We lead the fight for economic and racial justice by litigating, shaping policy, and training and connecting people in the advocacy community.
We don’t just fight for communities affected by poverty—we work alongside them, advocating for solutions that are informed by their lived experiences.
We convene and connect advocates, community leaders, and activists across the country so they can share ideas, resources, and get the tools they need.
We build the capacity and skills of equal justice lawyers and activists to champion economic and racial justice in their fields.
From litigating and shaping policies in Illinois to training and convening multi-state networks of public interest attorneys, we work with and for the communities we serve to make equal justice and economic opportunity a reality.
The Illinois Supreme Court made a historic decision this week by upholding a law that eliminates cash bail. Illinois will now be the first state in the country to end cash bail for defendants.
The Shriver Center wants to build a future free from poverty and racism. Read insights from our experts and advocates about the fight for racial and economic justice.
False narratives about the role of race in history hide inequitable outcomes and protect the status quo.
Minimizing, sanitizing, or rejecting the existence of racism doesn’t make it vanish.
Background screening practices block many tenants from safe and affordable housing.
Reflections on four decades of using the power of words to fight for racial and economic justice.