Orgs

Organizations and resources we’ve referenced on the show or are interested in

Civil Rights

American Civil Liberties Union
“For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.”

Southern Poverty Law Center
“The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.”

Council on American-Islamic Relations
“CAIR’s vision is to be a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding. CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.”

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

The Bail Project
“A five-year national expansion culminating in a network of 40 local teams working with partners in high-need jurisdictions to pay bail for over a thousand people per site per year.”

Yemen

Charities Responding to the Humanitarian Crisis in Yemen
“The ongoing armed conflict is having a deep economic impact on the country. Many people are not able to afford food for themselves and their families. And, deteriorating infrastructure has made it difficult to deliver aid and supplies–including food, water, medical items, and fuel–to individuals and families caught up in the midst of violence. As a result, thousands of civilians have died and many more on the brink of the worst famine in 100 years.”

Islamic Relief USA
“IRUSA donors heard the call coming out of Yemen and responded when we declared an emergency. March 2018 marks three years since conflict escalated in the region. Ever since, IRUSA has been delivering life-saving aid to people in dangerous areas like Ta’iz, Saa’da, and Aden. IRUSA donors have helped thousands of people in Yemen.”

Support Yemen
“We are an independent media collective engaged in using video to tell our under-told and under-heard struggles. We are young Yemeni female and male organizers, activists, journalists, videographers, photographers, and bloggers who are passionate about using creative communication strategies as a tool for social change. Our work is guided by the collective vision and goals of our community to build a free and just world.”

Addiction Treatment

DrugRehab.com
“Alcohol addiction is a disease that changes the way the brain works. It causes negative emotions, impulsive behavior, cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Treatment for alcohol addiction includes supervised detox, counseling and therapy, and support group participation.” (Read More)

Black Lives

Black Lives Matter
“The Black Lives Matter Global Network is a chapter-based, member-led organization whose mission is to build local power and to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes.”

The Safety and Justice Challenge
“The Safety and Justice Challenge is providing support to local leaders from across the country who are determined to tackle one of the greatest drivers of over-incarceration in America—the misuse and overuse of jails.”

Women’s Lives

Planned Parenthood
“Planned Parenthood is one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality, affordable health care, and the nation’s largest provider of sex education. We offer compassionate care, backed by medical experts and more than 100 years of research in reproductive health.”

RAINN
“RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and leading authority on sexual violence. We are a dynamic organization comprised of experts in victim services, public education, public policy, consulting services, and technology. Our team works together to provide best-in-class services for survivors, inform and educate the nation about sexual violence, and improve the public policy and criminal justice response to sexual violence.”

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.”

DrugRehab.com
“Domestic violence, also known as intimate partner violence, affects millions of people in the United States. It occurs when an individual causes sexual, physical or psychological harm to a current or former partner or spouse.” (Read More)

Immigration

RAICES
“The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families and refugees in Central and South Texas. RAICES is the largest immigration non-profit in Texas with offices in Austin, Corpus, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.”

Immigration Defense Project
The Immigrant Defense Project works to secure fairness and justice for immigrants in the United States. We aim to abolish a racially biased criminal legal system that violates basic human rights and an immigration system that every year tears hundreds of thousands of immigrants with convictions from their homes, their families, and their communities.

Trans Lives

Transgender Law Center
“Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people. Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender nonconforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation.”

Trans Lifeline
“Trans Lifeline is a national trans-led organization dedicated to improving the quality of trans lives by responding to the critical needs of our community with direct service, material support, advocacy, and education. Our vision is to fight the epidemic of trans suicide and improve overall life-outcomes of trans people by facilitating justice-oriented, collective community aid.”

Transition Surgery GoFundMes (there’s always one)

Mental Illness/Suicide Prevention

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
“AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide. Learn more about AFSP’s mission and history or select one of the items below to discover how we accomplish our work.”

National Alliance on Mental Illness
“NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.”

Education

Five Ways to Support Your Local Public Schools” (The Huffington Post)

DonorsChoose.org
“We make it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need, moving us closer to a nation where students in every community have the tools and experiences they need for a great education.”

Adopt a Classroom
“All students deserve to have the tools they need to learn. Together, we make that possible.”

Feminist Frequency
“Today, Feminist Frequency is a not-for-profit educational organization that analyzes modern media’s relationship to societal issues such as gender, race, and sexuality. Our videos encourage viewers to critically engage with mass media. We also provide resources for media makers to improve their works of fiction, and a new web series called The FREQ Show, that connects popular culture to contemporary social and political issues.”

Journalism/Publications

Everyday Feminism
Everyday Feminism seeks to support caring individuals and communities who see every person, including ourselves, as full human beings who deserve to be free to pursue our own happiness and meaning in life.”

Women Write About Comics
WWAC employs a diverse group of intersectional, international feminists to provide an equally diverse insight into the world of comic book culture and the comic book industry at large. We’re committed to giving our readers diverse, interesting, critical and fun content on comic books, the comic industry, books, comic book culture, and a look into differing geeky lifestyles.”