Founded in 1982, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center is a multi-issue, multi-race organization whose mission is to engage, organize, and mobilize communities to realize social justice through nonviolent action. Our existence has been prompted by the chronic problems of social and economic injustice prevalent in the Delta South and especially in Memphis.
For 35 years, the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center has worked to educate and train new community leaders to lead campaigns for racial, economic, environmental and social justice. Current programs of the Mid South Peace and Justice Center work to assist the diverse needs of impoverished communities and address the root causes of injustice in Memphis.
We believe the response to the challenge of violence can only be found by addressing inter-related causes of injustice such as poverty, racism, and unequal access to resources necessary to meet basic human needs. We have worked throughout our history to take action on issues identified as important by our community.