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Ebony's Survival and Scholastic Fund

Organized by: Ebony Oldham

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EVENT DATE Oct 31, 2015

THE STORY:

I am a 25-year-old social justice, liberation-seeking, activist, organizer, writer and soon to be, again, college student.

With fortune, I obtained a degree in Ethnic Studies, (the interdisciplinary study of difference – chiefly race, ethnicity, and nation, but also inclusive of sexuality, gender – and power expressed by the state, civil society and individuals) with an emphasis on Women and Gender Studies from the University of Oregon. Since graduating, I have had the privilege of working as a radical community and political organizer in a number of capacities.

Capitalizing on my most recent endeavor, I was employed as a time-limited, Environmental Justice Organizer, but the organization was unable to financially sustain my position long term. In my transition, I was able to adapt quickly and save enough funds to live, somewhat comfortably, and still engage in activism and movement building all over the country for nearly 3 months. At this time, my savings are rapidly lessening and I am asking for support.

Being a first generation college student often meant leaning on those in community, to help guide me in the right direction. Family, friends, peers, mentors and mentee’s have all invested countless time, energy, prayers, love, food, hope and encouragement into me and this is undoubtedly, why I continue and have, made it, this far.

This fall I will be attending Portland State University as a post-baccalaureate student for some prerequisite courses and then, in January as a Masters student in the Post-secondary Adult and Continuing Education (PACE) with an emphasis on Student Affairs in Higher Education, Service-Learning, Community-Based Learning and Training and Development. Though, in order to ensure that I will be able to attend school in the fall for my very few courses and not continue to overload in debt (as a Post-Bacc student), coupled with my unemployment, I am asking for financial assistance. I humbly present to you all, an opportunity to invest in me, again.

If you are unable to give a monetary donation, I appreciatively welcome your radical, unapologetic, love, advice, healing, accountability and encouragement on this journey. The ask: $3,000 to support (some of my) living, transportation and scholastic needs.

*I am willing to write, speak, teach workshops for donation as well. Please contact me for resume and references if interested.

Thank you!

 

Best,

E.

$210

 

105% Raised of $200 Goal

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  • Tessara Dudley

    $10

  • mickey

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Dominique LaBaw

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cory Lira

    $10

  • Jasmine Reid

    $10

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Donor Comments

Jasmine Reid

Jasmine Reid

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

Cory Lira

Cory Lira

DONATION: $10

Wish I had more to give! I hope school is going really well for you. 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Dominique LaBaw

Dominique LaBaw

DONATION: $40

Go get your dream ! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

mickey

mickey

DONATION: $10

<3 3 years ago

Tessara Dudley

Tessara Dudley

DONATION: $10

<3 heart So glad to be in community with you. Sorry I can't give more, because you deserve it! 3 years ago

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