Racial Economic Justice
The Racial Economic Justice Program empowers Black and Brown workers who are discriminated against and economically exploited. We protect and advance the civil rights of people of color in the workplace and beyond, with the aim of building a world with racial equity, solidarity, respect, dignity, and economic justice for all. We seek systems change through policy advocacy, legal services, organizing, community education, and litigation.
We offer free, confidential advice through our Racial Economic Justice and California Central Valley helplines, represent individuals in low-wage jobs and industries, litigate race discrimination cases, and organize and educate workers to fight against discrimination and vindicate their rights under Ban the Box and Fair Chance laws. We also advocate for systems and policy change to challenge structural racism and advance the rights of marginalized workers, including workers of color and persons with arrest or conviction records in California and beyond.