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Justice System Reform

REPORT: North Carolina’s Education System Stuck in Cycle of Racism 

DURHAM (May 1, 2024) – Significant racial disparities continue to infect North Carolina’s school system, disproportionately impacting students of color, according to Southern Coalition for Social Justice’s 2022-23 Racial Equity Report Cards, or RERCs.   The RERCs provide annual insight into how school systems are achieving equity in three categories: career and college preparedness, short-term suspensions,…

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Environmental Justice

SCSJ Presents Environmental Tools at Sampson County Science Fair

CLINTON (April 29, 2024) – Sampson County became a nexus for environmental activism and empowerment as researchers and advocates gathered to present their findings to community members at the Sampson County Science Fair. The event — spearheaded by Southern Coalition for Social Justice in collaboration with the Environmental Justice Community Action Network (EJCAN) — shed…

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Many of the voting rights success stories across the South have been the result of small but mighty organizations working tirelessly and fearlessly to make sure all voices are heard, despite efforts from politicians in many places to suppress the vote, particularly among communities of color.

Mitchell Brown, SOLVE Network Coordinator and Senior Counsel for Voting Rights at SCSJ

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Justice System Reform

Move the Monument Coalition Edenton-Chowan

Case Summary: SCSJ and Emancipate NC are representing Move the Monument Coalition Edenton-Chowan in their fight to remove a Confederate soldier statute from the town’s historic waterfront. The Coalition took root on June 19, 2021 – Juneteenth, which commemorates the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, nearly two and a half years after…

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