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.
Movement for Black Lives
The Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) formed in December of 2014, was created as a space for Black organizations across the country to debate and discuss the current political conditions, develop shared assessments of what political interventions were necessary in order to achieve key policy, cultural and political wins, convene organizational leadership in order to debate and co-create a shared movement wide strategy. Under the fundamental idea that we can achieve more together than we can separately.
Catching Lives is an independent charity aimed at supporting the rough sleepers, homeless and vulnerably housed in Canterbury and East Kent; those who have, for many reasons, fallen through the gaps in society and feel they have nowhere else to turn.
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.
City Harvest exists to end hunger in communities throughout New York City. We do this through food rescue and distribution, education, and other practical, innovative solutions.
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.
Center for Changing Lives
Too often resource and economic opportunity limit participants’ choices and capacity to achieve their vision and goals. Center for Changing Lives partners with participants to uncover possibilities, overcome barriers, and realize their potential. Its work includes coaching on financial, employment and resource mobilization goals that enhance lives, training and skill enhancement opportunities, and advocacy and organizing on economic policy and practices that open up opportunities and resources.
Code Tenderloin removes barriers that keep people from securing long term employment, such as: finances, legal, soft skills, childcare, transportation, and education.
Deborah’s Place is Chicago’s largest provider of supportive housing for single women experiencing homelessness. We open doors to housing, healing, and hope.
Freesound aims to create a huge collaborative database of audio snippets, samples, recordings, bleeps, … released under Creative Commons licenses that allow their reuse. We also aim to create an open database of sounds that can also be used for scientific research.
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.
NARAL Pro-Choice America
The 2.5 million members of NARAL Pro-Choice America fight for reproductive freedom for every person in every state. Each day, we organize and mobilize to protect that freedom by fighting for access to abortion care, birth control, paid parental leave and protections from pregnancy discrimination.
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.
Ronald McDonald House
Since 1974, RMHC has created programs that strengthen families during difficult times. RMHC provides vital resources and compassionate care to children and their families being served by leading hospitals worldwide. Core RMHC programs — Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald Family Room, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile programs — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care. RMHC helped lessen the burden for millions of families in 2018.
Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago
Sex Workers Outreach Project Chicago [SWOP-Chicago] is a grassroots organization dedicated to improving the lives of current and former sex workers in the Chicago area, on and off of the job.
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.
Tempe Community Action Agency
Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA) improves the quality of life for the people we serve by helping them to alleviate a crisis and transition to greater economic independence.
Transgender Law Center
Transgender Law Center (TLC) is the largest national trans-led organization changing law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression.
Ubuntu Women Shelter
Ubuntu Women Shelter is a Glasgow-based charity started in 2018 with the aim of supporting women facing forced destitution and dehumanisation by the UK’s immigration system. We are the first specialist service in the UK run and managed by people with lived experience of migration, asylum or destitution. We represent 11 cultures, speak 14 languages and between us, we have more than 10 years of shared experience supporting destitute women.