The purpose of the Institute for Black Justice (IBJ) is to relentlessly pursue equity and justice for all.
The IBJ's mission is three-fold:
CHIMES FAMILY ADVOCACY
The IBJ's CHIMES (Community is Here Intervening for More Equitable Solutions) support families by "showing up" in court to observe court administration. Trained volunteers leverage the power of presence to challenge racial injustice in the courts, and to accelerate justice system transformation.
SOCIAL JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONAL CONSULTING
The IBJ provides educational and consulting resources to organizations to remove systemic and institutional barriers to equity, and to improve overall service delivery to families most impacted by racism, poverty and injustice.
YOUNG ADULT SOCIAL JUSTICE LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The IBJ's Annual Freedom Summer Symposium is a virtual, social justice event targeting the 18-35 demographic, social justice activists, and aspiring leaders. The event allows young adults to apply human-centered design to a compelling social justice challenge as part of a paid 3-day experience.
BLACK ROBE PODCAST
The purpose of the Black Robe podcast is to educate, inform and judge the criminal justice system and its impacts. Hosts Anzhane Slaughter and Carol Mitchell represent the Black community's response to current events, changes in law and government action. See more at the Black Robe tab.