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Emilyn Kowaleski's Fundraiser:

#Black Lives Matter

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WE REACHED THE GOAL!
August 05, 2016

I'm so incredibly happy to say that we reached our goal!!!  With 32 donors, we raised $1,039 total for Black Lives Matter. THANK YOU, THANK  See more
Emilyn Kowaleski

THE STORY:

It was my original intent in running this marathon to enhance my own strength, to help myself value myself, and to feel my own humanity.

But last week, the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile (the latest examples - among hundreds - of people of color who have died at the hands of police brutality) reminded me that we are not currently giving equal value to - or recognizing the humanity of - the lives of black people, queer people, and/or those with disabilities. 

It is now my intention to use the marathon as a way to raise my voice in solidarity and to help raise money for a cause which urgently needs our support - Black Lives Matter.

Here's is a little bit of language from #BlackLivesMatter describing what most moves me about their cause. "Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. When we say Black Lives Matter, we are broadening the conversation around state violence to include all of the ways in which Black people are intentionally left powerless at the hands of the state. We are talking about the ways in which Black lives are deprived of our basic human rights and dignity."

I hope that you will support me in this endeavor to support this imperative movement working to make America a place that is safe for all.

$1,039

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $131

  • Young Jean Lee

     

  • Matt Kagen

    $53.20

  • Margaret Bortner

    $25

  • Robert Allen

    $20

  • Willie Johnson

    $25

  • Kaela

     

  • Cori Marquis

    $50

  • Sarah Stites

    $13.30

  • Nic

    $10

  • Troy

     

  • Kyle A.

    $25

  • Erika Astarita

    $25

  • Debbie Adams

    $50

  • Joey Merlo

    $25

  • Sarah Rose Leonard

     

  • Sarah Segal-Lazar

     

  • Caroline Gart

    $26.20

  • Megan Sass

    $10

  • J Pompei

    $25

  • Jeremy Stoller

    $25

  • Jack Adams

    $25

  • Erin McGuff

    $25

  • JoAnn Groh

    $25

  • Diana Raiselis

    $26.60

  • Eva von Schweinitz

    $10

  • Karen Ybarra

    $25

  • Kathleen Jones

     

  • Sarah Hughes

     

  • Caroline Dougherty

    $26.20

  • Jessamyn Lett

     

  • Steven Kowaleski and Renee Blanchard

    $75

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104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

The Team: $1,039 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Steven Kowaleski and Renee Blanchard

Steven Kowaleski and Renee Blanchard

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Jessamyn Lett

Jessamyn Lett

1 year ago

Caroline Dougherty

Caroline Dougherty

DONATION: $26.20

you go girl! 1 year ago

Sarah Hughes

Sarah Hughes

1 year ago

Kathleen Jones

Kathleen Jones

my cousins 1 year ago

Karen Ybarra

Karen Ybarra

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Eva von Schweinitz

Eva von Schweinitz

DONATION: $10

1 year ago

Diana Raiselis

Diana Raiselis

DONATION: $26.60

1 year ago

JoAnn Groh

JoAnn Groh

DONATION: $25

Love Nik's FB posts on tangible actions that need to be taken. 1 year ago

Erin McGuff

Erin McGuff

DONATION: $25

This world WILL heal because of people like you, Emilyn! In admiration, --e. 1 year ago