Racial Equity Resource Guide


Southern Poverty Law Center

Montgomery, AL

The Southern Poverty law Center is a non-profit civil rights organization dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of society. It was founded to ensure that the promises of the civil rights movement became a reality for all. It employs a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice:

  • It tracks the activities of hate groups and domestic terrorists across America, and it launches innovative lawsuits that seek to destroy networks of radical extremists.
  • It uses the courts and other forms of advocacy to win systemic reforms on behalf of victims of bigotry and discrimination.
  • It provides educators with free resources that teach children to reject hate, embrace diversity and respect differences.

It operates a number of programs, including Teaching Tolerance, which is dedicated to reducing prejudice, improving intergroup relations, and supporting equitable school experiences for our nation's children. It provides free educational materials, including films and other classroom tools, to teachers and other school practitioners in the U.S. and abroad. Its magazine, Teaching Tolerance, is sent to 400,000 educators twice annually, in September and January, and tens of thousands of educators use its free curricular kits. More than 10,000 schools participate in its annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day program. Web-exclusive offerings include downloadable curricula, other classroom activities, and materials for youth and parents/guardians.

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