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Civil Rights

Organization Overview:  Action works with organizations across the nation to reform America's immigration laws and ensure civil rights for all people, native born and immigrant. From informational conferences to organized bus trips for rallies in Washington D.C., CRI works to ensure the 7.6% of immigrant families in Lansing have a community voice heard by national ears. In February, the Civil Rights For Immigrants (CRI) task force took on the Secretary of State decision to deny DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) grantees their right to driver’s licenses. They met with allies, rallied at the state capital, met with the governor’s staff and held a press conference when the Secretary of State finally overturned her decision and gave DACA grantees their right to a driver’s license. CRI also created a free conference in March, called “Engaging our Community for Reform,” 200 people attended. This conference focused on immigrants, advocates, youth focusing on higher education, knowing your rights, and psychological well-being of immigrants in America. In April, Action organized a bus including constituents from four different cities to Washington D.C to join millions for a national rally where we met with our congressmen and senators advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. In May, the CRI task force organized a statewide prayer vigil outside Congressman Mike Rogers’s office. Over 100 people from Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Battle Creek and Lansing, demanded that Rogers and the House of Representatives pass comprehensive immigrations reform. In June, CRI task force also organized an “immigration story telling” event attended by 100 Lansing residents. In July, we rallied outside of GOP headquarters calling for immigration reform. In October Action of Greater Lansing organized a March and Rally outside of Congressman Mike Rogers requesting a face to face meeting. We got a public response from the Congressman that fueled a letter campaign to the editor regarding Roger’s actions. CRI Meets Monthly Last Tuesday of the Month at 7pm Cristo Rey Church: 201 W. Miller Rd. Lansing, MI (Basement)
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  All
Street:  201 W. Miller Road Lansing, MI 48911
City/Township:  Lansing
State:  MI
Country:  USA
Phone:  (517) 580-0552
Organization Name:  American Citizens for Justice
Organization Overview:  The American Citizens for Justice (ACJ) is a non-profit organization founded in 1983 as an Asian Pacific American (APA) civil rights advocacy organization to fight for justice in the aftermath of the baseball bat beating death of Vincent Chin and the ensuing state criminal case and federal civil rights case.
Language:  Mandarin Chinese,English,Mandarin Chinese
Cultures:  American
Street:  P.O. Box 851163
City/Township:  Westland
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48185
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 347-1663
Organization Overview:  AJC advocates for the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and for the advancement of democratic values for all. We promote these goals through an agency-wide focus in four key areas: Diplomacy: Through high-level diplomatic meetings, and by leveraging strong relationships with global leaders, AJC gains the support of decision-makers around the world on issues critical to a strong Jewish future.Legislative advocacy: We advocate with political leaders at the regional and national levels for domestic policies and legislation that advance Israel’s security, the well-being of Jews, and democratic values.Building bridges: We build important alliances across diverse ethnic and religious groups in order to work together more effectively in support of democratic values and human rights for all.Communications: AJC’s unparalleled global media presence reaches more people in more countries and in more languages than any other Jewish organization. Staff experts and lay leaders regularly appear worldwide in traditional print, electronic media, and in prominent blogs. - See more at: http://www.ajc.org/site/c.7oJILSPwFfJSG/b.8466957/k.27C5/What_We_Do.htm#sthash.QrCqIs5i.dpuf
Language:  English
Cultures:  Jewish
Street:  6735 Telegraph Rd
City/Township:  Bloomfield Hills
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48301
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 646-7686
Email:  detroit@ajc.org
Organization Overview:  BRIDGING: COMMUNITIES, HERITAGE &HUMANITY The American Middle East Christians’ Congress (AMECC) is an extension of the Arab American and Chaldean Forum that was established in 1991.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic,Assyrian,Chaldean,Copt,Egyptian,Lebanese,Syrian
Street:  24601 Coolidge Hwy
City/Township:  Oak Park
State:  Michigan
Zip Code:  48237
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 546-9100
Fax No:  (248) 546-4848
Email:  rfdass@aol.com
Website:  http://amecc.us/
Organization Overview:  For many years ADC has been the voice against discrimination, prejudice, profiling and unfair practices that negate the values of our precious American history. It has been the vital ingredient in building bridges of understanding, mutual respect and acceptance of our community’s rich diversity.  ADC is a grassroots civil rights organization which welcomes people of all backgrounds, faiths and ethnicities as members.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic
Street:  930 Mason Street, Suite 101
City/Township:  Dearborn
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48124
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 581-1201
Fax No:  (313) 510-5832
Email:  fatina@adc.org
Organization Name:  Anti-Defamation League Michigan
Organization Overview:  The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) fights anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry in the U.S. and abroad through information, education, legislation, and advocacy. ADL serves as a resource for government, media, law enforcement, educators and the public. MISSION STATEMENT “The immediate object of the League is to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike and to put an end forever to unjust and unfair discrimination against and ridicule of any sect or body of citizens.” ADL Charter October 1913 The Michigan Region focuses on combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds in the state of Michigan. This work is especially relevant in Metropolitan Detroit where so many different cultures and communities live side-by-side. Our initiatives in classrooms and the workplace counteract bias and bigotry in the community. We also provide education and outreach, including pro-Israel advocacy, to the community and international visitors. Additionally, our trainings, resources and collaborations on hate crimes and extremism for law enforcement are unsurpassed.
Language:  English
Cultures:  Jewish
Street:  4000 Town Center Dr
City/Township:  Southfield
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48075
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 353-7553
Fax No:  (248) 353-1264
Organization Overview:  The Arab American Civil Rights League (ACRL) is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2011 and is committed to protecting the civil rights of Arab Americans through education and advocacy. The organization works to build coalitions, promote understanding and cooperation and combat negative stereotypes. Led by prominent civil rights attorneys and advocates, the ACRL offers the community it serves a solid commitment to ensuring that their rights are protected and preserved.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  All,American,Arabic
Street:  4917 Schaefer Rd. Suite 209
City/Township:  Dearborn
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48126
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 633-0231
Fax No:  (313) 633-1976
Organization Overview:  ACA is dedicated to the mission of advancing the social, political, economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Their Goals are: Promote active participation of Chinese/Asian Pacific Americans in both civic and national matters; secure social justice, equal opportunity, and equal treatment of Asian Pacific Americans; Bridge the social, economic gaps amoung Asian Americans; Eliminate prejudices and stereotypes of Asian Pacific Americans; Promote the cultural heritage of Chinese and all APA; Promote the coalition building between Asians and mainstream organizations; serve the community through education and service regardless of race, creed, and ethnicities; maintain effective communication with ACA members and the community at large.
Language:  Mandarin Chinese,English
Cultures:  Chinese
Street:  4750 Woodward Avenue, Ste. 211
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48201
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 831-1790
Organization Overview:  PROMOTES the values and principles of the United States Constitution among the Bangladeshi Americans. Would you like to be a significant voice in the American political process? Get involved to thrive the awareness of our rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. It is a legal organized institution to exercise our political rights as a group. ENSURES that the concerns and needs of our community are heard. We maintain contact with the political candidates who supports our community and issues that are valued to us. PROVIDES bypartisan support to the best candidates / issues, regardless of their affiliation. REGISTERED with Federal Election Committee(FEC) and Filed for Articles of Incorporation-Nonprofit with Michigan Department of Consumer and Industry Services. YOUR voice to our community.
Language:  Bengali
Cultures:  Bangaladeshi
Street:  12339 Gallagher
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48212
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 646-3134
Fax No:  (586) 261-1327
Organization Name:  Blue Water Safe Horizons
Organization Overview:  The mission of Blue Water Safe Horizons is to partner with the community to provide the resources, support and education necessary for every individual to become empowered and live a life free from domestic violence, sexual assault and homelessness.
Language:  English
Cultures:  All
Street:  P. O. Box 610247
City/Township:  Port Huron
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48061
Country:  USA
Phone:  (810) 989.5246
Organization Name:  Casa Latina
Organization Overview:  Casa Latina is the first and only community center for Latinos and supporters in Washtenaw County, Michigan. Casa Latina promotes and supports full participation of Latinos in the community. Currently, Casa Latina is developing organizational policies and structure, seeking board members, and most importantly, seeking community input about the future of Casa Latina. Please contact us (734-926-4656) to get involved (bilingual English/Spanish)! // Casa Latina es el primero y único centro comunitario sin fines de lucro para la comunidad latina en el condado de Washtenaw, Michigan. Casa Latina promueve y apoya la plena participación de Latinos en la comunidad. Actualmente, Casa Latina está desarrollando sus politicas y estructura organizativa, buscando miembros para el Consejo de Administración, y lo más importante, buscando sugurencias de miembros de la comunidad sobre el futuro de Casa Latina. Por favor póngase en contacto con nosotros(734-926-4656) para brindarnos su ayuda (bilingüe inglés/español)!
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  American,Central American,Hispanic,Latin American,Mexican,Multicultural
Street:  4925 Packard Rd.
City/Township:  Ann Arbor
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48108
Country:  USA
Phone:  (734) 926-4656
Organization Name:  Consortium of Hispanic Agencies
Organization Overview:  CHA represents six community-based, Latino led organizations in Southwest Detroit who work as “one voice” to serve and represent the interests of Detroit’s Latino community. CHA empowers and engages the Southwest community in political and policy-advocacy issues on the Latino Agenda, by building leadership and collaboration infrastructure. The broad scope of research interests reflects CHA’s focus on youth and families and an overall mission for a better and healthier Latino community.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  Afro-Caribbean,All,Caribbean,Cuban,Dominican,Guatemalan,Hispanic,Honduran,Mexican,Nicaraguan,Puerto Rican,Salvadoran,Spanish
Street:  7150 Vernor
City/Township:  Detroit
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48209
Country:  USA
Phone:  (313) 554-2025; (313)
Fax No:  (313) 461-5894
Organization Overview:  CAIR-MI’s mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding through education, mediation, media and the law.
Language:  Arabic,English
Cultures:  Arabic
Street:  21700 Northwestern Highway, Suite 815
City/Township:  Southfield
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48075
Country:  USA
Phone:  (248) 559-CAIR
Organization Overview:  Farmworker Legal Services (FLS) is a legal aid office with attorneys and other legal staff who provide free legal assistance and referrals to migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout the state of Michigan. FLS is a division of Legal Services of South Central Michigan, a non-profit organization funded primarily by the federal Legal Services Corporation.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  All,American,Hispanic,Latin American
Street:  3030 S. Ninth St, Suite 1A
City/Township:  Kalamazoo
State:  Michigan
Zip Code:  49009
Country:  USA
Phone:  (269) 492-7190
Fax No:  (269) 492-7198
Email:  fls@lsscm.org
Organization Overview:  The Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan (HBAM) was formed in 1991 to cultivate the science of jurisprudence, promote reforms in the law, facilitate the administration of justice, and elevate the standard of integrity, honor, and courtesy in the legal profession in the State of Michigan. Specifically, The Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan seeks to (1) provide a voice for Michigan’s Hispanics, especially those involved in the legal profession; (2) counsel and assist the Hispanic community by supporting local and charitable organizations; (3) advocate for greater representation of Hispanics in the legal profession and in public office, and (4) facilitate communication amongst Michigan attorneys and others concerned with the law.
Language:  English,Spanish
Cultures:  Hispanic
Street:  302 W. Main Street
City/Township:  Northville
State:  MI
Zip Code:  48167
Country:  USA
Phone:  (586) 883-6731, Caterina Amaro