As a fierce advocate for the Black community, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy lives on in the work of social justice activists throughout the world. His life’s work is paralelled at 180 as we work each day to advocate for justice for our clients and commit to raising up those affected by the insidious crimes of domestic violence and sexual assault.
We know that Black women, Latina/o/x, LGBTQ and Native American communities experience higher rates of domestic violence and sexual assault* but often are reluctant to seek help due to cultural or religious views that keep them in the relationship; distrust of law enforcement, the justice system and social services; concerns for their legal status and fears of deportation among others. Our social justice work at 180 seeks to address these and other barriers so that justice may be restored; while bringing safety, peace and independence to individuals and families that have been victimized.
On this weekend in remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life’s work, we recommit to advancing a just and equitable community which is free from domestic violence and sexual assault. We wish each of you a peaceful, healthy and safe weekend.