As we practice physical distancing and continue the fight against the structural inequities of our society, we must persevere through the leadership and guidance of our local Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. Now more than ever, we must rely on mutual aid, mutual dependence, and solidarity.
SURJ Bay Area is taking a critical step forward by creating a Racial Justice Emergency Relief Fund. 100% of donations will be passed on to local organizations providing critical immediate aid to our most vulnerable communities while continuing to fight the structural inequities that turned a novel virus into a global emergency.
SURJ Bay Area is collaborating with local organizations on the front lines of this crisis. We are supporting work that is providing vital hygiene supplies, food, water, emergency shelter, and information-sharing on COVID-19.
Our partner organizations are also continuing the pressing political work of stopping evictions and shut-offs, supporting low-wage workers who are losing jobs, fighting against xenophobia, and releasing those currently incarcerated and detained. You can see a list of these local organizations below.
If you are in a position to do so during this transformative time, please donate to the Racial Justice Emergency Relief Fund. Your tax-deductible donation to support racial justice at this time, no matter the size, is significant.
$10 will provide a hot meal
$50 will provide food for a week
$120 for a day of missed work at minimum wage
$1000 for rent
COVID-19 is a crisis but it is also opening doors to new ways of organizing and policies we could only dream of a month ago. We must seize this moment. We will continue to update you on emerging efforts as we all move forward in solidarity and mutual dependence. Please donate today.
100% of your donations will be distributed to the following organizations:
All donations are tax deductible and appreciated.
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Prefer to make a donation by check? Make it payable to SpeakOut (with SURJ RJ Fund on the memo line) and mail to SpeakOut, PO Box 22748, Oakland CA 94609.
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Remember, every dollar makes a difference as we collectively grow SURJ’s Racial Justice Emergency Relief Fund. Please donate today.