About the Club
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a non-profit organization that works to fight racial injustice and hate in the United States. The SPLC was founded in 1971 by Morris Dees, Joseph Levin Jr., and Julian Bond, and it has since become one of the leading civil rights organizations in the country.
The SPLC works in partnership with communities across the South and beyond to dismantle white supremacy. The SPLC does this through a variety of means, including:
- Legal advocacy: The SPLC has won numerous legal cases against white supremacist groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and the Aryan Brotherhood. These cases have helped to dismantle white supremacist organizations and to protect the rights of minority communities.
- Education: The SPLC provides educational materials to schools and communities about the dangers of white supremacy and hate. The SPLC also offers training to law enforcement officers and other professionals on how to identify and respond to hate crimes.
- Research: The SPLC tracks hate groups and other extremist organizations in the United States. This information is used to help law enforcement agencies and communities to prevent hate crimes and to protect vulnerable populations.
In addition to its work to dismantle white supremacy, the SPLC also works to strengthen intersectional movements and advance the human rights of all people. Intersectional movements are those that recognize the interconnectedness of different forms of oppression, such as racism, sexism, and homophobia. The SPLC works to strengthen these movements by providing resources and support to grassroots organizations.