Emergent Justice

Storytellers of the Movement


Emergent Justice is a nonprofit social justice organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering communities to address issues that affect their lives. We are narrative and communications strategists, artists, and community organizers dedicated to advancing social justice and equity.

We believe that our collective investments in housing, education, health, transportation, food security, and jobs will fail if we do not also proactively work to divest this nation’s resources from criminalization. Therefore, we elevate stories of those directly impacted by mass incarceration

As Storytellers of the Movement, our hope is to build capacity around racial justice storytelling in a way that drives sustainable change.

Latest News

Social justice coalition fights utility rate hike requests

BY: KEN COLEMAN – JULY 28, 2022 12:31 PM The Defend Black Voters Coalition during a public meeting in Detroit on Wednesday called for the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to reject energy rate increases for two utilities.  The action came as MPSC considered a request for leading utility companies DTE and Consumers Energy to secure rate increases […]

Blue Cross Blue Shield slammed for donating to Michigan lawmakers who push election lies, voting restrictions

By¬†Steve Neavling¬†on Wed, Jul 20, 2022 at 12:14 pm Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan has come under fire for continuing to donate to the campaigns of lawmakers who are pushing voting restrictions and lies about widespread election fraud. The Defend Black Voters Coalition identified $329,000 in contributions from BCBSM to politicians who have pushed […]