PROJECTCatalyst Grant Program

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COHORT 2022

Equiticity Racial Equity Movement

Racially Equitable Traffic Safety in Chicago

Chicago, IL

Black and Brown communities across Chicago disproportionately experience harm from policing, including profiling, overpolicing, civil rights abuses, police violence, and murder. Moreover, structural, systemic, and institutional challenges in law enforcement persist and worsen. Black and Brown neighborhoods continue to be at risk of and harmed by policing policies, protocols, and practices, including those pertaining to traffic stops and safety.

With Catalyst Grant funding, the Equiticity Racial Equity Movement will develop an advocacy campaign focused on operationalizing racially equitable traffic safety in Chicago. Through its work, it hopes to encourage policy change that would limit the number of police interactions and in turn reduce police violence and overcriminalization. Equiticity will collect public safety data from the Chicago Police Department and city agencies, develop an online repository of related research from across the United States, establish a coalition of organizations led by Black and Brown people, and create a policy framework for racially equitable traffic safety that will be owned and maintained by the community.

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2022 Grantees


ACT 4 SA
Bexar County, TX

Alabama Appleseed
Jefferson County, AL

Baltimore Witness
Baltimore, MD

Casa San José
Allegheny County, PA

CHOOSE 180
King County, WA

Equiticity Racial Equity Movement
Chicago, IL

Felony Murder Elimination Project
Los Angeles, CA

For The People
Los Angeles and Yolo Counties, CA

Gemeinschaft Home
Harrisonburg, VA

Health and Justice Recovery Alliance
Spokane, WA

Invisible Institute
Champaign County, IL

James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy
Cook County, IL

JusticePoint
Milwaukee, WI

Kheprw Institute
Indianapolis, IN

Kilometro Cero
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lone Star Justice Alliance
Dallas, TX

Nehemiah Center for Urban Leadership Development
Dane County, WI

New York City Anti-Violence Project
New York, NY

One Love Global
Lansing, MI

Open Austin
Travis County, TX

Polaris
New Orleans, LA