Welcome to the Faith Leaders of Color Coalition Community. We connect BIPOC faith leaders to policy and legal issues related to the American Death Penalty System.
The Faith Leaders of Color Coalition is an interfaith BIPOC community dedicated to learning and supporting advocacy, legislation, and litigation that dismantles and abolishes the American Death Penalty system statewide and on the federal level.
The Faith Leaders of Color Coalition or (FLOCC) creates space for Black Indigenous People of Color to build community, take action and collaborate with movement leaders working to abolish the death penalty in the United States.
Joia Erin Thornton
Coalition Director, FLOCC
National Policy Strategist, Southern Center for Human Rights
Joia Erin Thornton is an avid civil rights advocate, writer, historian, and policy leader. Ms. Thornton has a unique hometown experience growing up in both Memphis, Tennessee, and New Orleans, Louisiana; two cities on the mighty Mississippi river riddled with class, race, and educational disparities, that have heavily impacted her passion and work toward the continued progression of civil and human rights.
An ample amount of her work is dedicated to grasstops organizing, program implementation, and model design in state and national policy reform. Joia launched the Faith Leaders of Color Coalition (FLOCC) in June 2021. FLOCC is a community of BIPOC faith leaders concerned about the use of the death penalty state and nationwide. This community will serve alongside attorneys, policy leaders, organizers, strategists, and advocates seeking to repeal the death penalty in states and nationwide.
Your Impact Matters
ORGANIZING AN EVENT
Every faith leader has the ability to motivate others and inspire true change. By Organizing an Event, you become a crucial part of our movement by making sure our mission is heard and has a far-reaching, lasting impact.
There may be a FLOCC group near you, please reach out to us so we can connect you with organizers in your area.
If you would like to organize in your community, we have tools to support you! Materials include; how to effectively engage with lawmakers, decoding legislative bills, interpreting and tracking litigation and creating your own digital advocacy campaigns.