Resources for the Ready.
Andre Koen, MA has many resourses and connections that will provide you with an "no excussess" approach to teaching and learning.
Andre helps government and educational organizations manage and train staff, employees, and clients on diversity issues without blame, fault, or guilt. His courses teach individuals to dissect, analyze, and make meaning of the issues that challenge them in a fair, balanced way that can be heard and understood. He motivates individuals to create something collaboratively.
Professional Practice: Diversity and Inclusion Consultant, amhorizons.com
Select Presentations: "Bullying and Intimidation Intervention"
"Creating a Respectful Environment"
"Conflict Sensitivity Coaching"
"Sexual Harassment and the Hostile Work Environment"
Academic History (higher ed experience):
Bethel University-School of education
National American University - Strategies for Successful Thinking
MN School of Business -Interpersonal Communications
Rasmussen College- Keys to College Success
Areas of Interest: Diversity and Inclusion, Cultural Competence, Organizational Development and Personal Effectiveness
THE ALLIANCE FOR JUSTICE
11 Dupont Circle, NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036 Phone: 202-822-6070 email@example.com
The Alliance for Justice's "First Monday" events brings together young people on the Supreme Court's first day in session to discuss one issue of critical national importance. This year, the subject is "Civil Rights in a New America." Click here to learn more.
AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION
125 Broad Street, 18th floor New York, NY 10004
(212) 549-2500 firstname.lastname@example.org
The ACLU is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established to defend the civil rights of all Americans as set forth in the Bill of Rights.
322 8th Avenue, New York, NY 10001
(212) 807-8400 email@example.com
Amnesty International is dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances," and abolishing the death penalty throughout the world.
823 United Nations Plaza, New York, NY 10017
The Anti-Defamation League is one of the leading organizations to fight anti-Semitism, bigotry, and extremism. The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike..
HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH
350 5th Ave., 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118
(212) 290 4700, firstname.lastname@example.org
Human Rights Watch is an independent, nongovernmental organization committed to the protection of human rights around the world. In more than 70 countries worldwide, we investigate human rights abuses and hold guilty parties accountable. Through research, advocacy and public outreach and education we enlist the public and international community to support the cause of global human rights for all.
LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE ON CIVIL RIGHTS
> CIVILRIGHTS.ORG > UNITEDAGAINSTHATE.ORG
1629 K Street NW, Suite 1010, Washington DC 20006
(202) 466-3311, http://www.civilrights.org/talk_to_us.html
For almost a half century, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights has led the fight for equal opportunity and social justice. Founded on the eve of historic victories in the struggle against racial discrimination, the Leadership Conference has become the nerve-center for the struggle against discrimination in all its forms.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
475 Riverside Drive, Room 670, New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-2376, email@example.com
The NCC's Executive Board has approved the following justice priorities for 2000-2001: The elimination of racial violence and injustice and the building of a racially and culturally inclusive society, the eradication of poverty, especially among women and children, and the improvement of health, quality of life and survival of the planet.
SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER
400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104
Tolerance.org is a web project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit organization that combats intolerance and discrimination through education and litigation. The Center's programs include Teaching Tolerance, the Intelligence Project and the Civil Rights Memorial, which honors 41 martyrs in the struggle for human rights. Write to us at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or SPLC, 400.
EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES
1663 Mission Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94103
Toll-free Advice & Counseling Line: 800-839-4ERA,email@example.com
Based in San Francisco, ERA works to achieve women's economic security through litigation, public education, legislative advocacy, public policy analysis and advice & counseling. ERA works in coalition with other organizations to achieve public policy goals that reflect the concerns and needs of diverse communities.
P.O. Box 20646
Columbus Circle Station
New York, NY 10023
(212) 586-0906, firstname.lastname@example.org
EQUALITY NOW is an international human rights organization dedicated to action for the civil, political, economic and social rights of girls and women.
FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION ONLINE
1600 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 801
Arlington, VA 22209
The Feminist Majority Foundation views feminism as a global movement dedicated to equality and seeks to eliminate discrimination of all kinds-- sex, race, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, disability, and marital status. The Feminist Majority Foundation advocates non-violence and works to eliminate social and economic injustice.
GENDER EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY
P.O. Box 33724
Decatur, GA 30033-0724
GEA is committed to the civil rights, health and well-being of all members of its diverse community. Accordingly, GEA is dedicated to providing an array of information services, educational materials, advocacy training and technical assistance of the highest quality. GEA pledges compassionate support and passionate advocacy on behalf of transsexual and transgendered persons in their journeys toward health of body and mind and in their pursuit of personal freedom, including the freedom to alter their bodies and change their gender roles.
1638 R Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009-6446
GenderPAC is the national advocacy organization working to ensure Americans right to their gender free from stereotypes, discrimination and violence, regardless of how they look, act or dress or how others perceive their sex or sexual orientation.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WORKING WOMEN
231 West Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 900
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203-2308
(414) 274-0925, NAWW9to5@execpc.com
9to5, National Association of Working Women is a national, grassroots membership organization that strengthens women's ability to work for economic justice. Founded in1973, 9to5 has activists in more than 200 cities and members in every state.
NATIONAL COMMITTEE ON PAY EQUITY (NCPE)
1126 16th Street, NW, Suite 411
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 331-7343, email@example.com
The National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), founded in 1979, is the national membership coalition of over 180 organizations, including labor unions, women's and civil rights organizations, religious, professional, education and legal associations, commissions on women, state and local pay equity coalitions and individual women and men working to eliminate sex- and race-based wage discrimination and to acheive pay equity.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN
733 15th St NW, 2nd floor
Washington DC 20005
(202) 628-8669 (628-8NOW), firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW is dedicated to making legal, political, social and economic change in our society in order to eliminate sexism and end all oppression.
RAPE, ABUSE & INCEST NATIONAL NETWORK (RAINN)
635-B Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operates America's only national hotline for survivors of sexual assault. The hotline 1-800.656.HOPE offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.
WOMEN LEADERS ONLINE
PO Box 11019
Washington, DC 20008, http://www.wlo.org/feedback.html
The Women Leaders Online is the first and largest women's advocacy group created on the internet, concerned with empowering women in politics, society, the economy, the media and cyberspace, building a network of one million women (and sympathetic men), publishing regular action alerts on crucial issues, organizing non-partisan grassroots lobbying and voter education, and encouraging pro-woman candidates.
AMERICAN JEWISH COMMITTEE
Jacob Blaustein Building
165 East 56 Street
New York, NY 10022
 751-4000, email@example.com
The American Jewish Committee works to safeguard the welfare and security of Jews throughout the world and strengthen the basic principles of pluralism around the world. AJC works to make real the promise of equal opportunity, uphold the separation of religion and state, defend our American heritage of religious liberty, and insure respect for the dignity of every individual.
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017
The Anti-Defamation League is one of the leading organizations to fight anti-Semitism, bigotry, and extremism. The mission of the Anti-Defamation League is "to stop the defamation of the Jewish people, to secure justice and fair treatment to all citizens alike."
CATHOLIC LEAGUE FOR RELIGIOUS AND CIVIL RIGHTS
450 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10123
The Catholic League is the nation's largest Catholic civil rights organization. The Catholic League defends the right of Catholics - lay and clergy alike - to participate in American public life without defamation or discrimination. Motivated by the letter and the spirit of the First Amendment, the Catholic League works to safeguard both the religious freedom rights and the free speech rights of Catholics whenever and wherever they are threatened.
COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS
453 New Jersey SE
Washington, DC 20003
(202) 488-8787, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is a non-profit, grassroots membership organization. CAIR was established to promote a positive image of Islam and Muslims in America. CAIR is dedicated to presenting an Islamic perspective on issues of importance to the American public. In offering that perspective, CAIR seeks to empower the Muslim community in America through political and social activism.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF CHURCHES
475 Riverside Drive, Room 670
New York, NY 10115
(212) 870-2376, email@example.com
The NCC is the nation's leading organization in the movement for Christian unity. The NCC works for peace and justice in the United States, addressing issues ranging from poverty and racism, to the environment, family ministries, and much more. Through the NCC, members join with partners in more than 80 countries, including the United States, in ministries of disaster relief, development and refugee assistance; unity, justice, education, and public witness.
SIKH MEDIAWATCH AND RESOURCE TASKFORCE
P.O. Box 1761
Germantown, MD 20875-1761
(301) 428-3593, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sikh Mediawatch and Resource Task Force (SMART) is a Washington, DC-based Sikh advocacy group. SMART educates the Sikh American community about its civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights, and works to protect and promote these rights. SMART is ultimately dedicated towards the betterment of the Sikh American community and its active participation in the greater American polity.
SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTER
9760 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 553-9036, email@example.com
In November 1977, the Simon Wiesenthal Center was founded. Today, together with its world renowned Museum of Tolerance, it is a 400,000 member strong international center for Holocaust remembrance, the defense of human rights and the Jewish people. With offices throughout the world, the Wiesenthal Center carries on the continuing fight against bigotry and antisemitism and pursues an active agenda of related contemporary issues.
P.O. Box 77665
San Francisco, CA 94107
(415) 436-0212, http://www.about-face.org/feedback.html
About-Face is a media literacy organization focused on the impact mass media has on the physical, mental and emotional well being of women and girls. Through practical and activist methods we challenge our culture's overemphasis on physical appearance. By encouraging critical thinking about the media, and personal empowerment, About-Face works to engender positive body-esteem in girls and women of all ages, sizes, races and backgrounds.
BODY IMAGE TASK FORCE
PO Box 360196
Melbourne, FL 32936-0196, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Body Image Task Force is dedicated to promoting the concept of positive body image for all people, and the right of all people to live and work free from institutionalized discrimination based on body shape, height, weight or physical appearance. BITF will fight looksism in all its forms, affirming that all people have their own unique beauty, and work to bring that understanding to the larger society.
COUNCIL ON SIZE & WEIGHT DISCRIMINATION
P.O. Box 305
Mount Marion, NY 12456
914-679-1209, email@example.com The goal of the Council on Size and Weight Discrimination is to influence public opinion and policy in order to end discrimination based on prejudicial standards of body weight, size or shape.
LITTLE PEOPLE OF AMERICA
Lubbock, TX 79408
(888) LPA-2001 (English and Spanish),LPADataBase@juno.com
Little People of America, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. LPA offers information on employment, education, disability rights, adoption of short-statured children, medical issues, clothing, adaptive devices, and parenting tips.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TO ADVANCE FAT ACCEPTANCE
PO BOX 188620
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 558-6880, firstname.lastname@example.org
NAAFA is a non-profit human rights organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for fat people. NAAFA has been working since 1969 to eliminate discrimination based on body size and provide fat people with the tools for self-empowerment through public education, advocacy, and member support.
AMERICANS FOR A SOCIETY FREE FROM AGE RESTRICTIONS (ASFAR)
Post Office Box 11358
Chicago, IL 60611-0358, email@example.com
ASFAR is an organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal civil rights of youth. ASFAR fights the voting age, curfew laws, and other laws that limit the freedom of young people.
CANADIAN YOUTH RIGHTS ASSOCIATION (CYRA)
27 Bainbridge Avenue
Nepean, ON, K2G 3T1
CYRA envisions a country where all people will be treated equally and equitably regardless of age. The purpose of CYRA is to promote the elimination and/or reform of laws, policies, and attitudes that limit the freedom of young people in Canada.
CENTER FOR ADVOCACY FOR THE RIGHTS AND INTERESTS OF THE ELDERLY (CARIE)
1315 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
CARIE's mission is to improve the well being, rights, and autonomy of older persons through advocacy, education, and action.
CHILDREN'S DEFENSE FUND
25 E Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 628-8787, firstname.lastname@example.org
The mission of the Children's Defense Fund is to Leave No Child Behind and to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start, and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves. CDF pays particular attention to the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AREA AGENCIES ON AGING (N4A)
927 15th Street NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (N4A) is the umbrella organization for the 655 area agencies on aging (AAAs) and more than 230 Title VI Native American aging programs in the U.S. N4A's primary mission is to build the capacity of its members to help older persons and persons with disabilities live with dignity and choices in their homes and communities for as long as possible.
NATIONAL COUNCIL ON AGING/ THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF OLDER WORKER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES
409 Third St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20024
NCOA is the nation's first association of organizations and professionals dedicated to promoting the dignity, self-determination, well being, and contributions of older persons. Its mission is to ensure that all individuals, regardless of age, are allowed to use their skills and talents as productive and contributing members of the work force.
NATIONAL SENIOR CITIZENS LAW CENTER
1101 14th St., NW Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-6976, email@example.com
The National Senior Citizens Law Center advocates nationwide to promote the independence and well-being of low-income elderly individuals, as well as persons with disabilities, with particular emphasis on women and racial and ethnic minorities.
OLD LESBIANS ORGANIZING FOR CHANGE (OLOC)
P. O. Box 980422
Houston, TX 77098, firstname.lastname@example.org
OLOC is a national organization of regional groups for lesbians 60 and over with a national leadership centered in the OLOC Steering Committee. OLOC is committed to empowering old lesbians in the common struggle to: confront ageism within its own and the larger community.
OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE (OWL)
666 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 783-6686 (for DC Area) or (800) 825-3695
OWL strives to improve the status and quality of life for midlife and older women. OWL is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through a chapter network.
Race and Ethnic Diversity
100 BLACK MEN
41 Auburn Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30303
The 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African-American community based upon the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice and integrity.
AMERICAN-ARAB ANTI-DISCRIMINATION COMMITTEE
4201 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 244-2990, ADC@adc.org
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) is a civil rights organization committed to defending the rights of people of Arab descent and promoting their rich cultural heritage. ADC offers counseling in cases of discrimination and defamation and selected impact litigation in the areas of immigration. ADC is at the forefront combating defamation and negative stereotyping of Arab Americans in the media and wherever else it is practiced.
ASIAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE & EDUCATION FUND
99 Hudson St., 12th Floor
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-5932, http://www.aaldef.org/contact.html
Founded in 1974, the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is the first legal rights organization on the East Coast serving Asian Americans. AALDEF was founded by a group of lawyers, law students and community activists who believed that the law should be used as a tool to achieve social and economic justice for Asian Americans and all Americans.
COLOMBIAN AMERICAN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
3138 Coral Way
Miami, FL 33145
(305) 448-2272, email@example.com
The Colombian American Service Association was established to assist and support the Hispanic community. CASA's efforts are focused on stabilizing and strengthening immigrant families, assisting the needy and promoting self reliance. CASA meets this challenge by developing programs that provide direct services, information, referral assistance and advocacy in the areas of immigration, employment, crisis intervention, legal services, housing, and education.
CUBAN AMERICAN NATIONAL COUNCIL
1223 SW 4th Street
Miami, FL 33135
(305) 642-3484, firstname.lastname@example.org
An active partner in the National Hispanic movement, the CNC provides direct human services to needy individuals from diverse racial and ethnic groups with a focus on Hispanics and minorities. The CNC also conducts research and publishes reports on social policy issues.
THE INDIA ABROAD CENTER FOR POLITICAL AWARENESS
1275 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 289-3654, email@example.com
The mission of the IAPCA is to increase awareness in the Indian American community and encourage participation by the Indian American community in the American democracy. Monitoring legislation that has an impact on the community is one of the Center's main responsibilities. While most of IAPCA's issue areas focus on immigration, they also relate to policy issues that impact minorities as a whole. Wherever possible, the IAPCA suggests opportunities and avenues for everyday citizens to take action.
INDIAN DEFENSE LEAGUE OF AMERICA
P.O. Box 305
Niagara Falls, New York 14302l
The Indian Defense League of America was established on December 1, 1926 to resist further erosion of the rights of Indians in North America. The IDLA was established to guarantee unrestricted passage on the continent of North America for Indian people. Unrestricted passage is considered an inherent right for indigenous people
INUIT CIRCUMPOLAR CONFERENCE
3201 "C" Street
Suite 608Anchorage, AK 99503
The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) is the international organization representing approx. 145,000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka, Russia. The principal goals of the ICC are to: strengthen unity among Inuit of the circumpolar region; promote Inuit rights and interests on an international level develop and encourage long-term policies which safeguard the Arctic environment; and seek full and active partnership in the political, economic and social development of circumpolar regions.
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
1765 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 921-5225, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Japanese American Citizens League was founded in 1929 to fight discrimination against people of Japanese ancestry. It is the largest and one of the oldest Asian American organizations in the United States.
LEADERSHIP EDUCATION FOR ASIAN PACIFICS
327 E. 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 485-1422, email@example.com
LEAP's mission is to achieve full participation and equality for Asian Pacific Americans through leadership, empowerment, and policy.
NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AMERICAN INDIAN
1301 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 466-7767, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Congress of American Indians was founded in 1944 in response to termination and assimilation policies that the United States forced upon the tribal governments in contradiction of their treaty rights and status as sovereigns. Since 1944, the NCAI has been working to inform the public and Congress on the governmental rights of American Indians and Alaska Natives.
NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION
1860 19th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-0060, email@example.com
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC and dedicated to preserving the heritage of an estimated 20 million Americans of Italian descent, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group.
NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN SERVICE AND EDUCATION CONSORTIUM
50-16 Parsons Blvd
Flushing, NY 11355
The establishment of NAKASEC is the result of the base building work of its founding affiliates who had been meeting the critical needs of their respective for over fifteen years. NAKASEC and its affiliates share a common vision for empowering Korean Americans through education, advocacy and organizing.
MEXICAN AMERICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATIONAL FUND (MALDEF)
Los Angeles Regional Office
634 South Spring Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014
The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) protects and promotes the civil rights of Latinos living in the United States. Making sure there are no obstacles preventing this diverse community from realizing its dreams, MALDEF works through litigation, advocacy, community outreach and education to secure the rights of Latinos, primarily in the areas of employment, education, immigration, political access and public resource equity.
NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LEGAL CONSORTIUM
1140 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 296-2300, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Asian Pacific American Legal Consortium, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, was incorporated in 1991 and opened its Washington, D.C. office in 1993. The Consortium works to advance the legal and civil rights of Asian Pacific Americans through litigation, public education and public policy.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
The NAACP's principal objective is to ensure the political, educational, social and economic equality of minority group citizens of United States and eliminate race prejudice.
NATIONAL COUNCIL OF LA RAZA (NCLR)
1111 19th, NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 785-1670, www.nclr.org/contact.html
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life opportunities, for Hispanic Americans. NCLR is the largest constituency-based national Hispanic organization, serving all Hispanic nationality groups in all regions of the country.
NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE
120 Wall Street
New York, NY 10005
212-558-5300, email@example.com The National Urban League has sought to emphasize greater reliance on the unique resources and strengths of the African-American community to find solutions to its own problems. To accomplish this, the League's approach has been to utilize fully the tools of advocacy, research, program service and systems change. The result has been an organization with strong roots in the community, focused on the social and educational development of youth, economic self-sufficiency and racial inclusion.
OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN AFFAIRS
711 Kapi`olani Blvd., Suite 500
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 594-1888, firstname.lastname@example.org
OHA's purpose is to provide the opportunity for a better life and better future for all Hawaiians. It advocates for Hawaiians in the state Legislature, state and federal courts, in the United States Congress and in the local media, as well as by supporting community initiatives.
ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE AMERICANS
1001 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 223-5500, email@example.com
The primary objectives of OCA include promoting active participation of Chinese and Asian Americans in both civic and national matters; securing social justice, equal opportunity, and equal treatment; eliminating prejudices and ignorance and enhancing the image of Asians in America; and promoting the cultural heritage of Chinese and other Asian Americans.
PUERTO RICAN LEGAL DEFENSE AND EDUCATION FUND
99 Hudson Street, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10013-2815
(212) 739-7400, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF) works to secure, promote and protect the full civil and human rights of the Puerto Rican and broader Latino community, accomplishing its work through its three program divisions: Litigation, Education and Policy
CHILDREN OF LESBIANS AND GAYS EVERYWHERE (COLAGE)> COLAGE.ORG
3543 18th ST #1
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-861-KIDS (5437), email@example.com
The mission of COLAGE is to foster the growth of daughters and sons of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds by providing education, support and community on local and international levels, to advocate for the rights of children of lesbians and gays and those of their families, and to promote acceptance and awareness in society that love makes a family.
GAY, LESBIAN & STRAIGHT EDUCATION NETWORK (GLSEN)
121 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
(212) 727-0135, firstname.lastname@example.org
GLSEN is the leading national organization fighting to end anti-gay bias in K-12 schools. GLSEN combats the harassment and discrimination leveled against students and school personnel. GLSEN creates learning environments that affirm the inherent dignity of all students, and, in so doing, teaches them to respect and accept all of their classmates-- regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity.
GAY MEN'S HEALTH CRISIS (GMHC)
119 West 24 Street
New York, NY 10011
800-AIDS-NYC (1-800-243-7692), email@example.com
Gay Men's Health Crisis, founded in 1981, is a model for AIDS care, education and advocacy worldwide. It is the mission of GMHC to provide compassionate care to New Yorkers with AIDS, educate to keep people healthy, and advocate for fair and effective public policies.
GAY AND LESBIAN ALLIANCE AGAINST DEFAMATION(GLAAD)
248 West 35th Street
New York, NY 10001
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender media advocacy organization, is dedicated to promoting and ensuring fair, accurate and inclusive representation of individuals and events in all media (print, broadcast, film, Internet, theater or music) as a means of eliminating homophobia and discrimination based on gender identity and sexual orientation.
HUMAN RIGHTS CAMPAIGN
919 18th Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20006
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest national lesbigay political organization, works to end discrimination, secure equal rights, and protect the health and safety of all Americans. With a national staff, and volunteers and members throughout the country, HRC lobbies the federal government on lesbigay and HIV/AIDS issues, educates the public, participates in election campaigns, organizes volunteers, and provides expertise and training at the state and local level.
120 Wall Street, Suite 1500
New York, NY 10005-3904
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, and people with HIV/AIDS through impact litigation, education, and public policy work.
A project of LAMBDA, the Hate Crimes Documentation Network was created to give victims a safe space to report hate crimes.
NATIONAL GAY & LESBIAN TASK FORCE
1700 Kalorama Road NW, Suite 101
Washington, DC 20009
The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force works to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state and national levels.
NATIONAL YOUTH ADVOCACY COALITION
1638 R Street NW, Suite 300
Washington DC, 20009
The mission of National Youth Advocacy Coalition is to advocate for and with young people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in an effort to end discrimination against these youth and to ensure their physical and emotional well being.
PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS
1726 M St., NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 467-8180, firstname.lastname@example.org
Located in and representing communities nationwide, PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through support, education, and advocacy. PFLAG provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.
DISABILITY (MENTAL AND PHYSICAL)
ADVOCATING CHANGE TOGETHER
1821 University Avenue
Suite 306-SSt. Paul, MN 55104
651 641-0297, email@example.com
Advocating Change Together (ACT) is a nonprofit disability rights organization run by and for people with developmental and other disabilities. ACT is committed to freedom, equality, and justice for all people with disabilities.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION ON MENTAL RETARDATION (AAMR)
444 North Capitol Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001-1512
202/387-1968 or 800/424-3688
AAMR promotes global development and dissemination of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices, and universal human rights for people with intellectual disabilities.
AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND
1155 15th Street, NW, Suite 1004,
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 467-508 or (800) 424-8666, firstname.lastname@example.org
The American Council of the Blind (ACB) is a national organization of blind, visually impaired and sighted individuals whose purpose is to work toward independence, security, equality of opportunity, and improved quality of life for all blind and visually impaired people.
BAZELON CENTER FOR MENTAL HEALTH LAW
1101 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-5002
(202) 467-5730, email@example.com
The Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization based in Washington D.C. The advocacy of the Bazelon Center is based on the principle that every individual is entitled to choice and dignity. For many people with mental disabilities, this means something as basic as having a decent place to live, supportive services and equality of opportunity.
DISABILITY RIGHTS ADVOCATES
449 15th Street,
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 451-8644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Disability Rights Advocates is a national and international non-profit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities. Operated by and established for people with disabilities, DRA pursues its mission through research, education, and legal advocacy. DRA's mission is to ensure dignity, equality, and opportunity for people with all types of disabilities throughout the United States and worldwide.
DISABILITY RIGHTS EDUCATION AND DEFENSE FUND
2212 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
510.644.2555 V/TTY, email@example.com
Founded in 1979 by people with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities, the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund, Inc. (DREDF) is a national law and policy center dedicated to protecting and advancing the civil rights of people with disabilities through legislation, litigation, advocacy, technical assistance, and education and training of attorneys, advocates, persons with disabilities, and parents of children with disabilities.
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR THE MENTALLY ILL
Colonial Place Three 2107
Arlington, VA 22201-3042
HelpLine: 800-950-NAMI (6264)
NAMI is a grassroots, self-help support and advocacy organization of families and friends of people with serious mental illness, and those persons themselves. NAMI's mission is to eradicate mental illness and to improve the quality of life for those who suffer from no-fault brain diseases such as schizophrenia, depression & manic depression, schizoaffective disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and borderline personality disorder.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF
814 Thayer Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4500
301-587-1789 TTY, NADinfo@nad.org
The NAD safeguards the accessibility and civil rights of 28 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans in a variety of areas including education, employment, health care and social services, and telecommunications.
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR RIGHTS PROTECTION AND ADVOCACY (NARPA)
P.O. Box 4664
Lawrence KS 66046-1661
(785) 838-3836, firstname.lastname@example.org
NARPA is dedicated to promoting those policies and pursuing those strategies that represent the preferred options of people who have been labeled mentally disabled. NARPA is committed to advocating the abolishing of all forced treatment laws. NARPA believes the recipients of mental health services are capable of and entitled to make their own choices, and they are, above all, equal citizens under the law.
NATIONAL DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY (NDSS)
New York, NY 10012
212-460-9330 or 800-221-4602 , email@example.com
The National Down Syndrome Society was established in 1979 to ensure that all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their full potential in community life. NDSS trains parents, professionals and individuals with Down syndrome to become effective advocates or self-advocates at the local, state and national levels.
THE NATIONAL MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS CAMPAIGN
(877) 495-0009, www.nostigma.org/contact.html
The National Mental Health Awareness Campaign is a new organization dedicated to attacking the fear and shame that is very strongly associated with mental illnesses in America.
NATIONAL ORGANIZATION ON DISABILITY
910 Sixteenth Street,
Washington, D.C. 20006
TDD: (202) 293-5968, firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Organization on Disability promotes the full and equal participation of America's 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in all aspects of life. N.O.D. was founded in 1982 at the conclusion of the United Nations International Year of Disabled Persons. Funded entirely by private sector contributions, N.O.D. is the only national disability network organization concerned with all disabilities, all age groups and all disability issues.
THE ARC OF THE UNITED STATES
1010 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910
301-565-3842, email@example.com The Arc of the United States is the nation's leading national organization on mental retardation. The Arc provides organizational support to affiliated chapters, and represents the membership on advocacy and programmatic issues pertaining to mental retardation, including membership in the United States International Council on Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.
THE ASSOCIATION FOR PERSONS WITH SEVERE HANDICAPS (TASH)
29 W. Susquehanna Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21204
TASH is an international association of people with disabilities, their family members, other advocates, and professionals fighting for a society in which inclusion of all people in all aspects of society is the norm. TASH is an organization of members concerned with human dignity, civil rights, education, and independence for all individuals with disabilities.