About Joynt Collective
Joynt Collective is an art and media company focused on social justice and reform. Our mission is to bring style and grace to upstanding citizens while also advancing much needed social reform one shirt at a time.
What We Do
Work With Talented Artists. We work with a handful of super talented up and coming artists to create high quality designs and apparel.
Cover Relevant Civil Rights News. In an effort to better our society and create social change we produce videos and other forms of relevant media. Our reports cover the most pressing subjects in our unjust and fractured country to shed light on the injustices that plague the lives of so many individuals.
Support Social Justice Reform. At Joynt Collective we understand that bringing awareness to social injustice is important. However, we believe that creating awareness is simply not enough. For that reason we have pledged to donate all of our profits to organizations that advance social justice reform.
Organizations We Support
The racism and injustice in our country has embedded itself into almost every major societal institution. As a result, it is the responsibility of all of us to support organizations that are working to create a better future.
Equal Justice Initiative The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons. They challenge the death penalty and excessive punishment and they provide re-entry assistance to formerly incarcerated people.
EJI provides research and recommendations to assist advocates and policymakers in the critically important work of criminal justice reform. They publish reports, discussion guides, and other educational materials, and their staff conduct educational tours and presentations for thousands of students, teachers, faith leaders, professional associations, community groups, and international visitors every year.
EJI Headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama
Justice For Elijah McClain On August 24, 2019, Elijah McClain was stopped by three White Aurora Police officers as he walked home from a convenience store, after a 911 caller described a "suspicious person," according to a police overview of the incident. The officers immediately grabbed McClain and wrestled him to the ground after they spotted him walking peacefully down the sidewalk. The officers continued to escalate the situation as McClain begged them to stop; one of the officers body cameras even captured McClain saying, "I'm an introvert, please respect the boundaries that I am speaking."
An officer than placed McClain in a carotid hold, or chokehold, and he briefly lost consciousness, according to an overview of the incident provided by police. At the time, McClain weighed 140 pounds and had the weight of three officers on his back. The extreme force exerted on McClain put him in serious distress and created a fight or flight response that led to him vomiting and eventually losing consciousness. When paramedics arrived at the scene, they administered the drug ketamine to sedate McClain, the report said. According to a letter from the district attorney, McClain suffered a heart attack while in the ambulance, and he was declared dead three days later.