The Forward Star Journal
The Forward Star Journal is our love letter to the movement and its people – a space to speak about our experiences, hopes, work, and dreams in our voices.
The power of storytelling and language have always served as integral tools in revealing the truth about our society; and exposing the discrepancies that exist between the dominant narrative and the realities of those who are oppressed.
COVID-19 Decarceration Efforts
At the first signs of a pandemic in 2020, we began advocating for the lives, health, and safety of those who were incarcerated during an unprecedented global health crisis.
Unlock Our Vote Campaign
Our fight to restore Voting Rights to Nearly 60,000 North Carolinians who have been disenfranchised by unconstitutional laws.
End Criminal Justice Debt Campaign
Our fight to protect poor people and people of color from the exploitation inherent in the criminalization of poverty.
Protect Our Vote NC Campaign
We’re working to protect our elections and expand access to our democracy to ensure that the ‘we’ in ‘We the People’ is truly inclusive and representative of ALL North Carolinians.
Clean Slate Campaign
Our Clean Slate Campaign supports second chances by removing barriers to successful reentry for people who have been caught in the criminal legal system.
Dontae Sharpe Freedom Campaign
Dontae Sharpe, now Forward Justice R.I.S.E. Fellow, freed after serving 26 years in case of wrongful conviction.