We hope you feel moved to action not just by these stories of injustice, but also by the spirit of resistance and resilience that each group exhibits.
Survivors Organizing for Liberation, Denver, CO Granted $5,000 for Justice for Jessie
SOL's grant will help the organization carry out actions to hold the Denver Police accountable and will also stipend members of Jessie's family who have been playing a key advocacy role since January.
Take Action - Check out these action steps you can take to directly pressure the Denver Police Department.
Freedom Inc., Madison, WI Granted $3,000 to Fight for Justice for Cierra Finkley
This grant will be used towards those direct actions and community mobilizations. Already the organization put pressure on the District Attorney's office who ended her bail, and is one step closer to cropping charges!
Take ActionContact the Dane County District Attorney's office and tell them that surviving violence is not a crime! Tweet at him (@ozanneforag), make a call (608) 266-4211, or email a letter (firstname.lastname@example.org). For folks on Twitter, follow #Justice4Cierra to amplify this story!
ICT-Acts, Wichita, KS Granted $3,000 for a Rally to End Domestic Violence Abuse
This grant will help fund a march and rally on October 11, 2015 in downtown Wichita to pressure policy makers to acknowledge the severity of the problem of domestic violence.
KORE-U, St. Louis, MO Granted $3,00 to End the Criminalization of HIV in St. Louis
KORE-U is a community-based group that addresses minority health disparities, and HIV prevention, education, awareness, and care services, is mobilizing a response. This grant will allow KORE-U to host a youth leadership retreat in October which will be led by and for HIV+ youth of color between the ages of 18 and 24 and will building strategies to decriminalize HIV in St. Louis.