Critical Medicine Bday FUN raiser
It's Elle Seven's birthday and she's celebrating the only way she knows how; by helping out a community in severe need. Last year she went halfway across country to help take supplies to Standing Rock. This year Elle has returned to her roots in Riverside, Ca. to help Sherman Indian High School. It's a school of about 400 inter-tribal students from across the country and where Elle's great grandmother attended over 100 years ago. How will your donation help?
Remember the history of Indian boarding schools? You can help eradicate that memory today by donating to bring Critical Medicine skate classes onto the Sherman Indian High School campus.
Critical Medicine is a multifaceted skate school that uses skateboarding and roller skating to connect individuals to a unique form of self expression. Our Goal of $3200 will buy approximately 15 - 20 pairs of roller skates and safety equipment. The school already has skateboards, a couple of old ramps AND plenty of skate space.
We understand it might be tough for you to give financially, that's why we will accept supply donations as well. New or used roller skates, skateboards, roller and skateboard wheels, safety gear, roller skate boots or skateboard shoes, skate tools and equipment, we will even take stickers and swag; anything to make the kids of Sherman feel welcomed into the skate community.
Some may not know that, because of lack of funding, there is not enough staff to supervise the youth on weekends where students must stay in their rooms until late afternoon. This is a lot of sitting around staring at the four corners of your room every weekend. Keep in mind that this is a closed campus boarding school, meaning the students live on campus and can not leave the premises without approval or supervision.
Many of the young people come from isolated reservations where Riverside is the big city. Elle visited a few of these reservations last year and many of the homes had no basic infrastructure – running water, phone or electricity. There was also so much drug and alcohol abuse that made leaving the rez in any way possible attractive, leaving the young females of reservations vulnerable to sex trafficking. Unfortunately, this way of life makes suicide seem like the only way out.
Critical Medicine can't solve these problems but we can remind young women and men their value by adapting a new form of expression to their way of life. Won't you help rewrite history and donate today??