Live Streaming for the People

This campaign has far exceeded our expectations and it’s because of your generosity that we will close the fundraiser so that funds can be directed to other important #defundSPD efforts. Chai Adera and his mother, Tracy Rector, will continue to move the funds raised for needs as listed out in an earlier update and consider the ever-changing needs of our quickly changing movement to #DecriminalizeSeattle. Thank you for coming together and supporting grassroots led organizing and independent media.

Please consider donating to the following BIPOC led organizations:
- Omari Salisbury, Converge Media 
- Trans Women of Color Solidarity Network 
- Wa Na Wari 
- Real Rent Duwamish

*Chai's mom, Tracy Rector, will be managing the funds raised for the supplies and needs of the community as they shift. 
*Gratitude to Chai Adera and Tracy Rector for reaching out to me for the support they needed to raise money that would meet the demands of the community during a difficult time when the militarized presence in Seattle was high. 


Chai was born into social activism with his first march at 3 months old resting and listening while in his momma's sling. Now, as a young BIPOC 24 year old artist, he’s on the streets documenting and live streaming these important events of our time. 

You can follow Chai on his journey, streaming the protests at Future Crystals on Instagram that followed the devastating event of the murder of George Floyd but more specifically, the movement to Defund the Police on Coast Salish Territory. 

At this very moment your meaningful donation will support a young BIPOC artist pay for his invaluable time to protect protesters by streaming this intensely political moment, equipment for rain protection, digital storage, gas money, protest equipment to stay safe on the streets, bail funds for protestors, base camp venue support, and stipends for the camera crew. 

Chai has been tirelessly documenting for days and will do so for as long as people on the streets rise up to this important call to action. He is an impassioned activist and his ability to live stream with such care and fortitude all of these days for so many hours on Instagram is a true service to the people! 

Please contribute if you can in any amount that makes sense for you. No amount is too little or too large. Together we can sustain the invaluable work of a young artist documenting this historical flash point.

Support local Defund the Police efforts in Seattle:
Organizational Sign On 
Individual Sign on


  • Anonymous 
    • $822 
    • 18 d
  • Heather Weizsäcker 
    • $20 
    • 18 d
  • Syreeta McKelvey 
    • $10 
    • 19 d
  • Joshua Kates 
    • $20 
    • 19 d
  • Zaria Ancar 
    • $20 
    • 19 d
See all

Organizer and beneficiary

Jessica Ramirez 
Seattle, WA
Tracy Rector 
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