Aotearoa for black lives in America
Our empathy and outrage don't end at out borders. Donate now to show your support for our African-American brothers and sisters.Wellington
This fundraiser is an outlet through which New Zealanders who are outraged at what they have seen happening to our African-American brothers and sisters in America over the decades, can show their support.
There are literally hundreds of organisations that deserve support. The proceeds of this fundraiser however will be split between the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective.
The NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognised civil rights organisation. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
The National Bail Out Collective is committed to getting people free through bail outs, advocacy, and leadership development. They believe that pretrial reform must be lead by communities most impacted and not by institutional actors or corporate interests, who are entrenched and benefit from the current system. The National Bail Out Collective coordinates the Mama’s Day Bail Outs, where they bail out as many Black Mamas and caregivers as they can. The National Bail Out Collective also provides fellowship and employment opportunities for those they bail out in order to support their growth and create a national community of leaders who have experienced incarceration.
Since 2017, Black Visions Collective has been putting into practice the lessons learned from other organisations in order to shape a political home for Black people across Minnesota. They aim to center their work in healing and transformative justice principles, intentionally develop their organisation's core “DNA” to ensure sustainability, and develop Minnesota’s emerging Black leadership to lead powerful campaigns.
The funds will be paid to these organisations via credit card once the fundraiser has ended and a confirmation post made on this site as proof of payment.
Ana Montgomery-Neutze's involvement (page creator)
The purpose of this page is to raise funds for three organisations that directly support African-American people: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective.
Use of funds
All funds will be split between the NAACP, National Bail Out and Black Visions Collective whose work directly benefits African-American communities in the United States.
Fundraiser results! 11 October 2020
Hey all, I thought you might like to know the results of the fundraiser that so many of you donated to. In total we raised $6762.13 NZD ($4468.55 USD)!
As promised, 1/3 of the funds went to each of the NAACP and National Bail Out, a total of $1489.50 each. The third organisation we were fundraising for, Black Visions Collective, had stopped receiving donations by the time our fundraiser ended so instead I chose 14 organisations from those listed on their site (and on other sites), that cover the widest possible range in terms of the mahi they do for their communities and split their share of the funds between them. Each of the organisations received $106.39.
The 16 organisations we managed to support are as follows:
- National Bail Out
- Black Immigrant Collective
- Black Mamas Matter Alliance
- Prison Book Program
- Buy from a Black Woman
- Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
- Building Black Bed-Stuy
- The Center for Cultural Power
- Black Girls Code
- The SHIFT Cooperative
- Division of Indian Work
- Investing in Black Women
- National Black Justice Coalition
- Brooklyn Movement Center
Please Google the organisations to find out more about the amazing work they are doing and/or to support them further with additional donations or by sharing their messages.
Screenshots confirming each of the payments are included (and if you'd like additional evidence of where your money went, please feel free to message me!).
A huge mihi to everyone who supported this fundraiser and stood with America against systemic racism and oppression <3
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This page was created on 1 Jun 2020 and closed on 31 Jul 2020.