Center for Constitutional Rights
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
CCR employs litigation, education, and advocacy to advance the law in a positive direction, to empower poor communities and communities of color, to guarantee the rights of those with the fewest protections and least access to legal resources, to train the next generation of constitutional and human rights attorneys, and to strengthen the broader movement for social justice. Our work began on behalf of civil rights activists in the 1960s, and since then CCR has lent its expertise and support to virtually every popular progressive movement.
History has repeatedly taught us that the hard-won victories of yesterday can never be taken for granted. As society changes, new threats to our rights arise, even as old ones are defeated. The Center for Constitutional Rights will continue defending people’s movements for social change and devising new strategies to ensure that fundamental rights are enjoyed by the many and not just the few.
"The Centre for Constitutional Rights bridges the gap between those fighting for civil rights and social justice without all the tools or power to do so, and actually affecting change with their legal knowledge & expertise. Having a father as a lawyer (Jen) adds another personal aspect to the reason we chose to represent these guys."
We design brands, books, packaging, signage, websites… we sign-write, paint & draw. We illustrate, we dabble in the fine arts, we teach & we build cabins. We do pro bono work for good causes. We like to get off the computer and get our hands dirty. We value the beauty and honesty of the hand-made and hand-crafted. Of ethical businesses and supporting local communities. We like to work with people who think the same. We like to have fun. We are Nik and Jen. We are hardhat.
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