Black Life Matters Ride Tucson

$2,060 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 66 people in 25 months
Maria Matice Moore  TUCSON, AZ
The Black Life Matters Ride—Tucson is a locally based effort to support the people of Ferguson, Missouri, and to support the development of stronger networks within Tucson to address issues related to racial profiling, state sanctioned violence, and education.

Because of the tremendous support of our community, we've reached our MINIMUM GOAL of $1,500, the low estimate of our costs for 6 travellers to be present as the delegation from Tucson.

Our travellers from Tucson have increased to 7 AND we're working on supporting travellers from Phoenix.

You can still help support the movement by donating - everything over $1,500 will cover:

 - The additional costs of taking on new riders and supporting our Phoenix team. 

 - Facility and materials costs for the Tucson Black Action Initiative.

 - The Michael Brown Family.

The Black Lives Matter Ride is in conjunction with a National Weekend of Action to connect individuals from across the country to trainings on non-violent resistance and local organizing strategies intended to empower local communities to address issues with racial profiling and police violence.

We intend Tucson to participate in this national movement by:

1. Sending Tucson representation to Ferguson to engage in non violence training and on-the-ground work that will support those who’ve been maintaining peaceful demonstrations since the murder of Mike Brown.

2. Working to develop a Tucson Black Action Initiative to disseminate information and build a stronger network between individuals and organizations addressing the needs of Tucson’s Black community.

Our Actual Costs Include:

3 nights of hotel stay for a approx 7 Riders: $1170.00

Transportation (rental van + gas, or contribution toward a charter bus): approx $825 - $1400

We hope to engage as many Black folks as possible in making the trip (per the request of organizers in Ferguson). Anti-racist allies can support this work through some very much needed fundraising help and by supporting events in Tucson related to showing solidarity with people of Ferguson and the campaign to end police violence and brutality.

More information about the national initiative can be found on the Black Lives Matter Ride website and facebook page.

Black Lives Matters Ride Tucson has a page also.

Or you can email our Black Lives Matters Ride - Tucson coordinating team through the email provided.
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Update 2
25 months ago

Thank you to everyone who came out to last night's send-off event, and who's continued to be supportive of this work. Tucson's representation would not be possible without all of your love and support.

The Ride is underway and our current round of fundraising is now closed. Thank you again for all the contributions.
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Update 1
25 months ago

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for sharing your heart and investing your personal resources in supporting our group of Tucson travelers to Ferguson as part of the Black Lives Matter Ride!

We're committed to supporting all of the goals of this ride, and as such, will lend what financial support we can to riders from Phoenix, and to cover costs for additional Tucson riders. We also need to cover facility, childcare, and other materials costs for the Black Action Forum we're hosting upon the return of the group.

So, if you know anyone interested in donating who has not yet done so, please encourage them to do so - all of the funds will still be used to support this important effort.

Also--Everyone is invited to our press conference and send-off event this Wednesday, August 27th at 6:00pm at Cafe Desta, 758 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701


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$2,060 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 66 people in 25 months
Created August 22, 2014
Maria Matice Moore  
$20
Mari Herreras
25 months ago

Look forward to what you bring back to Tucson.

HG
$15
Heather Gray
25 months ago

Thank you for taking the message that yes Tucson supports Ferguson and yes #BlackLivesMatter.

LO
$25
Lisa O'Neill
25 months ago

I'm so glad Tucson will have a contingent in Ferguson at what I so hope is a watershed moment in our country's history. Black lives matter. Stop the racism. Stop the killing.

AG
$20
Andrea Graham
25 months ago
KR
$40
Kim Ryan
25 months ago
CK
$30
Chuck Kaufman
25 months ago
RB
$20
Romie Blackshear
25 months ago
SG
$25
Sarita Gonzales
25 months ago

Suerte!

EA
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Esinu Abadjivor
25 months ago
CK
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Christie Kelly
25 months ago
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