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Scholarship for POC Going to Socialism 2019

$7,088 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 1 month
Created May 20, 2019
POC Caucus
Scholarship/Financial Aid for Participants of Color to Socialism 2019
July 4-8, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois

Apply for scholarship funds here. 

 We are reaching out as a group of socialists of color to raise funds for ourselves and other people of color (POC) who want to attend this year’s Socialism 2019 Conference in Chicago. We want to center the liberation of POC in today’s socialist movement. As part of that, making possible the contributions of POC radicals and activists at this conference is important to us.

This year’s Socialism Conference is being sponsored and organized by multiple left organizations, including Haymarket Books, Jacobin, and the Democratic Socialists of America. POC comrades across different organizations have already begun shaping an anti-racist conversation at the Conference. For example, the Decolnize Socialism track, being organized by POC comrades, aims to uplift the leadership of black, brown, indigenous POC in our movements and to develop a more relevant and socialist analysis of fighting racism. Folks will present on the role of colonialism and slavery in establishing capitalism, the migrant rights struggle in the US, anti-imperialist movements in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, the conflicts between forces on the Right and Left, native and First Nations struggles on every continent, reparations for black people in the U.S., women of color, and so much more. In addition, POC are organizing various meetups for other POC folks.

If you have donations to spare, please contribute whatever you can to this GoFundMe so that POC who cannot afford the whole trip, but wish to attend, can receive a scholarship/financial aid that will help defray those costs.Funds will be disbursed based on need and will be applied to travel/lodging.

Funds will be allocated to:
Travel expenses: $150-$250 per person roundtrip flights
Housing: $75 per person for 3 nights in hotel or hostel
Conference Registration: $50 to $75 discounted price per person
Food & Safety: Rest will go to a fund to be split equally for food and other resources (i.e. cabs, pharmacy needs, etc.) per person

Apply for scholarship funds here .
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How will the POC scholarship will distribute funds?

Akunna, Kim, and Julian from the POC Caucus, the organizers of this GFM campaign, will be receiving and assessing requests for scholarship funds. Please upload receipts- that makes math easier! We will also be reaching out to applicants individually to clarify needs indicated on the applications.

Depending on how you fill out the online Scholarship application, Akunna will be the sole person distributing funds via snail mail or payment app.
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From all of us organizing this fundraiser, a HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated and helped us SURPASS our goal by more than $1000!

Socialism 2019 is next weekend, so we will begin distributing funds to those who have requested help with travel this week. If that's you, look out for a message from Akunna shortly.

Folks who have uploaded or submitted receipts, thank you for making this job much easier for us. Others can and should still submit receipts now and when they can.

Apply for the POC scholarship here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-CDs5sqEtqusNxyX_BUNE9HkXy1dYD64f9nJMWOxlO4.

Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11:59 PM, is the deadline for any request for scholarship money to help comrades attend Socialism 2019 in Chicago. If you have not applied and need help, please consider doing this by that time.

Thanks for all the support, see many of you at S19, and solidarity!

-Akunna
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Thanks so much to everyone who has donated so far.
Please share this link with POC folks in need of scholarship funds: https://forms.gle/r7t9XREPhXhZBNDg8
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$7,088 of $6,000 goal

Raised by 50 people in 1 month
Created May 20, 2019
POC Caucus
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