We are highlighting this organization because it engages in a “community justice”-oriented approach to political change.
Based in Massachusetts, Mass Action Against Police Brutality is a campaign that seeks to agitate, educate, investigate, mobilize, and organize with an orientation to the communities most affected to bring maximum public and political pressure to bear on the government to enforce the law and prosecute and convict police who are guilty of brutality.
Example of their community justice framework:
We will use methods that promote the development of confidence, organizational capacity, and political understanding of the community.
Types of Programs and Projects:
- Pack the Courtroom – community mobilizing at courtroom hearings
- Community Organizing
- Political Education – e.g. Origins of the Police
- Film Screenings