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JUSTICE & civic engagement initiative

This hardworking group focused on a multi-pronged approach including projects and support of JusticeAid and JusticeAid’s 2020 beneficiary, Election Protection, as well as a long term project dedicated to creating a state by state primer on gerrymandering.

To learn more, or if you’d like to get involved, contact Therese Steiner or Bahman Mossavar-Rahmani.

Under the umbrella of a new name: The Justice & Civic Engagement Initiative and with the election completed, the Steering Committee has identified the following areas of focus for 2021:

GERRYMANDERING: OUR DEMOCRACY AT RISK

  • ClassACT HR73 is pleased to present its primer on gerrymandering: "Gerrymandering: Our Democracy at Risk.” Written by James P. Harbison and J. Ryan O’Connell with editing by Sallie Gouverneur, the primer outlines the gerrymandering practices of each state, and includes a compilation of local resources and an Action Plan for classmates who would like to address gerrymandering issues in their state.

Image credit: Pamela Garlick

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    • Sub-committee leaders: Jim Harbison, Sallie Gouverneur, Ryan O’Connell and Andrea Kirsh, with Sara Greenberg and Nini Cohen.

JUSTICEAID AND THE PACE PROGRAM OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD DEFENDER SERVICE

  • The Justice & Civic Engagement Initiative will support and create programs to promote awareness for JusticeAid’s 2021 beneficiary, PACE, the Police Accountability and Community Empowerment initiative of the Neighborhood Defenders Service
  • Led by Therese Steiner and Steve Milliken.
Every year JusticeAid, founded by classmate Steve Milliken, identifies a pressing civil rights issue to spotlight, and carefully selects a nonprofit addressing that issue as its grantee partner. Given the structural impediments in our legal system that continue to oppress Black and Brown communities, JusticeAid’s 2021 theme is Police Accountability/ Community Empowerment and is returning to its criminal justice roots with Neighborhood Defender Services NDS PACE as its grantee partner

Throughout 2021 JusticeAid's focus will be to raise funds to support the expansion of a holistic legal defense approach currently operating successfully in Harlem, NY and Detroit, MI, with plans to expand to Los Angeles, CA, Dallas/ Fort Worth, Texas, and Jackson, Mississippi.

JUSTICEAID PRESENTS ITS 2021 FALL CONCERT FOR NDS PACE

Featuring Mavis Staples, a must see music and civil rights icon, with special guest Amy Helm

Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021

7:30 PM ET

Lincoln Theatre in Washington, D.C.

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A message from JusticeAid:

While we’re hopeful that the COVID-D variant will subside as rapidly as it has come upon us, we can’t know what the coming months will hold. Your health is paramount to us, and we are taking all precautions to ensure your safety. Proof of full vaccination will be required for entry along with a matching photo ID. Proof of vaccination can be your physical vaccine card or a photo of your card; masks may be required. While we hope you buy tickets to benefit NDS/PACE, should the concert be cancelled, and you ask, we will refund your purchase.

ClassACT HR ‘73
Classacthr73@gmail.com

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