This year JusticeAid’s focus has been on engaging voters, fighting racist voter suppression, and getting out the vote in spite of the pandemic. We know you share these concerns also. Thanks to your support this spring, we were able to send a check for $200,000 to our 2020 grantee-partner, Election Protection/866-OUR-VOTE.

But we are not stopping there. 

We will continue to raise money for Election Protection between now and the national elections—when the youth vote will be an important factor. This year is the first opportunity for 15 million youth to cast a vote for President. Let’s do everything we can to support them!

Here’s what JusticeAid is doing about it:

We’re partnering with the Civic Life Project on the Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge.

  • #JusticeAidPrize finalists will be announced on September 10th at Civic Life Project’s Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge awards screening. Everyone is welcome to watch!#Democracy2020 is a film and social media competition that encourages youth ages 15-25 to create films on issues important to them in the upcoming election. This year JusticeAid is offering additional awards for films on social justice issues—such as voter suppression, police brutality, and racism—and for social media entries that motivate their peers to vote.
  • One week later, on September 17, 2020, we will showcase the #JusticeAidPrize winning films and host conversations with the young filmmakers at the JusticeAid Film Forum. Join us to hear what motivates them and cheer on these young artists who are using their art to get out the vote and promote civil rights. Invitation coming soon!

BREAKING NEWS! The New York Film Festival Will Recognize #JusticeAidPrize winners.

The New York Festivals® TV & Film Awards is partnering with JusticeAid to support the #JusticeAidPrize of the Democracy 2020 Youth Film Challenge. The #JusticeAidPrize winners for mini-documentaries will receive complimentary entry into the 2021 New York Festivals TV & Film Awards Social Justice Student Category.

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JusticeAid leverages the community-building power of art and music to transform awareness into action in the fight against injustice. We organize arts events and public forums to educate people about key civil rights challenges, and we raise funds to support key organizations addressing these issues. JusticeAid advances its efforts by leveraging our Board of Directors’ diverse lived experiences of race, sex, religion, age, and sexual orientation, among others.