Organizers, Underwriters, Sponsors & Allies

Festival Organizers

Sponsors-7October15-350New Way of Life: A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles, facilitating a successful transition back to community life.

Anti-Recidivism Coalition: The Anti-Recidivism Coalition changes lives and creates safe, healthy communities by providing a support and advocacy network for, and comprised of, formerly incarcerated men and women. Together, we serve as a bridge to transformation, purpose, and redemption.

Californians for Safety & JusticeCalifornians for Safety and Justice, a project of the Tides Center, is a nonprofit campaign of Californians from all walks of life joining together to replace prison and justice system waste with common sense solutions that create safe neighborhoods and save public dollars.

Children’s Defense Fund: The Children’s Defense Fund (CDF) is a non-profit child advocacy organization that has worked relentlessly for more than 40 years to ensure a level playing field for all children.

LA Progressive: LA Progressive is an online social justice magazine that provides a means of expressing progressive viewpoints and championing causes that promote the betterment of society particularly the lives of the dispossessed and powerless. The publishers of the LA Progressive bring attention to the injustices of America’s racialized security industrial complex by covering the war on drugs, the war on terror, and the war on immigration.

Michelle Alexander: A highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar, Michelle Alexander wrote the widely acclaimed book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness.

Mount Saint Mary’s University: Mount Saint Mary’ s University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts, university which offers a values-based education for women and is dedicated to providing a superior education enhanced by an emphasis on building leadership skills and fostering a spirit to serve others.

The Race, Gender and Human Rights Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California. The Race, Gender and Human Rights (RGHR) Fund of the Women’s Foundation of California is to promote human rights and racial and gender justice by challenging the criminal justice system and its use of mass incarceration in California.


Justice Allies

Allies-10October15-350All of Us Or None: All of Us or None is a national organizing initiative that seeks to build a movement to win full restoration of the human and civil rights of people with past convictions.

American Civil Liberties Union-Southern California: The ACLU is a nonpartisan non-profit organization works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States, through litigation, lobbying, and community education.

Bend The Arc: Bend the Arc engages people and communities throughout the United States in creating economic opportunity and promoting social justice. Bend the Arc is building a national movement that pursues justice as a core expression of Jewish tradition. It invests to revitalize neighborhoods, organize in communities across lines of race and faith, and train Jewish and interfaith social justice leaders.

Beyond Bars – A Project of Brave New Foundation: Using new media and internet video campaigns, Brave New Films has created a quick-strike capability that informs the public, challenges corporate media with the truth, and motivates people to take action on social issues nationwide.

Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB): Californians United for a Responsible Budget (CURB) is a broad-based coalition of over 40 organizations seeking to CURB prison spending by reducing the number of people in prison and the number of prisons in the state.

Drug Policy Alliance: The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is the nation’s leading organization promoting drug policies that are grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.

Justice Not Jails: Justice Not Jails is a multi-year campaign designed to aggregate and enhance the faith community’s involvement in working against racialized mass incarceration in California.

KPFK 90.7 FM: Listener-supported progressive radio serving Southern California from the Mexico border to Santa Barbara to China Lake since 1959 with an eclectic schedule of world music, talk radio, and public affairs programming.

UCLA School of Law Critical Race Studies Program: UCLA Law’s Critical Race Studies (CRS) program is the premier institutional setting for the study of the intersection between race and the law.  Anchored by the most renowned scholars whose research represents the cutting edge of Critical Race Theory, it is the only program of its kind in the United States.



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