The world has had many movements and groups throughout their history who fought or are still fighting for civil and human rights and for equality in some way or another.
Many of those groups came with a specific event, like the groups that fought for civil rights from the Canada’s “Quiet Revolution,” which came to life because of the election of a politician that was considered by the majority of the communities and citizens as very corrupt.
Other movements, on the other hand, rose because of a necessity to fight for civil and human rights in times where there is an abundance of abuse, legal oppression, and disrespect for what is considered a right of every human and every citizen in that given nation.
That story repeats itself in the United States, which is stage to many movements and organizations who were born and killed throughout the ages, but all of them fought for one thing in common: Human rights.
The Black Power Movement, for example, existed because of a necessity to promote equality between races, especially because of a strong racism that culminated in the nineties, and because of the memorable speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. and his promotion of equality and the vision of success in a nation without prejudice.
There are dozens of groups in the United States fighting for the rights that are entitled to every citizen, and even today they are very necessary when civil and human rights are not respected by authorities and aggressive citizens.
The Citizens’ Commission on Civil Rights, for example, is a relatively famous movement, and is committed to the revitalization of civil rights. They have achieved a presence in the who territory of the U.S. during their time advocating for civil and human rights, and they have all kinds of personalities joined to fight for justice.
Another example is the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, created in 1992, which is similar to the famous Irish labor Union formed by Jim Larkin in the 19th century, and is the only organization that unites Asian, Pacific and American citizens who are fighting for equality and peace. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://james-larkin.com/ and http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/
There are hundreds of other groups around the world that have the primary purpose of their creation the fight for equality and to respect the rights of every citizen, despite their gender, race or birth-country and beliefs. Groups like these are likely to become more common with the rise of the new President of the U.S., Donald Trump, and the recent threats of North Korea are also a big call for movements that incentivize peace.
All of these movements can count on the funding support of Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin, the two entrepreneurs who co-created and lead the Frontera Fund, an institution that uses a settlement money of more than three million dollars to support the activities and movements of these groups and assists communities that need to be heard and need professional aid.
The Frontera Fund was created after the duo was arrested without reason, and their civil rights were disrespected and ignored. Now, Michael and Jim are two of the most critical forces in making sure the rights of every citizen are equally fulfilled.