The Equal Justice Initiative is an organization that provides legal services for defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system.
Beyond their legal services, they also do advocacy work on issues of racial injustice, specifically children in adult prisons, the death penalty, prisons and sentencing reform, and race and poverty.
The Equal Justice Initiative offers a couple of ways for you to get involved in addressing racial injustice.
- Get Involved: On their website, they offer advice and different ways to get involved in their efforts and in other efforts fighting racial injustice. Some of these suggestions include starting a social justice book club and acting politically. Find out how you can get involved.
- Educate Yourself: EJI also offers a History of Racial Injustice Timeline that educates and informs about the history of racial discrimination and violence in the U.S. They also have a number of resources that help to provide education and presentation materials about racial injustice.