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Chicago to Ferguson

Organized by: Aislinn Pulley

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Aislinn Pulley via Crowdrise
August 26, 2014

Darren Wilson's peeps raised $225K+. We can raise $1.6K to send POC organizers to Ferguson! #BlackLivesMatter See More

THE STORY:

BLACK LIVES MATTER

On August 30th, the “Black Life Matters Ride,” an initiative of ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬, will bring activists and professionals of color from across the country to Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a national call to end state sanctioned violence against Black people.

We are a coalition of volunteer medics, community organizers, cultural workers, artists, media specialists, counselors, and legal professionals (from the Chicagoland area) and we will provide on-the-ground support to the Ferguson community. 

AGENDA:
Aug 28th and 29th: Travel days
Aug 30th and 31st: Solidarity march and local community engagement efforts coordinated with local community members
Aug 31st: Establish next steps and key action items in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Riders return to their communities  ready to organize within their local networks. 

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE USED TO HELP:
1. Subsidize travel (i.e. gas and tolls; bus and/or van rentals), housing, and/or for riders in need of financial assistance;

2. Purchase necessary materials and supplies;

3. Support any emergency costs accrued by riders, if nessary (i.e. legal fees and other safety matters);

4. Support the family of Mike Brown. A percentage of the funds raised will be provided to the family; and

5. Support The Organization for Black Struggle, a local nonprofit commited to ending police brutality in St. Louis.

Local sustainability is of the upmost importance. When the cameras are gone, a community remains.

WHY WE RIDE VIDEO:
Black Life Matters Ride PSA: Call for Riders 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2uy2eQMZ5s


Click Here for Our Facebook page 


THIS NATIONAL INITIATIVE IS ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:

Rebel Diaz - South Bronx, NY & Chicago, IL
Chicago Anti-Eviction Campaign. Chicago, IL
Insight Arts. Chicago, IL
AFSCME 3090. Los Angeles, CA
American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance. Los Angeles, CA
Black Mama Caucus. Atlanta, GA
Black Worker Center. Los Angeles, CA
Community Coalition. Los Angeles, Ca 
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. Los Angeles, CA
National Day Laborer's Organizing Network
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education. Los Angeles, Ca
The Center for Media Justice/Media Action Grassroots Network
The Feminist Wire
United Long Term Care Workers

$1,950

 

117% Raised of $1,660 Goal

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  • Maure

    $50

  • Courtney Landes

    $25

  • Shareef

    $50

  • Kahlief Adams

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Sally

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Multiple

    $335

  • Vivian Garcia

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Kathy McGroarty

    $30

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Bettina Chang

    $20

  • Noreen McNulty

    $40

  • Anonymous

     

  • Leslie Wallin

    $25

  • Shelton

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Sabrina Miller

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Toni Biskup

     

  • Cheryl Martin Purnell

    $20

  • Stephanie Jeter

    $40

  • Rachel Dickson

     

  • Max Freund & Cynthia Luna

    $25

  • AJ Christian

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • syn1031

    $50

  • Patricia Fancher

    $25

  • john auer

    $25

  • David Orlikoff

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • A. Densham

    $45

  • Jauwan Hall

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Uncle Bear

    $25

  • Heather Horst

     

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  • Jen

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Dex Sims

    $10

  • Jin You

    $40

  • Montreal-Bermudez Family

    $30

  • CP11

    $50

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Aislinn Pulley

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Donor Comments

CP11

CP11

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Montreal-Bermudez Family

Montreal-Bermudez Family

DONATION: $30

We will be there in spirit. 4 years ago

Jin You

Jin You

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Dex Sims

Dex Sims

DONATION: $10

For my cousin, Aislinn Pulley, and all those wonderful souls who are down for the struggle to bring about economic, political and social justice. I can't be there in person, but I can be there in spirit! I am with you! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

Jen

Jen

DONATION: $10

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Heather Horst

Heather Horst

Thank you for going to Ferguson. 4 years ago

Uncle Bear

Uncle Bear

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

Good luck 4 years ago

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