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Rights & Justice in the United States

Rights & Justice in the United States

The Open Society Foundations support work that builds a more inclusive society and advances fair criminal justice, national security, and immigration policies.

Recent Work

Event
Film Screening—Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity

Join us for a screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film that explores the difficulty of talking about race in a meaningful way, and a dialogue with filmmaker and educator Shakti Butler.

Voices
Juvenile Life Without Parole  

Some 2,500 minors in the United States were thrown behind bars with no chance of release. A new documentary highlights their plight—and demands that society do better.

Voices
Understanding Ferguson

Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

Event
Value and Impact of Strategic Litigation: Fool’s Paradise or Indispensable Weapon?  

A panel of grantmakers and practitioners explores the promise and perils of strategic litigation, often a hallmark of Open Society Foundations’ funding and operations.

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The Cultural War on Terror: Race, Policy, and Propaganda  

Recent Open Society Fellows Hisham Aidi and Arun Kundnai look at government policies to shape the lives of young Muslims and promote opposition to extremism. Peter Beinart moderates.

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Guns, Marriage, and the Constitution  

A discussion with leaders of Freedom to Marry and the National Rifle Association. What can we learn from their success in changing U.S. constitutional law?

Open Society People

Program Director - Justice Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs
Director, Democracy Fund
Open Society Foundations–New York, U.S. Programs

Upcoming Events

Oct
6

Join us for a screening of Cracking the Codes: The System of Racial Inequity, a film that explores the difficulty of talking about race in a meaningful way, and a dialogue with filmmaker and educator Shakti Butler.

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