The MOSAIC Fund for Justice was created in 2016 by Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, to support organizations committed to racial justice and the liberation of all. Since The New Jim Crow was first published in 2010, it has had enormous impact, raising consciousness regarding the devastating impact of mass incarceration on communities of color and the necessity of facing our racial history if we ever hope to create a truly inclusive and just democracy in the future.
Royalties from the 10th anniversary edition of The New Jim Crow will be donated to the fund. Anyone and everyone who is committed to ending mass incarceration and reimagining justice in America is encouraged to contribute any amount.
The fund prioritizes organizations that are led by people who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration and/or that are deeply rooted in the communities they serve. Organizations that have been, or will be, supported by the fund include: A New Way of Life Reentry Project, Action St. Louis, All of Us or None, BYP100, The Chicago Community Bond Fund (CCBF), Common Justice, The Detroit Justice Center (DJC), Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Ella Baker Center, Essie Justice Group, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition (FRRC), The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People’s Movement, Families for Justice as Healing, Healing Broken Circles, Ohio Justice and Policy Center, Mijente, Project South, Southerners on the Ground (SONG), Survived & Punished, and Voices of Community Activists & Leaders of New York (VOCAL-NY).