Ismailis for Black Lives Matter

We are living in a broken world. It is time for us to make a difference and put our values of tolerance and pluralism into action. As Ismailis living in North America, we were fortunate to be welcomed into Canada and the United States. As such, it is our obligation to recognize the struggles of our brothers and sisters in the Black community and contribute to their stand for social justice. Our community should step forward, in solidarity with the Black community, and mobilize its social influence and financial resources to demand justice. We must do something. We must act. Now. 

This fundraiser was set up with the purpose of involving Ismailis in the discussion of race and the Black Lives Matter movement. By donating through this platform directly to the Black Lives Matter Foundation, you will know that members of the Ismaili community are helping a valuable cause and will sit on the right side of history. When we needed help fleeing threats of nationalization decades ago, we were supported. It is now our time to be on the giving end of our love and support. We urge all who are financially able to donate either identifyingly or anonymously to this cause as well as spread the message about the Asian-American role in the Black Lives Matter movement. We are not powerless, and together, we can change the world. 

More information about Black Lives Matter Foundation: Our mission is to help survivors and families that have suffered from the loss of a relative or loved one as a result of an unjust or questionable police shooting, and use our unique and creative ideas to help bring the police and the community closer together to save lives.

Note: The foundation is American, and the tax receipt you will receive is a US tax return, so if you are donating and are not American, please be aware that your contribution may not be tax deductible!

Fundraising team (15)

Shazia Ayn Babul
Princeton, NJ
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (via Thousand Currents)
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Adam Chagani
Team member
Aleena Ismail
Team member
Aliya Babul
Team member
Alyna Dada
Team member
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