Since 2007 CJR was organized to challenge racism and anti-Gay and Lesbian stigma by organizations, governmental initiatives, or private acts that compromise the full human rights of Black African-American Lesbians and Gays. We use strategies of public education and social action that may lead to non-violent direct action.
CJR is a coalition of organizations, agencies, social organizations and clubs, governmental initiatives, private initiatives, faith based communities, private initiatives, and individuals that believe in the full human rights and social justice of the Black African-American Lesbians and Gays and all people. The Coalition for Justice and Respect Foundation (CJRF) CJRF is a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) to support the mission, programs and services of CJR.
The Coalition for Justice and Respect (CJR) in collaboration with our program partners – The City of Chicago King Center, Cook County Provident Hospital and with the support of Black Treatment Advocates Network (BTAN) are excited to work together on this project to bring awareness to African American Cisgendered and Transgendered people regarding the resources available to bring greater access to available resources in the community to provide them the opportunity to be empowered to stabilize their lives and make healthy life choices. Also, to direct those that are interested and qualify to become consumers of PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis).
The Empowerment Center at King Center is located at
4314 South Cottage Grove Suite 104 Chicago, IL 60653