Grant Type: General Operating
Duration: January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2021
Vigilant Love creates spaces for connection and grassroots movement to protect the safety and justice of communities impacted by Islamophobia and violence in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
In 2021, Vigilant Love’s #ServicesNotSurveillance campaign focused on community education and public conversations about the ways surveillance permeates the mental health field. They are working to equip mental health providers to keep their clients safe from government surveillance, understanding that these practices create additional barriers for Muslims seeking mental health care. This is an expansion of their longstanding work to challenge government surveillance of all kinds, including so-called Countering Violent Extremism programs and others that unjustly target Muslims. Vigilant Love was founded upon the solidarity of Muslim and Japanese American leaders, who combine grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, the arts, and healing practices. In this time of grief, trauma, and increased anxiety related to the pandemic, Vigilant Love believes it’s critical to continue this difficult work while also prioritizing our own care, joy, and longevity.
Year founded: 2015
Location: Los Angeles, CA