Equal Justice Initiative (EJI)
The Equal Justice Initiative is a non-profit organization, based in Montgomery, Alabama, that provides legal representation to prisoners who may have been wrongly convicted of crimes, poor prisoners without effective representation, and others who may have been denied a fair trial.
The Equal Justice Initiative is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society. Learn more about their work and how to get involved:
Criminal Justice Reform
They challenge the death penalty, extreme sentences for children, excessive punishment, and abusive prison conditions through litigation, advocacy, and education.LEARN MORE
They share America’s history of racial injustice, from enslavement, racial terror lynchings, and segregation to mass incarceration.LEARN MORE
They engage communities in conversation about the legacy of racial injustice, informed by reports, online experiences, and hands-on projects.LEARN MORE
Museum and Memorial
They create opportunities for honest reflection about our history and its legacy in spaces that inspire.LEARN MORE
A resource deeply rooted in the practices of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Kazu Haga, an expert in the field offers a mindfulness-based approach to nonviolent action, demonstrating how nonviolence is a powerful tool for personal and social transformation
Nonviolence was once considered the highest form of activism and radical change. And yet its basic truth, its restorative power, has been forgotten. In Healing Resistance, leading trainer Kazu Haga blazingly reclaims the energy and assertiveness of nonviolent practice and shows that a principled approach to nonviolence is the way to transform not only unjust systems but broken relationships.
With over 20 years of experience practicing and teaching Kingian Nonviolence, Haga offers us a practical approach to societal conflict first begun by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the Civil Rights Movement, which has been developed into a fully workable, step-by-step training and deeply transformative philosophy (as utilized by the Women’s March and Black Lives Matter movements).Kingian Nonviolence takes on the timely issues of endless protest and activist burnout, and presents tried-and-tested strategies for staying resilient, creating equity, and restoring peace.
An accessible and thorough introduction to the principles of nonviolence, Healing Resistance is an indispensable resource for activists and change agents, restorative justice practitioners, faith leaders, and anyone engaged in social process.
These video resources have been edited from our E58 Town Hall discussions. Town Hall is our virtual space open to all that aims to foster a culture of discovery, education, and collaboration.
Allyship Part 1 with Christina Deanne
This video focuses on allyship with special guest Christina Deanne, an educator, lover of people, and committed to the work of racial healing and reconciliation.
Allyship Part 2 with Christina Deanne + Tinasha LaRaye
This video explores the unique traumas of the Black community in our nation, as well as giving thoughtful ways to self manage any carried hardships in good health and honoring practices to minister to those weighed down by it. We hope this resource can serve to both educate and empower our E58 Community.