Resist is a foundation that supports people’s movements for justice and liberation. We redistribute resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world.
#BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise. We affirm our contributions to this society, our humanity, and our resilience in the face of deadly oppression. We have put our sweat equity and love for Black people into creating a political project–taking the hashtag off of social media and into the streets. The call for Black lives to matter is a rallying cry for ALL Black lives striving for liberation.
Led by Staff, National Council and Chapters/Affiliates, the Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of people who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.
Moral Monday (Sponsored by NAACP NC)
The Moral Monday movement, first led by the Reverend William Barber, head of the North Carolina NAACP, initiated actions on “Moral Mondays” as a means of using civil disobedience against the political maneuverings of the North Carolina legislature. Since 2013, they have shown the opposition to political action against voting rights and tax legislation that unfairly hinders minorities.
The Ferguson Action movement is an organization that uses protests and resistance to oppose police brutality in the United States. Formerly known as Ferguson October, this organization was formed in response to the Michael Brown killing in 2014 by a Ferguson police officer. Since their successful organization of the Weekend of Resistance, they have carried the torch against policy violence, and have created a list of demands that numerate the systemic problems which create an inherent inequality in the United States.
Founded just three days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) initiated the massive U.S. antiwar movement opposing the U.S.invasion of Iraq in the months prior to March 19, 2003. ANSWER has played an important role in the fight against racist and religious profiling, in support of immigrant and workers’ rights, and for economic and social justice for all. Our members are engaged in a range of struggles, from the local battles against police brutality to the international campaigns against militarism and war.
The Catholic Worker is a lay movement of Catholics, and like minded friends, founded by Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin in New York City in May of 1933. The aims of the Catholic Worker are to live and work with God’s chosen people: the poor, to work for an end to violence, and to create a just social order. The Catholic Worker believes that it is the responsibility of every individual to be a peacemaker, and that a true revolution, a revolution of the heart, comes of a pacifist movement to help those in need.
Amistad United Church of Christ
Amistad UCC is a congregation brought together by issues of Justice that are most relevant in the community today. Led by Bishop John Selders, Rev. Kevin G. “RevKev” Ewing, Rev. Dea. Ryan Scheiding, and Minister Ken Brown, Jr. (aka “Analysis”), this organization has taken up leadership in bringing the Moral Monday Movement to Connecticut.
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Dear Moral Monday,
Something has been on my mind ever since reading the DOJ report about the pervasive abuse going on in Maryland prior to the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore police department had a long list of gross abuses with numerous complaints that went unheeded and stalled lawsuits that went unnoticed by the media. This makes me concerned as a CT resident because I feel like I don’t know what’s going on in my own state. Thus far I haven’t found an easy way to get reference information on complaints lodged against law enforcement, even though these are supposedly public records. Can you recommend any resources or strategies that people like me could employ to stay informed about the status of policing in Connecticut. I think it would be a great way to be proactive and it might just save lives.
Thanks so much for your message and for caring enough to post. There is some data about traffic stops in CT and racial profiling. One good source is a research group out of Central CT State University. You can read their reports here: http://www.ccsu.edu/imrp/Publicatons/index.html