individual artists on pan y rosas support the following organizations and encourage you to take the time to learn more about them.
American Civil Liberties Union
For almost 100 years, the ACLU has worked to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Assata’s Daughters is a grassroots intergenerational collective of radical Black women located in the city of Chicago. We identify our work as part of the larger Black Lives Matter movement. Our programs aim to escalate, deepen, and sustain this movement for collective liberation.
Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter is a chapter-based national organization working for the validity of Black life. We are working to (re)build the Black liberation movement.
Chicago Abortion Fund
For over 30 years, Chicago Abortion Fund (CAF) has provided financial support to people needing assistance paying for an abortion. We boldly affirm a person’s right to choose whether to parent or not and that right should not be determined because of age, race, marital status – and most importantly, economic status. We support reproductive justice.
Council on American-Islamic Relations
CAIR’s mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
GirlForward is a community of support dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.
House of Ruth Maryland
The House of Ruth Maryland leads the fight to end violence against women and their children by confronting the attitudes, behaviors and systems that perpetuate it, and by providing victims with the services necessary to rebuild their lives safely and free of fear.
Mind – the mental health charity
Mind provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. They campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.
Planned Parenthood is a trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world. Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide.
RefugeeOne is a refugee resettlement agency that provides a full range of services to refugees resettled in the Chicago area. Our primary focus is to assist the refugee in becoming an independent, self-supporting member of the new community as soon as possible.
Resonance is a ground-breaking 24/7 broadcast platform which exists to encourage creativity through radio. Its resources are open to a wide range of artists, art forms and diverse communities. Resonance’s expert, arts-focused programmes challenge, inspire and transform people’s creative and listening experiences. Resonance not only provides a radical and prolific alternative to mainstream broadcasting – it’s also an invaluable community resource, offering studio space, skills training and creative opportunities to hundreds of engaged volunteers, artists and curators.
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. SRLP is a collective organization founded on the understanding that gender self-determination is inextricably intertwined with racial, social and economic justice. Therefore, we seek to increase the political voice and visibility of low-income people and people of color who are transgender, intersex, or gender non-conforming. SRLP works to improve access to respectful and affirming social, health, and legal services for our communities. We believe that in order to create meaningful political participation and leadership, we must have access to basic means of survival and safety from violence.
TECHNE is a national arts education organization whose primary programs introduce young female-identified women and girls from all backgrounds to technology-focused art making, musical improvisation, and community collaboration. As part of our objective to embed social justice issues into our work, TECHNE delivers its programming through partnerships with local, grassroots arts organizations that share an aligned commitment to racial and gender equity.