Every year JusticeAid identifies a pressing civil rights issue to spotlight, and carefully selects a nonprofit addressing that issue as its grantee partner. Your support of JusticeAid allows us to lift up nonprofits tackling timely justice issues and educate donors through our arts & music events and public forums. In 2020 we were honored to blow our trumpet for voting rights and raise funds for Election Protection/866-OUR-VOTE.
As we approach Thanksgiving during this extremely challenging year, we are filled with gratitude for our amazing supporters—and for our past grantee partners because the work they do every day protects civil rights, frees the innocent, moves us closer to ending mass incarceration and inhumane immigration practices, and turns back structural racism in the legal system.
What’s ahead for JusticeAid? More art and music, of course!
We are also excited to introduce you to our 2021 grantee partner, Neighborhood Defender Service (NDS), as it launches its new Police Accountability / Community Empowerment (PACE) Program. By selecting NDS and its PACE program as our 2021 grantee partner, JusticeAid is incredibly proud to promote racial justice and equity at a critical time, as the country charts its course forward and works for change that is well past due.
Neighborhood Defender Service has a 30-year legacy of world-class public defense–built first in Harlem, New York and now also serving Detroit, Michigan. Its nationwide PACE program will change the way policing works in this country, disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline, close the racial wealth gap, and drive policy that empowers communities. Your gifts next year will directly support expansion of this visionary program.
Meanwhile, if you have enjoyed our music blog or attended one of our virtual concerts or public forums, or checked out our Instagram live set with DJ Suss One, thank you! We can’t do any of this without your financial support. We hope you’ll consider a gift to JusticeAid in your year-end giving.
Jenny Chandler, Managing Director
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.