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Creating Justice LA

Creating Justice LA is an activist group organization out of Los Angeles, California. The group promotes musicians and artists whose work advances left-progressive causes, particularly those related to race relations and socioeconomic status. [1]

Creating Justice LA is a project of the Shaw Community Transformation Corporation, a nonprofit organization also based out of Los Angeles which supports semi-official community organizations such as Creating Justice LA and The Row LA, a non-denominational, self-described “radical church” and “church without walls” which caters to the homeless. [2] [3] The church partners with Creating Justice LA and helps raise funds for the organization. [4]

Initiatives

Creating Justice LA is part of the “Check the Sheriff” coalition, which consists of left-progressive groups opposed to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. The coalition includes the Los Angeles chapters of organizations such as the National Lawyers Guild, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and the National Immigration Law Center, as well as Black Lives Matter. The coalition claims that the Sheriff’s department engages in “violence” and has called for resignations of law enforcement officials and investigations into the department by the California Attorney General. [5]

Website

The organization’s website appears to be unfinished, featuring a link called “New Page” which directs to the home page. The link to a page titled “Work” also redirects to the home page. The website includes an interactive calendar which, as of August 2021, lists no events since at least January 2010, and no upcoming events for at least the rest of 2021. However, the “Calendar” page lists several events between April and July 2017. [6] [7] The website’s merchandise and radio sections have no content except an “under construction” notice. [8] [9] The organization’s blog also includes no posts. [10]

Members and Associates

Jonathan Serrins is the programs director for the Shaw Community Transformation Corporation. He attended the University of California at Santa Cruz. [11]

Stephen Jean-Marie was the executive director of the Shaw Community Transformation Corporation in 2007. [12] He went on to become the founding pastor of The Row LA church. [13]

Financials

As of August 2021, Creating Justice LA had raised more than $30,000 through The Row LA church. [14] The Shaw Community Transformation Corporation raised approximately $21,000 through donations and grants in 2007 and held total assets of approximately $23,000. [15]

References

  1. Home. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/home ^
  2. QuickDonate. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://give.creatingjustice.la/basket/give?amount=&currency_code=USD#checkout ^
  3. “Serving the Homeless in America’s Homeless Capital.” The Row LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://give.therowchurch.com/ ^
  4. CreatingJustice.LA. The Row LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://give.therowchurch.com/CreatingJusticeLA ^
  5. About. Check the Sheriff. Accessed August 23, 2021.

    https://www.checkthesheriff.com/about ^

  6. Home. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/home ^
  7. Calendar. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/calendar ^
  8. Merch. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/merch ^
  9. Radio. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/radio ^
  10. Blog. Creating Justice LA. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.creatingjustice.la/blog ^
  11. Jonathan Serrins. LinkedIn. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-serrins-620a975/ ^
  12. The SHAW Community Transformation Corporation 2007 IRS Form 990-EZ. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/10804429/2008_06_EO%2F01-0804429_990EZ_200712 ^
  13. Jessica Donath. “An Outdoor Church in Skid Row Was Already Close to Broke—Then Someone Stole All of Its Equipment.” Los Angeles Magazine. December 11, 2019. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://www.lamag.com/citythinkblog/the-row-church-theft/ ^
  14. CreatingJustice.LA. The Row LA. Accessed August 23, 2021.

    https://give.therowchurch.com/CreatingJusticeLA ^

  15. The SHAW Community Transformation Corporation 2007 IRS Form 990-EZ. Accessed August 23, 2021. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/display_990/10804429/2008_06_EO%2F01-0804429_990EZ_200712. ^
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