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Policing and Criminalization

Advancement Project's Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

Recent uprisings in American cities like St. Louis, Baltimore, and Baton Rouge, reawakened a centuries-old struggle to free Black and Brown communities from oppressive and discriminatory law enforcement.

These pivotal moments generated a new wave of movement resistance until policing practices and the entire criminal justice system are reformed. Yet, while systemic reform has gained broader and more mainstream support in the wake of events like #Ferguson, a new federal administration still seeks to turn back the clock and fortify the police state in communities of color.

Advancement Project’s Justice Project supports grassroots movements in communities of color that challenge racial criminalization and call for genuine police accountability.

The Justice Project provides short- and long-term support to local campaigns seeking not simply to reform, but to wholly dismantle systems that over-criminalize and over-incarcerate people of color in the name of “law and order.” We aim to help impacted communities define the terms and control the means by which peace is realized in their streets and neighborhoods, and to re-imagine for themselves how “safety” is pursued.

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Celebrities, Grassroots Activists, National Racial Justice Advocates Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor and Issue Call to Action to Communities Nationwide

On Tuesday, June 9, a coalition of celebrities, grassroots organizers and national racial justice groups hosted a virtual town hall calling attention to the unjust killing of Breonna Taylor and the need for systemic reform of the nation’s legal system.

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Breonna Taylor: Divesting from Policing in Louisville, Kentucky

Through collective action, we are confident that we can build a new society where communities of color can be free and safe.

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WATCH: Celebrities, Grassroots Activists, National Racial Justice Advocates Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor and Issue Call to Action to Communities Nationwide

On Tuesday, June 9, a…

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Demand #JusticeForBreonna. Sign the Petition to #DefundThePolice

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Media Advisory: Celebrities Team Up With Advancement Project For Town Hall To Bring Attention To Lost Story of Breonna Taylor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June…

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#SayHerName: A National Town Hall for Breonna Taylor

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Divesting from Policing: Advancement Project National Office’s List of Demands

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#SayHerName: A National Town Hall for Breonna Taylor on Tuesday, June 9, 7:30pET/4:30pPT

Join Black Lives Matter- Louisville, Advancement Project National Office, Jesse Williams, Black Womxn For and M4BL, as we gather for a national virtual town hall to say Breonna Taylor's name and call for action!

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National Racial Justice Organization Applauds Call to End Contract Between Denver Public Schools, Denver Police Department

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Letter to Denver School Board: Removing Police From Schools Keeps Black and Brown Children Safe

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Statement: Minneapolis City Council Considers Disbanding Minneapolis Police Department Following Charge of All Four Officers in George Floyd’s Murder

Advancement Project National Office has called for systemic change in our criminal legal system and may soon see a win as the Minneapolis City Council is heavily weighing disbandment of the Minneapolis Police Department following the charge of all four police officers involved in the racially motivated killing of George Floyd.

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How You Can Act Now to Address Police Violence

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