activism

U.S. District Court for Washington D.C. Amicus Brief (available here) for Pars Equality Center v. Trump on behalf of Howard Civil Rights Clinic and Law Professors (arguing Trump Executive order inflicts irreparable harm on the plaintiffs, as well as American institutions of higher education, by restricting the free exchange of ideas and persons across borders and by legitimizing anti-Muslim suspicion and antagonism that has led to increased hate incidents and violence against Muslim-American and foreign Muslim faculty, staff and students on university and college campuses across the country.).

Karla McKanders, Non-Discrimination Trumps Executive Order, JURIST - Academic Commentary, February 10, 2017, http://jurist.org/forum/2017/02/karla-mckanders-executive-actions-cannot-supplant-the-constitution.php.

U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief: for G.G. v. Gloucester Cnty, School Board, citation, on behalf of Howard University School of Law draft in collaboration with with Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic Students (Title IX & Equal Protection Rights for Transgender Students).

U.S. Supreme Court Amicus Brief: for Bank of America v. City of Miami, 800 F.3d 1262 (2015), on behalf of immigrant communities drafted in collaboration with Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic Students & Asians Advancing Justice (challenging predatory lending practices).

Organizations

Black Lives Matter : #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer, George Zimmerman, was acquitted for his crime, and dead 17-year old Trayvon was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Rooted in the experiences of Black people in this country who actively resist our dehumanization, #BlackLivesMatter is a call to action and a response to the virulent anti-Black racism that permeates our society.

Repairers of the Breach : nonpartisan and ecumenical organization that seeks to build a progressive agenda rooted in a moral framework to counter the ultra-conservative constructs that try to dominate the public square.

Vote Run Lead : supports the aspirations of women who want to transform our country and democracy through their participation as leaders.

CtznWell :  Group focused on lessening the Wellbeing Gap in the United States. Focusing on creating collective power around real collective change that ensures that everyone is well.

Network of Spiritual Progressives : secular humanists, atheists and people who are “spiritual but not religious” as well as people from every religious community who share the values of love, generosity, creativity, wonder and a commitment to respect one another.

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