The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee advances human rights through grassroots collaborations.
Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights
By educating and organizing Latino communities across Georgia, the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR) has established a powerful network of informed leaders, engaged community members, and local committees that combat racial discrimination, economic injustice, and state-inflicted violence, including detentions, deportations, and police abuse.
GLAHR developed out of the Coordinating Council of Latino Community Members, an organization that supported the right of undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. Today, GLAHR has become the largest Latino grassroots organization in Georgia as a result of its efforts to organize Latinos to defend and campaign for their rights and human dignity.
As part of the Love Resists Campaign to reduce criminalization, UUSC supports GLAHR’s work to expand the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement-Free Zone campaign and organize people’s assemblies to help generate grassroots strategies, and educate and mobilize to protect communities from local law enforcement’s racial profiling, raids, deportations, and potential state anti-immigrant policies.