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Community Peace and Justice Organizations

Organization Name
Area of Interest
Contact Email
Contact Phone Number
WSLR Community Radio

WSLR 96.5 is an innovative, listener-supported, non-profit, non-commercial FM radio station dedicated to serving the Sarasota community. WSLR features locally produced programming and presents cultural, artistic, and political perspectives currently underrepresented in the media. Our goal is to inform and empower listeners to play an active role in WSLR and in their community. WSLR???s programming promotes equality, peace, sustainability, democracy, health, and social and economic justice. 525 Kumquat Court, Sarasota, FL 34236 * 941-894-6469 *

Community Radio
UN Women - Gulf Coast Chapter

The United States National Committee (USNC) for UN Women is an independent non-profit, 501c3 organization that supports UN Women programs. These projects promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning 100 countries around the globe. Our Board Meetings an the first Monday of the Month at the Women's Resource Center on Tuttle.  Contact Sharon Burde for more information at or 941-383-1363.

Gender Issues
United Nations Association - Sarasota/Manatee

Our Mission? The United Nations Association Sarasota-Manatee Chapter has been serving the community for over 40 years. The United Nations Association of the USA is dedicated to educating, inspiring and mobilizing Americas to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership in that system, and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter. Our Vision??? A World in which humanity is spared the scourge of war, human rights are honored, the natural environment is protected, and the United States is a constructive member of the United Nations for the well-being of all humankind.

Transition Sarasota

TRANSITION FLORIDA is a social network for those in The Sunshine State seeking to rebuild local community resilience and self-reliance in the face of peak oil, climate change, and economic crisis. This means reconnecting with each other and the earth, reskilling ourselves, revitalizing local agriculture, reclaiming our local economy, and reenvisioning our collective future.

Suncoast Waterkeeper

Founded in 1999 by author and activist Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and other members of the Hudson Riverkeeper community, Waterkeeper Alliance is the world???s fastest growing environmental movement, with over 200 Waterkeeper Organizations protecting rivers, lakes and coastal waterways on six continents. Its proudest accomplishment is the depth and breadth of its member organizations and the unity of their vision for clean water and resilient communities. Suncoast Waterkeeper P.O. Box 1028 Sarasota, FL 34230 Phone: (941) 275-2922 Email:

Suncoast ANSWER

(Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) is a national coalition of anti-war and civil rights organizations. We are the Florida Suncoast branch.
ACLU - Sarasota Chapter

The ACLU is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. Our only mission is to keep the promise of the Bill of Rights alive for every American. ACLU of Florida Sarasota Chapter Board meetings are usually held on Thursdays of every month (except July, August and September). Location: SELBY LIBRARY (DOWNTOWN) Upstairs (2nd floor) conference room 6:00-7:45 P.M.

Defend Individual Liberties
Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity

Sarasota United for Responsibility and Equity (SURE) is a congregation based justice ministry founded in 1997.  We are composed of 15 member congregations representing thousands of people across Sarasota County.  SURE relies on the power of these numbers to solve pressing community problems.  We are an interfaith organization committed to bringing justice, equity and peace to our county.

National Organization of Women - Sarasota/Manatee

NOW chapters focus on six priority issues including reproductive rights, ending sex discrimination/constitutional equality, promoting diversity and ending racism, economic justice, stopping violence against women, and lesbian rights including marriage equality. Our chapter welcomes new members to help fight for women???s rights on the local and national level. SARASOTA/MANATEE NOW, P.O. BOX 2972, Sarasota, FL 34230 Email: Phone: 941-257-3211

Women's Rights
Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club

We represent Manatee and Sarasota Counties on the Florida Gulf Coast. We are dedicated to enjoying our environment and preserving it for future generations. Sierra Club Office: 2127 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, FL 34229 941-966-9508

Florida Veterans for Common Sense

Veterans have a duty to help forge the future of our country. To that end, Florida Veterans for Common Sense will work to shape local and national policies. As veterans, we support the founding principles of the United States of America. We hold these to be liberty, equality, human rights and democracy. We support these values without regard to partisan politics. As veterans, we call upon our government to provide returning veterans the best medical and psychological treatment. We call for dedicated funding and fundamental reform of the Veterans Administration to provide such treatment for all veterans. As veterans, we support a strong military designed to protect citizens against 21st century threats both foreign and domestic. As veterans, we support the ethical and humane treatment of prisoners and we oppose all torture.

Gun Control Advocacy
Protect Our Public Schools

Protect Our Public Schools (POPS), Manasota believes that free, quality public education is a right for all children and is necessary for the optimal functioning of a democratic society. POPS opposes the privatization of public education.

ALSO Youth - Sarasota Drop-in Center

ALSO Youth is a Non-Profit Charity that provides peer support services, educational programs, advocacy, and referrals for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning youth ages 13 to 21, their families and friends, and the community, thereby enhancing self-esteem, promoting healthy dialogue, and increasing awareness of sexual minority youth issues.  

ALSO Youth's mission is to provide Advocacy, Leadership, Support, and Outreach to LGBTQIA youth and their allies.

Their vision is that all persons live their lives with dignity, honesty, and pride, regardless of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

LGBTQ+ Outreach
941- 951-2576
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