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.

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Join us on March 6th for an important discussion on “Black Safety: 365.”

Hosted by Black Freedom Collective: Safety Committee, this virtual community conversation will be facilitated by Emergent Justice Director, Elisheva Johnson and include panelists: Kamau Franklin of Community Movement Builders, CJ Lawrence of Black With No Chaser (BWNC), Aramis Sundiata of Peoples’ Justice Project (PJP), Dawn Blagrove of Emancipate NC, Roshawn Evans of Pure Justice

Register: https://act.communitychangeaction.org/a/bsp

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MPSC approves much smaller rate increase for DTE after activists pushed back: Panel OKs $30.6M increase, company asked for $388M hike

BY: ALLISON R. DONAHUE – NOVEMBER 21, 2022 12:18 PM, MICHIGAN ADVANCE The Michigan Public Service Commission authorized last week DTE Electric Co. to implement a $30.6 million rate increase effective Friday — but that’s significantly less than the company’s original request.  In January, DTE Electric filed an application seeking a $388 million rate increase, but opponents in…

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Interrupt the School to Prison Pipeline as a member of our Wayne County Participatory Defense HUB Team. The Wayne County HUB will focus on adolescents who have either been charged with crimes or are facing punitive measures, such as suspension or expulsion from the public school system. Participatory Defense works with the youth, their family…