CIVIL RIGHTS DIRECTORY

PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS - (U-Z)

U.S. English, Inc.
United Church of Christ (Commission for Racial Justice)
United Church of Christ (Office for Church In Society)
United Methodist Church
United Mine Workers of America
United Negro College Fund, Inc.
United Steelworkers of America
Urban Institute
William C. Velasquez Institute
Women Employed/Women Employed Institute
Women's Action Alliance
Women's American Organization for Rehabilitation Through Training
Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
Women's Legal Defense Fund
YWCA of the USA
YWCA of the USA (National Capital Region)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

U.S. ENGLISH, INC. (USE)
1747 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC 20006

Mauro E. Mujica, Chairman of the Board and CEO
Tel: (202) 833-0100
Fax: (202) 833-0108
TDD: None

U.S. English is a national nonprofit citizens' action group that is trying to pass laws to make English the official language of government at all levels and to promote opportunities for people living here to learn English. Founded by the late U.S. Senator S.I. Hayakawa in 1983, the organization has more than 600,000 active members.

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


UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Commission for Racial Justice
700 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

The Reverend Henry Simmons, Chairperson
Dr. Bernice Powell Jackson, Executive Director
Tel: (216) 736-2168
Fax: (216) 736-2171
TDD: None

The Commission is the national civil rights agency of the 1.7 million-member United Church of Christ. The Commission is involved in struggles for racial justice and social equality of African Americans and other racial and ethnic communities both nationally and internationally. The Commission maintains a national office in Cleveland and other offices in New York City, Washington, DC, and Enfield, NC.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States and international
Type(s) of publications: Weekly column and reports


UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST
Office for Church in Society
110 Maryland Avenue, NE, Suite 207
Washington, DC 20002

Reverend Norm Jackson, Interim Executive Director
Tel: (202) 543-1517
Fax: (202) 543-5994
TDD: None

The Office's primary function is to advocate civil rights policies to Congress and the President.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly magazine, pamphlets, and books


UNITED METHODIST CHURCH (UMC)
General Board of Church and Society
100 Maryland Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002

The Reverend Dr. Thom White Wolf Fassett
General Secretary
Tel: (202) 488-5600
Fax: (202) 488-5663
TDD: None

The Board is the social justice policy division of the United Methodist Church. Its primary function is to advocate the civil rights policy vision of the church to Congress, the President, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Monthly magazine and issue booklets


UNITED MINE WORKERS OF AMERICA (UMWA)
900 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005

Cecil Roberts, President
Tel: (202) 842-7200
Fax: (202) 842-7227
TDD: None

UMWA represents workers in the coal industry and other industries. It was founded on the principle of equal treatment for all workers, regardless of race, color, ethnic background, or sex. Fighting for civil rights remains a vital component in the UMWA's primary mission of securing workers' rights.

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


UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND, INC. (UNCF)
8260 Willow Oaks Corp. Drive
P.O. Box 10444
Fairfax, VA 22031

William H. Gray III, President and CEO
Tel: (703) 205-3400
Fax: (703) 205-3575
TDD: None

UNCF was founded in 1944 to raise money for the Nation's private, historically black institutions of higher learning. Today UNCF's 31 area offices across the country assist 41 predominantly black colleges and universities. UNCF also organizes and administers various educational programs and services to benefit its member institutions. Through the Advertising Council, UNCF conducts an annual public service advertising campaign.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Public service announcements, magazine, and reports


UNITED STEELWORKERS OF AMERICA (USA)
Committee on Civil Rights
5 Gateway Center, Suite 1201
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

George Becker, International President
Tel: (412) 562-2300
Fax: (412) 562-2598
TDD: None

The Committee implements the United Steelworkers' policies on civil rights through 24 district directors and civil rights coordinators. Technical assistance is provided to local unions' civil rights committees, and their activities are coordinated with the international union Committee. The Committee serves to improve and expedite communications between local unions, the district office, and the international office on civil rights matters. United Steelworkers of America has 1.2 millions members and more than 5,000 local unions.

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


URBAN INSTITUTE (UI)
2100 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20037

William Gorham, President
Tel: (202) 833-7200
Fax: (202) 429-0687
TDD: None

The mission of the Institute is the development and use of methodology to audit housing and job discrimination, and evaluation of government programs and policies that affect the civil rights of American citizens and of legal and illegal immigrants. The Institute has published books and papers reviewing the Reagan administration record on civil rights and the status of affirmative action programs, as of 1995.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Annual report, newsletters, books, research papers


WILLIAM C. VELASQUEZ INSTITUTE
(Formerly SOUTHWEST VOTER EDUCATION PROJECT)
403 E. Commerce, Suite 220
San Antonio, TX 78205

Antonio Gonzalez, President
Tel: (210) 222-8014
Fax: (210) 222-8474
TDD: None

The organization is a tax-exempt, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that conducts research which is used to improve the level of political participation in the Hispanic communities. It monitors the voting patterns and opinions of Hispanics and their community leaders, provides expert testimony in vote dilution lawsuits, studies the impact of public policies on minority communities, and shares this information with elected officials so they can respond appropriately as responsible and well-informed policy makers. The organization maintains six permanent programs: political database, litigation support, polling, public policy, the Latin America project; 1990 redistricting, and publishing.

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


WOMEN EMPLOYED/WOMEN EMPLOYED INSTITUTE (WEI)
22 W. Monroe, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Anne Ladky, Executive Director
Tel: (312) 782-3902
Fax: (312) 782-5249
TDD: None

Women Employed is a Chicago-based membership organization of working women at all employment levels, in a wide variety of industries and occupations. Its affiliate, Women Employed Institute, conducts research, education, and advocacy programs designed to improve women's economic status. The organization monitors the performance of EEO enforcement agencies nationally, analyses EEO policies, and develops detailed proposals for improving enforcement.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Newsletter, studies, and fact sheets


WOMEN'S ACTION ALLIANCE (WAA)
370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 603
New York, NY 10017

Karel R. Amaranth, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 532-8330
Fax: (212) 779-2846
TDD: None

The goal of WAA is to create, test, and implement innovative multicultural programs to effect positive change in the lives of women and girls. The Alliance works with women's service providers and their clients to provide training and technical assistance. The information and referral service provides information on resources for available services linking women with legal, professional, and social support advocacy.

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


WOMEN'S AMERICAN ORGANIZATION FOR REHABILITATION THROUGH TRAINING (WAORT)
315 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010

Rosenna Abramson, Executive Director
Tel: (212) 505-7700
Fax: (212) 674-3057
TDD: None

WA-ORT has a longstanding commitment to civil rights, expressed through public statements, national resolutions, and advisories to the membership in support of civil rights legislation and enforcement and affirmative action programs, as well as supporting related amicus briefs.

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


WOMEN'S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM (WILPF): U.S. SECTION
1213 Race Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Marilyn B. Clement, Executive Director
Tel: (215) 563-7110
Fax: (215) 563-5527
TDD: None

WILPF has pioneered the concept that peace and justice are deeply connected, and has worked for 80 years to bring about peace rooted in justice. The current program priorities are: racial justice, women's rights, disarmament, and stopping U.S. global military and economic intervention. The national staff coordinates programs to serve the nationwide 10,000-member grassroots network. WILPF is a feminist peace organization, and to the League, feminism means working for equal rights and respect for all people, not just for women.

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


WOMEN'S LEGAL DEFENSE FUND (WLDF)
1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 710
Washington, DC 20009

Judith L. Lichtman, President
Tel: (202) 986-2600
Fax: (202) 986-2539
TDD: None

WLDF is a national nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the rights of women in work and family. WLDF challenges gender discrimination through litigation, public education, and advocacy before Congress and Federal enforcement agencies.

Geographic areas(s) served: United States
Type(s) of publications: Periodic newsletter and legal and policy analyses


YWCA OF THE USA
726 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Dr. Prema Mathi-Davis, National Executive Director
Tel: (212) 614-2700
Fax: (212) 677-9716
TDD: None

The YWCA provides leadership training for volunteers and staff. It also provides advocacy and promotes initiatives that work toward the elimination of racism wherever it exists and by any means necessary. The YWCA of the USA is composed of 411 mission-driven community and student YWCAs in all 50 States. To be accredited, YWCAs must conduct an "Action Audit for Change" to assess their work on racism.

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


YWCA OF THE USA
National Capital Region
624 9th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Josephine Pamphile, Executive Director
Tel: (202) 626-0700
Fax: (202) 347-7381
TDD: None


ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INC.
1734 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

Dr. Barbara West Carpenter, National President
Tel: (202) 387-3103
Fax: (202) 232-4593
TDD: None

A "community conscious, action oriented" organization, the society provides in the United States and abroad health, youth, and educational services. Programs include: Stork's Nest, Challenger Kids, Voter Registration, and Open Airways For School.

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