Medical and Legal Fund for Survivors of Violence

The purpose of this fund is to help with legal and medical fees incurred by protestors at Albuquerque Art Museum who gathered for a peaceful vigil around the removal of the Ońate sculpture, who were violently assaulted by Steven Baca. We are overwhelmed with the generosity of people reaching out to support anti-racist demonstrators, many of you whom we know were present at event. The family of the person who was shot has been contacted and we would like to support their needs as a priority, but we also would like to help the survivors of the assaults that Baca committed right before the shooting. SWOP believes in radical transparency and accountability, there will be no percentage taken by the organization. The bulk of the funds will be distributed to the man who was shot and we will also supplement what we can for the women who were assaulted. Thank you for your kind support and so many of you reaching out during this difficult time. The family appreciates your desire to help and value the gesture of solidarity. 

More information about SouthWest Organizing Project: The SouthWest Organizing Project was founded in 1980 by young activists of color to empower our communities in the SouthWest to realize racial and gender equality and social and economic justice. We seek to redefine power relationships by bringing together the collective action, talents, and resources of the people within our communities. We work primarily in low-income communities of color to gain community control of our land and resources.

Fundraising team (2)

Monica Demarco 
Organizer
Raised $5,017 from 95 donations
Albuquerque, NM
SouthWest Organizing Project 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are typically 100% tax deductible in the US.
Mikyle Gray 
Team member
Raised $140 from 3 donations

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