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About Us

The National Academic Coalition for Caste Equity (NACCE) is an organization of students, staff, faculty, and unions across the nation advocating for a caste equitable higher education. As the anti-caste civil rights movement grows, colleges and universities have become the leading sites of social change, with higher education institutions such as Brandeis University, Colby College, University of California Davis, and the California State University explicitly adding caste as a protected category in their anti-discrimination policies. In collaboration with student, staff, faculty, and union leaders across both public and private higher education institutions, NACCE has emerged as a collective with the mission to connect, build community with, and mobilize resources to support students, staff, faculty, and union members advocating for caste equitable policies in higher education institutions across the United States.
Equality Labs is a Dalit civil rights organization dedicated to ending caste apartheid, gender-based violence, Islamophobia, white supremacy, and religious intolerance. Equality Labs builds power through advocacy, organizing, art, research, training, education, and digital security. Through center the leadership of South Asian caste oppressed, queer, and religious minority communities, Equality Labs is continuously redefining the South Asian identity across the world. As an organization, its visions of self-determination are rooted in dynamic South Asian feminist futures and embedded in religious and cultural specificities–where women, femmes, gender non-conforming, intersex, nonbinary, and trans leaders are the architects of the solutions that are needed. 
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