Aazhooba'idi- Run Across Graduation Together

Hi friends,

Abandon, an amazing human, who has given so much to us and the world is going to graduate soon but due to UW administrative requirements, they are now required to take extra classes (not initially outlined by the school). They are now doing 6 months of extra schooling which they hadn’t known about until they were meant to graduate in June...these classes are beyond program and concentration requirements. Abandon is required to take on added quarters as a result of delayed and unclear communication about expectations on part of SSW admin-- who admittedly was navigating the transition to online learning with the onset of the pandemic. Due to this, Abandon could use some community support. There are conversations happening on how to hold the SSW accountable, but lets as a community see our sibling thrive in the meantime. 

Abandon has put so much time, energy, and love into this work, and they do so with immense honor for their ancestors and love for those who will come after them. In their words, “I am standing on the shoulders of so many fighters and people who could not read for themselves but fought tooth and nail for their children to read, write and do sums. These people were considered savages but they were dreamers and revolutionaries. Each person that gets a degree is one more link in a chain that will guide others.”

This Go Fund Me is a space for those of us that know & love them to support them financially in this strenuous time if we’re able. Please don’t feel any pressure. Wanting it to be an expression of mutual care, finding strength and support in community when we need it as both givers and receivers in different seasons. 

Thank you for the ways you’ve showed up for them. Sending love to each of you.

Abandon's family.


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Miriam Zeghmi 
Seattle, WA
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