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Democracy and Justice Communications Network

Advancement Project

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period September 1, 2004–August 31, 2005
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

In response to distorted media representations of people of color, immigrants and indigenous people, the Democracy and Justice Communications Network, a program of the Advancement Project, was created to promote strategic communications on racial justice issues.Funding will enable the network to improve message development by providing support for grassroots efforts; consulting with national scholars; offering an accessible clearinghouse for information on racial justice issues to diverse media outlets; developing a new public affairs Web site; creating a rapid response mechanism to make experts/advocates available to the media; and engaging alternative media to ensure that racial justice issues receive appropriate attention.The Advancement Project, founded in 1998, creates and promotes new strategies for achieving universal opportunity and a racially just democracy. The organization focuses on reforming institutional structures that broadly impact society and increasing participation among low-income and minority communities in policymaking and governance.