Replace Gear Stolen From Oly PoC Organizer
Organized by: Audrey Daye
Olympia, WA: In the wake of the police shooting of two unarmed young black men in our community three weeks ago, Oly PoC (person of color) organizers have been followed, harassed, threatened, and attacked by white supremacists who claim to be rallying in support of Olympia's police department.
Earlier this week, the home of a prominent PoC writer and organizer was robbed. The most valuable of items taken was a MacBook on which this person does a great deal of their organizing and all of their writing. It is unclear whether the robbery was coincidence or escalation. Regardless, replacing this person's computer will allow them to continue the vital work they have been doing in our community. They have declined a public benefit to ensure that community focus stay on the BlackLivesMatter movement and justice for Bryson Chaplin and Andre Thompson, but would appreciate their community coming together online to help them replace what has been taken.
This individual has requested anonymity for safety reasons. I have lived in Olympia my whole life and work in three local businesses. If anyone has any questions about the validity of this fundraiser or the allocation of funds raised, please contact me directly. Any funds raised over the cost of replacing stolen items will be donated to the YouCaring Medical Fund for Andre and Bryson ( http://www.youcaring.com/chaplin-thompson-family-360252 ).