The old, boundary implementing world ruled by fear, conquer and fights is slowly turning into a unified global world of a single human race, where race, gender, and nationality no longer hold the significance of the past. The old values are still in place, though, and sometimes they clash with the direction in which the world is developing.
Racism, inequality, and prejudice still roam around and cause problems. However, there are many group organizations which strive to bring balance in difficult situations and protect the rights of the underdog.
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, also known as CHIRLA, is an organization based in Los Angeles, California, which fights for the rights of immigrants. It started out as a local organization which with time progressed into a national level group.
The coalition works to organize and serve individuals and institutions to gain power, sway public opinions and change policies for human, civil and labor rights. It has taken part in the passing of new laws benefiting the immigrant community, despite their status.
The Advocates for Human Rights
Advocates for Human Rights is an organization created for creating a lasting change in local, national, and global human rights affairs. The organization’s mission is to promote international human right standards for a civil society. Volunteers, partners, groups supporters, the board members, and staff all work together to reach a common goal. Learn more about Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/
The organization was started in 1983 for non-profit and impartial purposes. After more than 30 years, the organization has changed the lives of immigrants, women, minority groups, children, and others. Advocates for Human Rights works b investigating and exposing any human right violations, represent people without a voice and work for legal reforms on human rights policies.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund
The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund started out with an accident. On October 18, 2007, Mike Lacey and Jim Larkin, two Village Voice Media executives, were arrested by Maricopa County’s Sheriff’s Selective Enforcement Unit.
The two wrote in the Phoenix New Times against Sheriff Arpaio’s misdeeds against immigrants, unconstitutional arrests of Latinos, systematic persecution and bad jail conditions. After a large national protest, Larkin and Lacey were released, but the result was the creation of the Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund.
The organization works on providing resources to fund immigrant rights organizations in the state of Arizona. The arrest of the two founders resulted in a $3.75 million settlement from the United States Court of Appeals. Since then Jim Larkin and Mike Lacey have been imposing and defending First Amendment rights. The foundation supports groups who fight for civil, human and immigrant rights.
One of their main field of action is the Arizona Mexican border civil participation. After the arrest incident, the Lacey & Larkin Fund focuses on freedom of speech causes as well. The fund is based in Phoenix, Arizona and supports many other organizations with similar causes.