Here at the Southern Center for Human Rights, we dedicate ourselves to fighting against systems meant to harm.
We have long since recognized that overt racial bias has no place in our criminal legal system. Racial discrimination seeps into decisions made by prosecutors, jurors, and judges — decisions that profoundly impact a person’s life; the clients that we see every day, whose lives have been uprooted based on biases that undermine the very fabric and premise of a broken system. These clients, their stories, and the wrongs we are battling to make right… this is why we do this critical work. This is the mission of the Southern Center.
The many faces of the Southern Center for Human Rights share why we agitate for justice.
The Southern Center has fought hard this year. We’ve fought against the Georgia Department of Corrections to provide substantial changes to its extreme isolation practices at the Georgia Diagnostic & Classifications Prison Special Management Unit, one of the harshest solitary confinement units in the country, a place where needless death and suffering were uncommon. We have fought at City Hall to oppose the leasing of bed space in the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC), a jail that city officials previously planned to repurpose as a community health center before backtracking this past summer. There are many battles to be won, and we stand ready to fight them.
We know that change is possible, but we need YOU to fight back.
This #GivingTuesday, we invite you to discover your WHY. Join us by donating today to help us raise $25,000, so we can build on our fight for equality, dignity, and justice.
This work puts us on the front lines to stand up and defend the rights of those who often cannot, would not, and are not able to do so for themselves. This system is seemingly built to hold people down, so we aim to lift them.
Thank you. Together, we can achieve more.
PS. Help us continue this fight. Your giving today means you can double your impact thanks to the generosity of Adria and Allen Garrett, all donations up to $10,000 will be matched. Give now to double your impact today.