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OUR WORK

Founded upon the principle that economic and social rights are civil rights and human rights, the Sugar Law Center seeks to empower low-income communities, working people and their families.

OUR WORK is multifaceted and includes policy education, advocacy, litigation and technical and resource support to organizers, grass roots organizations, worker committees, concerned individuals and many others working for economic and social justice for all.

For more information on our ongoing initiatives click HERE!

Thank you for stopping by our site.  If there is an issue within your community or at your workplace where we might be able to help, please do not hesitate to CONTACT the Sugar Law Center or our STAFF!

ESSENTIAL ADVOCACY RECPTION & LEONARD GROSSMAN LECTURE: NOVEMBER 12, 2015 AT MOCAD!

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Our Mission

The Sugar Law Center for Economic and Social Justice is a national, nonprofit organization, dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people and their communities. Driving Sugar Law’s work is the principle that civil, economic and social rights are inseparable from human rights.

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ESSENTIAL ADVOCACY 2015: WITH POET JAMAAL MAY & HONORING DEAN ROBB! TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE.

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LEONARD GROSSMAN MEMORIAL LECTURE & ESSENTIAL ADVOCACY RECEPTION - The Sugar Law Center is honored to be hosting poet Jamaal May for the Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture and recognizing attorney Dean Robb as Champion of Justice at our Essential Advocacy fundraiser on November 12, 2015.

The lecture will begin at 5:00 pm and the reception will immediately follow. Please join us in celebrating Sugar Law's work and mission!


Both events will be hosted at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), 4454 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.

Community Benefits Now!

COMMUNITY BENEFITS BUILD STRONG COMMUNITIES - SLC VIDEO with Interviews from community members, John Philo of the Sugar Law Center, and Ken Harris, President and CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce discussing the importance of Community Benefits Agreements for all communities. .

CRIMINALIZING THE UNEMPLOYED

A great piece in the Metro Times covering problems with the state unemployment insurance system. Sugar Law filed suit in April to end the state's practices.

TAKE ACTION!

Earthjustice recently filed suit on behalf of the Sugar Law Center and a coalition of groups seeking to end decades-long delays at the EPA in responding to environmental justice complaints. SUPPORT THESE EFFORTS by telling the EPA to act on these civil rights violations. To send a message to the EPA, click HERE.