Meet the members of the Institute for Liberal Values
Counterweight is a non-partisan, grassroots movement advocating for liberal concepts of social justice that include individualism, universalism, viewpoint diversity and the free exchange of ideas.
Free Black Thought
Free Black Thought is a small group of scholars, technologists, parents, and above all American citizens determined to amplify heterodox black voices that are rarely heard on mainstream platforms. We seek to honor independent black thinkers who do not regularly appear on CNN giving the “black” perspective, or write the books pushed by Amazon and adapted by HBO.
“Listen to black voices” is a demand heard constantly these days, but what is really meant is “listen to the right black voices.” We believe that black people have never spoken with a single voice or had just one narrative or perspective. We celebrate and promote the true diversity of thought and expression of black people.
FBT has no political agenda other than a commitment to free speech, civil rights, and a conviction that a pluralistic society committed to liberal democracy is nourished by the entire spectrum of black thinking on matters of politics, society, and culture.
Integrity Matters, Inc. promotes civil liberties, social equality, and free speech by supporting individuals marginalized by oppressive ideologies. Integrity Matters also supports artists from a broad range of disciplines across the United States who are making great work regardless of the artist’s identity, politics, religion or other belief system. This includes visual artists, writers, musicians, comedians, dramatists, poets, etc.
Newtown believes that culture should thrill, enlighten, and delight while being free of ideological orthodoxy. The Newtown certification allows free-thinking creators to produce their labor of love while the Newtown symbol gives us, millions of consumers, an easy way to find and access such culture at no cost. Together, through art and entertainment, Newtown let us become a shield against woke capital and give us the power to reduce its size and influence on our society.
Jewish Institute for Liberal Values
JILV supports liberal principles of free thought and expression, advances viewpoint diversity and counters the imposition of Critical Social Justice (CSJ) ideology in the Jewish community.
Finding Solutions Together.
The word ‘Plebity’ refers to everyday people, and in this spirit we seek to provide a platform for regular people to have a voice—especially those voices that are so often silenced by mainstream media. Plebity Media is a platform for articles, in depth interviews, and podcasts. We are also the home of the Plebity Free Speech Fund, which exists to aid those who have been fired or otherwise significantly harmed as a result of their speech.
Plebity is a California 501(c)(3) corporation.
Plebity believes in critical thinking & diversity of thought over identity politics.
Alliance for Constructive Ethnic Studies
A diverse grassroots coalition working to remove political agendas from Ethnic Studies, enabling curricula that inspire mutual respect, fight racism, and foster balanced analysis.
Empowering educators, youth, and communities by strengthening the neural pathways to peace and resilience through mindfulness and social and emotional learning.
Truth in Between
Navigating the messy middle between the truths of a chaotic and beautiful world, together.
Third Factor is a magazine for and about uncommon people and their uncommon paths through life. Our readers are incorrigibly independent thinkers; they are creative; and they are square pegs (or even heptagonal ones) looking to carve holes that fit them better than the standard issue round ones. We publish essays, memoirs, and expert interviews that explore the challenges such people face and the choices we make in the face of them.
Our bedrock topics include what it means to live with intensity and go through positive disintegration, what it means to develop character, what it means to belong and to navigate the tension between autonomy and community, and how to build agency and courage to do what you’re on Earth to do.