We believe that people closest to problems are often closest to the solutions. We are driven by the conviction that we are strongest when communities impacted by systems of harm work together towards solutions that benefit us all.

Our campaigns aim to change policies and practices that reduce the scope of the incarceration and deportation machine, and we aim to redefine the narrative of safety in ways that do not involve arrest or deportation. We do this all by building power in our communities impacted by the carceral and immigration systems.

Community Events

  • Texas Advocates for Justice - ATX

    General body meeting for our community in ATX. This meeting we are inviting people to share ideas, and learn about upcoming community events.

    Grassroots Leadership ATX Office

    Date: March 22nd

    Location: 7910 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78754

    Time: 6pm -8pmCST

  • Participatory Defense Spring Mixer

    Strengthening the power and solidarity of our community with food and fellowship. Bring a friend, family member, or your kids!

    Grassroots Leadership HTX Office

    Date: March 25th

    Location: 4407 New Orleans Houston, TX 77020

    Time: 4pm -6pmCST

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