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Advocates for Civil, Human and Migrants Rights

Human rights is a fundamental need. It should be a priority in the government’s agendas, but it is not. Most people in the world are subjected to inhumane situations due to the failure of inclusion and little understanding of individual needs. Discrimination of immigrants and migrants is a violation of human rights.

However, most governments are silent when it comes to this type of discrimination. It’s visible from the high number of extrajudicial killings, violence towards migrants, racial profiling and denial of entry into the country as well as basic amenities. There are policies in place that support some of this action created by the government.

This lack of aid has led to the creation of some organizations. Most organizations advocate for specific needs and are located all over the world but mostly where they are immediate need of their services. Some of the needs promoted are civil rights, human rights, and migrants rights. Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO) is one of this organizations

Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO)

It is an organization that offers people a media platform and training on how to facilitate activism and provides communication channels that are useful in the fight against civil and human rights.(CTWO) Dates back in the 80s having been founded by Gary Delgado and Hulbert James. Read more: Phoenix New Time

It got inspiration from the social, economic and political factors facing the people of color in the previous decade. It is an overall organization covering almost if not all the issues faced by third world citizens. The founder’s vision was in the pursuit of justice for the people of color.

By the late 90s (CTWO) had launched some projects in support of their mission; campaigning for community safety and police accountability (CCSPA), community action training (CAT), just to mention a few. These projects were just the start of other similar projects that focused mostly on equipping the public on winning media battles.

By 2013 they would offer two months pilot fellowships, and in 5 weeks the trainees would work directly with organizations around them, thy would use video media to communicate on various incidents and also educate on how to respond to events from political to attacks.
Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund.

The Larkin and Lacey Frontera fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Lacey and Larkin are also the co-founders of village voice media and the New York times. The fund is dedicated to migrant settlement throughout Arizona. It’s worth over $ 3 million dollars. This fund was from their arrest by Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

They were detained and jailed at midnight due to their revelation of a grand jury that sought journalists’ notes in him. Furthermore, that board demanded the identities of the readers of articles in the online New York times on the sheriff. Larkin and Lacey sued and defeated the united states.

The fund is therefore dedicated to funding organizations that advocate for migrants rights and civic participation throughout Arizona up to the Mexican border. This fund promotes organizations like Center for Third World Organizing (CTWO).

Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/blogs/az-aclu-honors-new-times-founders-jim-larkin-and-mike-lacey-as-civil-libertarians-of-the-year-6500737
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/immigration/2014/12/16/proceeds-arpaio-suit-fund-asu-journalism-chair/20480479/