CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (A2)

American Muslim Council
American Nurses Association
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
American Veterans Committee
Americans for Democratic Action
Americans for Indian Opportunity
Amistad Research Center
Anti-Defamation League
Anti-Defamation League, Government and National Affairs
Arab American Institute
Arrow, Inc.
Asian American Journalists Association
Asian Law Caucus
Asian-American Free Labor Institute
Asociacion Nacional Pro Personas Mayores
Aspira Association, Inc.
Association for the Study of the Afro-American Life and History, Inc.
Association for Women in Science
Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now

AMERICAN MUSLIM COUNCIL (AMC)
1212 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005

Abduraham Alamoudi, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 789-2262
Fax: (202) 789-2550
TDD: None

AMC primarily serves as an advocate to the Federal Government for concerns of the American Muslim community. AMC has provided support to an unsuccessful effort to establish a Muslim bar association. AMC has researched and published two editions of the Muslim Legal Directory, the second of which contains a "Guide to Your Legal Rights." While AMC does not now maintain a legal office, it continues to make referrals for members.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Biannual national legal directory


AMERICAN NURSES ASSOCIATION (ANA)
Center for Ethics and Human Rights
600 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 100 W.
Washington, DC 20024-2571

Colleen Scanlon, Director
Tel: (202) 651-7055
Fax: (202) 651-7001
TDD: None

The Center is committed to addressing the complex ethical and human rights issues confronting nurses and designing activities and programs to increase the ethical competence and human rights sensitivity of nurses. Through the Center, ANA's abiding commitment to the ethical and human rights dimensions of health care is demonstrated.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


AMERICAN SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING ASSOCIATION
10801 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852

Frederick T. Spahr, Ph.D., Executive Director
Tel: (301) 897-5700
Fax: (301) 571-0457
TDD: (301) 897-5700

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association provides information to people with speech, language, or hearing disabilities on their rights under law and on assistive technology and other accommodations.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly and bimonthly newsletter


AMERICAN VETERANS COMMITTEE (AVC)
6309 Bannockburn Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817

Gus Tyler, National Chairman
Tel: (301) 320-6490
Fax: (301) 320-6490
TDD: None

The Committee files briefs in many civil rights cases and serves as an advocate for civil rights issues and legislation. AVC seeks to improve civil rights laws. It is a founding member of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. AVC serves as the "Veterans Voice" in the civil rights community and as the civil rights conscience for the veterans community.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter


AMERICANS FOR DEMOCRATIC ACTION (ADA)
1625 K Street, NW, Suite 210
Washington, DC 20006

Amy Isaac, National Director
Tel: (202) 785-5980
Fax: (202) 785-5968
TDD: None

The ADA is the Nation's oldest liberal lobbying group. ADA combines grassroots organizing with lobbying for civil rights generally and on many other issues, at the local, State, and national levels.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Weekly newsletter, quarterly publications, reports


AMERICANS FOR INDIAN OPPORTUNITY (AIO)
681 Juniper Hill Road
Bernalillo, NM 87004

LaDonna Harris, President and Founder
Tel: (505) 867-0278
Fax: (505) 867-0441
TDD: None

The headquarters of the AIO is on the Santa Ana Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico with an Operations Office in Washington, DC. AIO serves as a catalyst for new concepts and opportunities for Native Americans in a constantly changing environment. AIO works with tribal governments and tribal people to develop leadership, institutions, and infrastructure that can deal with change using new ideas and creative initiatives based on traditional tribal values. By finding new ways to manage change, tribes can make positive contributions while maintaining a strong tribal identity.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and tribal people of Latin America
Type(s) of publications: None


AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER
Tulane University
Tilton Hall
New Orleans, LA 70118

Clifton H. Johnson, Ph.D., Executive Director
Tel: (504) 865-5535
Fax: (504) 865-5580
TDD: None

The Center is an archives and manuscript library that collects and makes accessible to researchers documentation on America's ethnic minorities. Its holdings are particularly large on the history of African American education, literature, and civil rights. The Center is free to any serious student.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and International
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter and annual report


ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)
823 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Abraham H. Foxman, National Director
Tel: (212) 490-2525
Fax: None
TDD: None

ADL is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism and bigotry through programs and services for individual victims of prejudice as well as helping protect communities against racism and anti-Semitism. Chief activities of ADL include monitoring and exposing hate groups, prejudice reduction training, and advocating for Federal and local hate crimes laws.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States, Germany, Italy, and Israel
Type(s) of publications: Reports


ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE (ADL)
Government and National Affairs
1100 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Jess N. Hordes, Director
Tel: (202) 452-8310
Fax: (202) 296-2371
TDD: None


ARAB AMERICAN INSTITUTE (AAI)
918 16th Street, NW, Suite 601
Washington, DC 20006

Dr. James Zogby, President
Tel: (202) 429-9210
Fax: (202) 429-9214
TDD: None

AAI is devoted to the political empowerment of Arab Americans, providing organizing, technical, and research assistance. It tracks community involvement in civic and political life, addresses cases of political exclusion, and provides guidance on intercommunity relations. AAI has testified before Congress and is a national resource on demographic issues.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter and bimonthly commentary


ARROW, INC.
1000 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 1204
Washington, DC 20036

Hazel E. Elbert, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 296-0685
Fax: (202) 659-4377
TDD: None

ARROW is dedicated to the advancement of the American Indian and Indian communities by helping Indian tribes improve health care, educational opportunities, and judicial services.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States Indian reservations and Indian communities
Type(s) of publications: None


ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION (AAJA)
1765 Sutter Street, Suite 1000
San Francisco, CA 94115

Sandra Michioku, Executive Director
Tel: (415) 346-2051
Fax: (415) 346-6343
TDD: None

Now headquartered in San Francisco, AAJA's mission is to: encourage young Asian/Pacific Americans to enter the ranks of journalism, work for the fair and accurate coverage of Asian Americans, and increase the number of Asian American journalists and news managers in the industry. The organization operates a national scholarship program, weekly job hotline, mentor program, quarterly national newsletter and fellowship program for professionals to acquire new skills.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


ASIAN LAW CAUCUS (ALC)
720 Market Street, Suite 5000
San Francisco, CA 94102

Angelo Ancheta, Executive Director
Tel: (415) 391-1655
Fax: (415) 391-0366
TDD: None

The Caucus provides legal counseling and representation, community education, technical assistance, and policy analysis on civil rights matters, particularly issues facing the Asian/Pacific American community. ALC focuses on immigrant rights, voting rights, hate violence, language-based discrimination, and citizenship-based discrimination.

Geographic areas(s) served: San Francisco Bay Area
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newsletter


ASIAN-AMERICAN FREE LABOR INSTITUTE (AAFLI)
1925 K Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC 20006

Jim Baker, Acting Executive Director
Tel: (202) 778-4500
Fax: (202) 778-4525
TDD: None

AAFLI promotes internationally respected human and labor rights and assists in developing sustainable and representative trade unions in Asia and the Near East capable of playing a role in developing democratic political systems and national economies.

Geographic areas(s) served: Developing countries of Asia, the Middle and Near East, and the Pacific Basin
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly and monthly newsletter


ASOCIACION NACIONAL PRO PERSONAS MAYORES (ANPPM)
3325 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Carmela G. Lacayo, President and CEO
Tel: (213) 487-1922
Fax: (213) 385-3014
TDD: None

ANPPM was founded to inform policymakers and the general public about the status and needs of elderly Hispanics and other low-income elderly persons. ANPPM is one of the largest Hispanic organizations in the United States, with offices in 15 cities, including Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. An advocate for elderly Hispanics, this organization provides direct social services, such as employment, housing, health and education, SSI outreach and counseling, marketing ideas, and provides training and technical assistance to community groups and professionals in the field of aging. Through its National Hispanic Research Center, it conducts national gerontological studies on the Hispanic community.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter and reports


ASPIRA ASSOCIATION, INC.
1444 I Street, NW, Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Ronald Blackburn-Moreno, National Executive Director
Tel: (202) 835-3600
Fax: (202) 223-1253
TDD: None

ASPIRA is the first nonprofit organization in the United States dedicated to encouraging and promoting education and leadership development among Hispanic youth. Local ASPIRA offices in New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, and Connecticut offer youth leadership development and community service opportunities and educational counseling for high school and college students. ASPIRA sponsors the following national community programs: the National Health Career Program, the Public Policy Leadership Program, the ASPIRA Parents for Educational Excellence (APEX) Program, the ASPIRA Mathematics and Science (MAS) Initiative, and the Teachers, Organizations and Parents for Students Program. These programs are designed to improve the quality of living and educational opportunities for the Hispanic community.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Quarterly newspaper


ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF THE AFRO-AMERICAN LIFE AND HISTORY, INC. (ASALH)
1407 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-3704

Dr. Edward Beasley, National President
Tel: (202) 667-2822
Fax: (202) 387-9802
TDD: None

ASALH was incorporated in 1915, under the laws of the District of Columbia, as a nonprofit, tax-exempt professional organization. The work of the organization has been conservation, preservation, and perpetuation of African American history and culture.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States, Europe, and Japan
Type(s) of publications: Bulletin, journal, and kit


ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE (AWIS)
1522 K Street, NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC 20005

Penelope Kengel-Flom, President
Catherine Didion, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 408-0742
Fax: (202) 408-8321
TDD: None

AWIS encourages the participation of girls and women in science by promoting science education in the schools and the community. Its goal is to achieve equity of women in science and technology. Two of its current programs are: a community-based mentoring project, funded by the National Science Foundation; and development of a model program offering workable options to institutions committed to enhancing the academic climate for women science faculty called "Women Scientist in Academia: Warming up a Chilly Climate," funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Bimonthly magazine and information handbooks


ASSOCIATION OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS FOR REFORM NOW (ACORN)
739 8th Street, SE
Washington, DC 20003

Steve Kest, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 547-9292
Fax: (202) 546-2483
TDD: None

ACORN is a direct-action organization formed in 1970 in Arkansas by a group of welfare mothers. With branches in 27 States and the District of Columbia, ACORN's members are low- and moderate-income people united to achieve rights. Funding comes from membership dues and other independent means. ACORN is active in the fight against banking and insurance redlining. ACORN has Housing Corporations in eight States that construct and rehabilitate low- and moderate-income housing.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: None