Southern Coalition for Social Justice

Empowering the people and communities that change the world

Our Story

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in August 2007 in Durham, North Carolina by a multidisciplinary group, predominantly people of color, who believe that families and communities engaged in social justice struggles need a team of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media specialists to support them in their efforts to dismantle structural racism and oppression.

Some of our current efforts include these interrelated issues:

Protecting minority voting rights and strengthening meaningful opportunities for effective civic participation for all.
Advancing environmental justice and advocacy supporting community-driven efforts.
Challenging racial discrimination at all stages of the criminal justice system and its impact on racial and ethnic minority communities.

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the south to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications.

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Contact Information

Southern Coalition for Social Justice
Southern Coalition for Social Justice
1415 West NC Highway 54, Suite 101, Durham, NC, 27707