Corey Menafee is a former employee of Yale University who resigned after breaking a dining hall window featuring a racist depiction of slaves picking cotton. His resignation followed advisement that being fired would make it difficult to find employment. All proceeds from this fund will go directly to Mr. Menafee, to assist him and his family in his interim of unemployment.
My name is Bianca Brooks and I'm a junior at Columbia and community outreach chair of Columbia's Intercultural Resource Center. In solidarity, I partnered with Yale black student leaders Akintunde Ahmad and Ivetty Estepana as well as Mr. Menafee's lawyer Patricia Kane to start this fund. I'm the only organizer I know of that has been in consistent contact with Mr. Menafee's lawyer and his family. All proceeds go directly to a trust Patricia Kane has set up for Menafee. Right now, he is trying to acquire a cell phone, a laptop, and Internet in order to communicate with his lawyer and the press. According to Ms. Kane, who is working pro bono, that's what the first of these funds will be used for. Mr. Menafee mentioned that he is also trying to support his family and is grateful for the outpour of support he's received. Thank you for donating and please circulate this fund and sign the petition below created by Yale Law School students calling for Yale to rehire Mr. Menafee and rename Calhoun College. https://docs.google.com/a/guschristensen.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSccxTYMuejwyjq7s3n6QybKyrqNQULo9LfClExOYy3oYCyNlA/viewform