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CASA volunteers are trained and supported to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. They have the opportunity to broadly influence the lives of the children they work with by advocating across many key issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, and enrichment activities.
We're on the look out for volunteer opportunities in racial justice and religious freedom. Please contact Asia Olaño firstname.lastname@example.org if you work in these issue areas or have volunteer opportunities to share.
Educate and Advocate
The ACLU has the facts.
Religious freedom includes the right to wear religious garb, such as headscarves or hijabs.
If asked, an employer must provide a reasonable accommodation for you to wear your hijab or headscarf.
Call for justice and demand that Congress pass the Preventing Tragedies Between Police and Communities Act of 2016.
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Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) - LA Chapter
As a civil rights advocacy non-profit, CAIR-LA is tasked with striving to protect and uphold our Constitutional rights. Though the size of our task is large, our resources are not. Because of this, we rely heavily on volunteers and interns to help make our goals a reality. If you are interested in helping out with CAIR-LA, we would more than welcome your participation and support. Click here to get involved
Muslim Public Affairs Council
The Muslim Public Affairs Council is a public service agency working for the civil rights of American Muslims, for the integration of Islam into American pluralism, and for a positive, constructive relationship between American Muslims and their representatives. Click here to get involved
South Asian Network (SAN)
SAN believes in self-sustaining communities who actively raise their voices, take leadership and challenge social injustices, both within and beyond the South Asian community. Given the multiple identities of gender, sexuality, class, religion, ethnicity and language in the diverse South Asian communities, SAN commits to challenging multiple oppressions throughout all its efforts. Starting internally, SAN challenges biases within the South Asian community. Furthermore, SAN works externally to address broader social injustice and build alliances between South Asians and other communities in Southern California who struggle for long-term social change. Click here to get involved
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles (Advancing Justice - LA) is the nation’s largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (NHPI). Click here to get involved
Anti-Defamation League – Los Angeles
This region focuses on combating anti-Semitism and bigotry of all kinds in the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Kern. This work is especially relevant in Greater Los Angeles where so many different cultures and communities live side-by-side. Click here to get involved