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Emergent Justice was founded by and is led by a Black woman. Our work is guided by her vision for interrupting systems of injustice and informed by the concerns of the people we organize with – system-impacted, multi-generational, BIPOC people traumatized by racial injustice. 

Our campaigns are carried out by a team of BIPOC paid staff and volunteers that includes directly impacted people who are using their life experience and strengths to change the narrative and create positive change. Together, we are creating a culture of unity, hope and resilience in people’s lives and communities.

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Protesters Target Michigan Businesses Over Voter Suppression

State business and political elites at the Mackinac Policy Conference were challenged by community groups over a Republican plan to pass new restrictions on elections and circumvent a veto from the governor. David Moore, @ppolitics JUN 2, 2022 1:12PM EDT In Michigan this week, activists with the Defend Black Voters coalition held a series of… Continue reading Protesters Target Michigan Businesses Over Voter Suppression

Black activists protest voting restrictions by land, air and sea at Mackinac Conference

BY: ALLISON R. DONAHUE AND LAINA G. STEBBINS – JUNE 2, 2022 3:30 PM For a period of time on Tuesday, attendees ferrying to the Mackinac Island Policy Conference were confronted with a protest banner hung from the Round Island Passage Lighthouse: “Loepp, pledge to defend Black voters.” The banner drop, put up by the Defend Black Voters coalition and… Continue reading Black activists protest voting restrictions by land, air and sea at Mackinac Conference

Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression

by Ken Coleman, Michigan AdvanceDecember 2, 2021 The Defend Black Voters Coalition on Thursday in Detroit called on Michigan companies to cut off funding to legislators who support what they described as “voter suppression legislation.”  “These businesses have made statements supporting Black Lives Matter or opposing voter suppression,” said Jennifer Disla, Detroit Action co-executive director… Continue reading Coalition calls for Michigan businesses to stop funding voter suppression