Rising for Justice is a social justice organization committed to the principles of racial equity. We unequivocally believe that BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Over the course of more than 50 years, we have worked to vindicate the rights of our clients and have witnessed both the direct and collateral effects of systemic racism imposed on communities of color in the District.

As advocates and allies, we believe the continuing and senseless murders of Black and Brown people by police officers in this country must – like all other manifestations of racism – come to an end. We recognize that we must do more as an organization to actively promote the eradication of systemic racism.

Toward this end, we are examining our organization to ensure we are working to do our very best to implement anti-racist principles in sustainable ways that will impact all aspects of our work.