Grassroots Law Project bridges the gap between grassroots organizing and legal expertise in criminal justice reform by bringing millions of us together to address the most pressing and egregious failures of the system, hold powerful actors accountable, and advocate for deep structural change. Grassroots Law Project is a 501(c)(4) organization that primarily focuses on education and advocacy related to the criminal legal system and people impacted by police violence and mass incarceration.
When white communities start listening to concrete plans that address the quality of Black lives we can move on together in shaping the world around us. This happens when and only when white people make the renewed commitment to understanding the hell Black people are living in for over 400 years!
This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work. If you haven’t engaged in anti-racism work in the past, start now. Feel free to circulate this document on social media and with your friends, family, and colleagues.
Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay‘s examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country’s history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.
US Rating: TV-MA For mature audiences. May not be suitable for ages 17 and under.
A moving tribute to the real-life hero at the forefront of many hard-won battles for lasting change.
Using interviews and rare archival footage, JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.