Get Zarinah a Visa

UPDATE: OMG, this is an incredible amount of support in such a short time and Zarinah is sooooo grateful. New estimate is $6480, lawyer estimates were 5k~6k +1k application fee + GoFundMe Fees. GoFundMe takes a whopping 8%. 

No one profits obviously and any excess will be used as emergency pool for follow on lawyer fees after intial application!


Zarinah is a life force to all that meet her.  She pushes people to think differently, to be their best selves and to not only question society but to take action to change it. 

Zarinah is a leading neuroscientist, contributing her brain to study brains. In her "off" time she runs Embassy Salons, the Red Vic lectures, Haight St Commons, the John Muir school project, Second Life / the Embassy Transformative Justice project. 

Sadly due to circumstances with this new admistration, she doesn't have a visa to stay in the states starting in August. Now is the time to help a woman who has likely influenced your life, be it a small conversation or a mighty mediation.  

Let's raise money for lawyer fees to enable Zarinah to control her future vs. have someone else control it.  There is an "Outstanding Citizen"  visa which the lawyer thinks  has a high likelihood of success.  We need at least $5k now to secure this application in time to avoid Z leaving the country. 

If you can't donate money right now, that's OK. Just give Zarinah a hug and your support.   If you can donate money, thank you in advance. It will be greatly appreciated and valued.

Additional update: GoFundMe is requiring me to add details about the organizer.  Me. So...I'm Kristen. A soul sister of Zarinah's, love her soooo much.  We have known each other for about 5 years and we live a few blocks away from each other in San Francisco. I'm spearheading this effort - because like all of us - I really really really want to keep her in the country.  All money raised goes to lawyer fees. Any excess (if there is!) will be used for Visa purposes (application fee). I will be withdrawing the funds personally and venmoing all of them to Zarinah immediately.

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Organizer and beneficiary

Kristen Berman 
San Francisco, CA
Zarinah Agnew