Advocacy Organizations

The organizations found here fight for social and legal justice for many different groups of marginalized individuals, including adults and youth who are female, non-white, religious, LGBTQ+, trauma survivors, and/or have disabilities. Collectively, they provide legislative presence, safe spaces, suicide prevention, career assistance, empowerment and leadership workshops and programs, and nondiscriminatory services, such as healthcare, housing, immigration, business assistance, and legal representation.

The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University

Building upon the achievements of Stanford University’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Papers Project, the King Institute supports a broad range of activities illuminating Dr. King’s life and the movements he inspired.

American Civil Liberties Union

The ACLU has works to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.

Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.

Sylvia Rivera Law Project

The Sylvia Rivera Law Project works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.