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Million Hoodies Movement for justice is a human rights organization dedicated to ending gun violence and reimagining safety and justice for all communities.

 
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Million Hoodies Movement for Justice was born out of outrage from the horrific shooting of Black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012. Too many young people in our communities are dying and aren’t provided the opportunity to realize their dreams of living prosperous and healthy lives. Gun violence is a public health crisis in the United States and part of a vicious cycle of racial and economic injustice, leading to thousands of deaths each year.

Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is a human rights organization dedicated to ending gun violence and reimagining safety and justice for all communities. MHJ partners with leaders and advocates to advance state reform through advocacy, public education, coalition-building, and research. MHJ also brings together students, elected officials, and survivors of gun violence to advance policies that help communities most harmed by the criminal justice system. We promote strategies to stop the cycle of violence and build healthy communities.

Gun violence and poverty touches every community in America. We are fighting for a future where young people, no matter their background, have a fair chance to live in a resilient and thriving community with opportunity.

Our members engage in campus-based organizing around the issues that directly impact their communities, from launching a sanctuary fund to provide services and support to undocumented students to reimagining college student activism, and campaigning to reinvest in community and divest from policing and other harmful systems. In partnership with ColorofChange.org, Million Hoodies successfully stopped Oklahoma from passing a discriminatory law that would criminalize Black youth from wearing hoodies in public spaces.