In honor of Independence Day, we’d like to shine a light on a few partner projects that exemplify the United States’ greatest strength: its diversity.
In 2017, shortly after Hurricane María, Dianne Morales launched a campaign to fund grassroots groups on the island- what started as a small effort to raise $5K quickly grew to over $40K. Five years later, the island continues to suffer from broken promises and corrupt policies. But this has not halted the movement. Residents continue to advocate for and work towards a just recovery. This event uplifts people-led initiatives on the island.
The Immigrant Defense Project (IDP) was founded to combat an emerging human rights crisis: the targeting of immigrants for mass imprisonment and deportation. As this crisis has continued to escalate, IDP has remained steadfast in fighting for fairness and justice for all immigrants caught at the intersection of the racially biased U.S. criminal and immigration systems. IDP fights to end the current era of unprecedented mass criminalization, detention and deportation through a multipronged strategy including advocacy, litigation, legal advice and training, community defense, grassroots alliances, and strategic communications.
The Presidents’ Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration brings college and university presidents and chancellors together on the immigration issues that impact higher education. It works to advance forward-looking immigration policies and practices at the federal, state, and campus levels that are consistent with our heritage as a nation of immigrants and the academic values of equity and openness. Launched in 2017, the Alliance is composed of over 550 presidents and chancellors of public and private colleges and universities, enrolling over five million students in 43 states, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
WISE builds the capacity of Muslim women leaders from around the world in order to elevate the status of Muslim women and girls. Launched in 2006 by Daisy Khan as a project of the NYC-based American Society for Muslim Advancement, WISE was established with the belief that the fight for Muslim women’s equality starts with fostering, collaborating and supporting the diverse work of Muslim women leaders worldwide. WISE amplifies women’s voices at all levels of political, economic, religious, and social discourse to offer creative solutions to persistent societal issues.