There has been a lot of discussion in recent months about the rights of others; what people’s civil rights, human rights and migrant rights are. Some people believe that their civil rights are being taken away.
Other people are fighting to ensure that all humans have the same rights. Some question what the rights of migrants should be. There are many organizations who advocate for each of these different rights.
One of those organization is the Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund. Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin founded the Phoenix New Times and Village Voice Media. The have decided to use the $3.75 million dollars they were awarded, after their arrest in 2007, to fund migrant right organizations throughout the state of Arizona.
Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were taken from their homes in the middle of the night and arrested for telling the public of grand jury proceedings that sought reporters’ notes about the Sheriff.
The goal of the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund is to advocate for human, civil and migrant rights. They will also support and advocate for freedom of speech and civil participation in Arizona. They support over 20 advocacy groups.
Another organization the advocates for human and civil rights is The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. This group is made up of more than 200 national organizations that promote and advocate for the civil and human rights of people in the United States. Their main goal is to help create a more equal, open and just society.
Colbri Center for Human Rights is located in Tucson Arizona. They work with families using forensic science to help end migrant death and suffering on the U.S.-Mexico boarder. They have a number of different programs to help their cause. Their “Missing Migrant Project” is working to close the gap between the date from medical examiners and the families of the missing people. Read more: Jim Larkin | Twitter
They also have a DNA program that helps identify the missing when their bodies are found. The Red de Familiares is a support group for the family of the migrants who have gone missing while trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico boarder.
The Civil Rights Project at UCLA was founded in 1996 by Gary Orfield and Christopher Edley, Jr. Their overall objective is to create new research in the social sciences and law about civil rights and equal opportunities for all racial and ethnic groups. Read more: Jim Larkin | Facebook
They hope to bridge the worlds between ideas and action. The Civil Rights Project of UCLA has conducted more than 400 studies and published 14 books on these subjects. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/
There are hundreds of organizations and groups in the world advocating for various rights that people should have. Whether those rights are civil, human, migrant, homosexual, transgender, refugee or religious, they are all supporting the rights humans should have.
Perhaps if we all, as humans, tried a little harder to be a little kinder and more open minded we wouldn’t need all these organizations to fight for their causes. We would all be treated the same; because, after all, as humans, we are all the same.