The Gathering for Justice is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2005 by Harry Belafonte after he witnessed a news report of a 5 year old black girl being handcuffed and arrested in her Florida classroom for “being unruly”. The Gathering’s mission is to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration. Read more...

 
 
 

For those of you who joined us for the #NoEqualityNoEconomy boycott we thank you and hope you felt the power of holding - or directing - your personal worth for the Movement. We are pleased the initiative received national attention and we are current assessing the impact of the boycott, and planning the roll out for Phase 2. 

The next step is to examine the practices of individual companies as they relate and participate in the private prison industrial complex.  If you haven't seen this short information video on the pathway of our marketplace dollars to racially-biased policing and mass incarceration, please check it out below, then visit www.noequalitynoeconomy.com to find out how you can join!


Voice your support of the NYPD12 by calling, emailing or tweeting at NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Following is a sample script you can use to call or email:  "I fully support the NYPD12 in their effort to bring to light the disturbing and egregious practices by the NYPD to target communities of color, and believe there should be an end to the racist quota system once and for all. Additionally, I believe that senior leadership within the NYPD need to stop promoting those officers who enforce racist quotas within the Department." Sample Tweets: .@CommissBratton I fully support #NYPD12 & ask u 2 end racist quotas targeting communities of color & stop promotng those who support quotas .@BilldeBlasio I fully support #NYPD12 & ask u 2 to end racist quotas targeting communities of color & stop promotng those who support quotas To email or call: Contact Commissioner Bratton: Click here or call646-610-5000  Contact Mayor de Blasio:  Click here or call 212-639-9675

Voice your support of the NYPD12 by calling, emailing or tweeting at NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton and NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Following is a sample script you can use to call or email: 

"I fully support the NYPD12 in their effort to bring to light the disturbing and egregious practices by the NYPD to target communities of color, and believe there should be an end to the racist quota system once and for all. Additionally, I believe that senior leadership within the NYPD need to stop promoting those officers who enforce racist quotas within the Department."

Sample Tweets:

.@CommissBratton I fully support #NYPD12 & ask u 2 end racist quotas targeting communities of color & stop promotng those who support quotas

.@BilldeBlasio I fully support #NYPD12 & ask u 2 to end racist quotas targeting communities of color & stop promotng those who support quotas

To email or call:

Contact Commissioner Bratton: Click here or call646-610-5000 

Contact Mayor de Blasio:  Click here or call 212-639-9675

We could not be more proud to announce that Carmen Perez, the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice and Justice League's Co-Founder, has been chosen by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) to receive the prestigious "Gutsy Advocate for Youth" Award at the 2016 NJJN National Conference in Memphis. Click here to read more!

We could not be more proud to announce that Carmen Perez, the Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice and Justice League's Co-Founder, has been chosen by the National Juvenile Justice Network (NJJN) to receive the prestigious "Gutsy Advocate for Youth" Award at the 2016 NJJN National Conference in Memphis. Click here to read more!