Freedom Ride To Ferguson

$21,167 of $20k goal

Raised by 422 people in 25 months
Monica Dennis  BROOKLYN, NY

BLACK LIVES MATTER

On August 28th, the “Black Life Matters Ride,” an initiative of ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬, will bring activists and professionals of color from across the country to Ferguson, Missouri, as part of a national call to end state sanctioned violence against Black people.

We are a coalition of volunteer medics, community organizers, cultural workers, artists, media specialists, counselors, and legal professionals (from New York, New Jersey and Phildalephia) and we will provide on-the-ground support to the Ferguson community.

AGENDA:
Aug 28th and 29th: Travel days
Aug 30th and 31st: Solidarity march and local community engagement efforts coordinated with local community members
Aug 31st: Establish next steps and key action items in the #BlackLivesMatter movement. Riders return to their communities  ready to organize within their local networks.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION WILL BE USED TO HELP:
1. Subsidize travel (i.e. gas and tolls; bus and/or van rentals), housing, and/or for riders in need of financial assistance;

2. Purchase necessary materials and supplies;

3. Support any emergency costs accrued by riders, if nessary (i.e. legal fees and other safety matters);

4. Support the family of Mike Brown. A percentage of the funds raised will be provided to the family; and

5. Support The Organization for Black Struggle, a local nonprofit commited to ending police brutality in St. Louis.

Local sustainability is of the upmost importance. When the cameras are gone, a community remains.

WHY WE RIDE...
Black Life Matters Ride PSA: Call for Riders




THIS NATIONAL INITIATIVE IS ENDORSED BY THE FOLLOWING ORGANIZATIONS:
AFSCME 3090. Los Angeles, CA
American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA
Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Black Community Clergy and Labor Alliance. Los Angeles, CA
Black Mama Caucus. Atlanta, GA
Black Worker Center. Los Angeles, CA
Community Coalition. Los Angeles, Ca
Esperanza Community Housing Corporation. Los Angeles, CA
National Day Laborer's Organizing Network
Strategic Concepts in Organizing and Policy Education. Los Angeles, Ca
The Center for Media Justice/Media Action Grassroots Network
The Feminist Wire
United Long Term Care Workers

#BLACKLIVESMATTER

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Update 5
25 months ago

We are $110 away from our goal. Pls donate to the #BlackLivesMatter Ride to Ferguson
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Update 4
25 months ago

We Stand Up... We Show Up... We Show Love because #BlackLivesMatter
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Update 3
25 months ago

On our way to Ferguson... Support #BlackLivesMatter
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Update 2
25 months ago

Darren Wilson's peeps raised $225K. We can raise @25K to send 100+ POC organizers to Ferguson #BlackLivesMatter
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$21,167 of $20k goal

Raised by 422 people in 25 months
Created August 22, 2014
JS
$25
Johnetta Samone
25 months ago
GN
$20
Geoffrey Nelson-Blake
25 months ago

In solidarity with my friend Carmen Dixon.

$120
Anonymous
25 months ago
$5
Anonymous
25 months ago
$50
Anonymous
25 months ago
CT
$15
Charisse Tucker
25 months ago
$5
Anonymous
25 months ago
JJ
$100
Joseph Jordan
25 months ago

All lives have value, we need to start seeing people and remove race. Only then one can be judged on merit.

RH
$50
Ryan Hawthorne
25 months ago
$50
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25 months ago
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