RSPSU Black Lives Matter Fund
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In Support Of:
Founded in Toronto in 2013, Black Women in Motion is one of the only organizations in Canada that supports and advocates for Black survivors of gender-based violence. The youth-led organization advocates for survivors of sexual violence while working within an anti-racist, intersectional feminist healing space that creates economic opportunities and provides educational tools for Black women. Your donation would be going towards workshops and events that include but are not limited to consent education, the conversations and stigma that surround rape culture and sex positivity.
The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is an organization located in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that works to support incarcerated people who have been targeted by the discriminatory cash-bail system. Pretrial incarceration is detrimental to the health, safety, and well being of those within the criminal justice system – and does the same towards communities as a whole. Cash-bail is a discriminatory system that is built to target Black communities and individuals awaiting trial. The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is stated on its website to be a collective of volunteer grassroots organizers and active members of the community. Their goal is to end the cash-bail system in Philadelphia and bring justice to Black communities affected by it. Your donation would go to bailing those arrested in protests or otherwise, and cover costs of transportation, court fees, and other expenses brought upon by the criminal justice system.
The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a Toronto based organization that has been working long-term to support Black individuals living with HIV/AIDS within the city. HIV/AIDS affects all, but prevention work by the government has left Black, African, and Caribbean individuals without the support nor monetary funds to live healthy lives. Black CAP works tirelessly in Black communities to teach prevention, give support, and provide emergency funds to those who directly need it. HIV/AIDS is not a death sentence in the modern age, but it may be for those lacking access to medication, jobs, rent, or other daily expenses that have been hindered by their diagnoses. Black CAP works to erase the stigma through community outreach and build the road for Black individuals with HIV/AIDS to live normal and healthy lives, as is known to be possible and should be guaranteed to those with the diagnoses. Your donation would be going to the operation of Black CAP, the support of services they provide, and to their emergency funds that go directly to Black individuals with HIV/AIDS who may require money to cover any expense.
The RSPSU will cover all transaction fees to allow us to give as much as possible to these groups.