train new community leaders to lead campaigns for racial, economic, environmental and social justice."

 

People for the enforcement of rape laws in memphis

From the site:

"Our mission is to assist survivors by offering to partner with them and equip them with skills to advocate for themselves. This sets us apart from other anti-rape advocacy that offers to be a “voice” for survivors and attempts to solve problems for them."

 

Tennessee Immigrant and refuge Rights Coalition

From the site:

"We are a coalition of immigrants, refugees, and allies working to lift up fundamental American freedoms and human rights and build a strong, welcoming, and inclusive Tennessee. We envision a society in which: immigrants are powerfully engaged as leaders in the civic, political, and cultural life of the community; the human rights and dignity of all people are respected, and diversity is welcomed and valued; people are free from discrimination and oppression, and immigrants are joined with others in a broader movement for religious freedom and social, racial and economic justice."