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Change.org Partners with North Star Fund to Distribute $5.5 Million to 35+ Black-led Organizations

2021-09-20T18:59:29+00:00September 15th, 2021|News|

PR Newswire

Change.org and New York-based community foundation, North Star Fund, announced more than 35 Black-led organizations across the United States that will receive grant funding from Change.org's $5.5 million Racial Justice Fund... The grant recipients [including the Freedom Agenda of the Urban Justice Center] work on the frontlines of Racial Justice to disrupt anti-black racism and empower communities of color.”


2021-09-13T18:53:51+00:00September 13th, 2021|Marathon|

Why I’m Running: I am running with Urban Justice Center because I believe legal assistance should be available to everyone, including the most vulnerable. I appreciate UJC's multi-prong approach to tackling social injustice, and am proud to support its innovative legal projects. 

As Conditions at Rikers Reach Crisis Levels, Concerns About Heat Persist

2021-09-20T15:59:16+00:00September 13th, 2021|News|

City Limits

“We’ve had stories of people telling us they’ve had to bend down and put their lips on the ground to suck air from under the door because it’s so hot and humid inside those cells that they’re literally sucking for cold air from the door from any cracks they can find,” said Brandon Holmes, of the Urban Justice Center.

How to support sex trafficking survivors without harming consenting sex workers

2021-09-20T19:01:02+00:00September 11th, 2021|News|


“Answering what is the best group is "a tricky question because many organizations that serve survivors are more localized,” says Kate D'Adamo, a long-time sex worker rights advocate who previously was the national policy advocate at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, which works to destigmatize and decriminalize people in the sex trade. The best group may not have the best SEO on Google, and many anti-porn sex trafficking national groups take out ads on search platforms.”

City’s Effort to Move Homeless Back to Group Shelters Contradicts Earlier Health Dept. Guidance, Documents Show

2021-09-13T13:51:20+00:00September 9th, 2021|Press|

City Limits

But those earlier draft plans, obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request by advocates from the Urban Justice Center’s Safety Net Project and shared with City Limits, offer a look at the city Health Department’s initial recommendations for the moves, at odds with how the actual transfers have been carried out since.


2021-09-07T15:47:31+00:00September 7th, 2021|Marathon|

Why I’m Running: I have chosen to run with the Urban Justice Center because they advocate for social justice, a cause that has become increasingly more relevant over the past year but is something that I have felt passionately about for much longer. Their goal is to defend rights, build an inclusive community, and fuel systematic change.  While no amount of money or awareness will be enough to change the systemic issues present in our culture, I plan to run and raise to bring us closer to bridging this gap. 

Once Upon a Pandemic, NYC Stopped Antagonizing Street Vendors

2021-09-13T13:44:46+00:00August 30th, 2021|Press|

Next City

“Some would move, others wouldn’t,” Vivar says. “Trash was being left out, people were fighting among each other. We started going around to talk to people about the Street Vendor Project, about what was going on. One day I had proposed a meeting and we talked to three or four other longtime vendors and brought everyone together.”