Where you can donate to support George Floyd protestors

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  1. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Just Your Average Sith Lord Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Marketing Project Manager

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    itch.io has an indie game fundraising bundle, the Bundle for Racial Justice and Equality, for a $5 minimum donation right now. At the time of this posting, it has 9.5 days left. So far they’ve raised over $700k, with proceeds being split 50/50 between the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and the Community Bail Fund.

    “We reached out to our community and an unprecedented number of creators donated over 740 projects to be part of what we believe is the largest bundle ever. Over $3,400 of paid works are available Pay-what-you-want with a minimum donation amount of $5.”

    https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality
     
  2. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach

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    There are many wonderful ways to help in this thread. As a community, are there any that we collectively think might do the most good for a Tower-backed project?

    I personally lean toward the ACLU, but I'd love to know what others think!
     
  3. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Just Your Average Sith Lord Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Marketing Project Manager

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    I was hoping we could have some sort of drive site-wide! ^^

    I wouldn’t have a problem with any of the charities that have been listed so far, but my personal pick would be the NAACP LDF.

    We could also potentially narrow it down to a couple and split the donations 50/50? If we can’t decide. ^^
     
  4. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach

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    I personally lean toward the ACLU, but NAACP LDF is also right up there. :)

    Hopefully more people will chime in with their thoughts!
     
  5. Bruce al'Kay

    Bruce al'Kay Novice Social Marketing Manager

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    I also lean towards the NAACP LDF but I would support any of these organizations with a tower-wide thing, honestly.
     
  6. Brynden von Brazilius

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    I know that ACLU is already suing the police departments who have attacked journalists. I tend to favor them for that reason, but I am open to other options as well.
     
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    Melearlin Valar Aes Sedai Tower Gatekeeper

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  8. Erin al'Denael

    Erin al'Denael Ban Hammer, Scourge of Spambots Everywhere Aes Sedai Director of Community Outreach

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    I'd love to get more opinions from people in regard to this. We are looking at having a Tower-backed fundraiser for one (or more) charities, and I'd rather have it be something the most people can get behind and support than not. :)
     
  9. Anujun Trahearn

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    I’m very happy that the Tower is getting behind this movement. Thank you to those who have shared bail funds.
     
  10. Stasia t'Andrei

    Stasia t'Andrei Just Your Average Sith Lord Aes Sedai Forum Moderator Marketing Project Manager

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    More games and books for a good cause at Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/fight-for-racial-justice-bundle

    “In the wake of the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and tragically many more in the Black community, we’ve teamed up with developers, publishers, and creators to help support organizations fighting for racial equity.

    This special one-week bundle features $1,200 USD worth of games, books, and comics for just $30 USD. 100% of the proceeds from your bundle purchase go to support organizations fighting for racial justice. For example, providing legal representation and assistance, protecting and expanding civil rights, and educating the public on racial injustice and slavery.”

    Supported charities are the NAACP LDF, Race Forward, and The Bail Project.
     
  11. Serinia Edoras

    Serinia Edoras The Amyrlin Seat The Amyrlin Seat

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    There are a few other organizations that my day-job company recognized as addressing racial inequality and I thought I'd share in case it might be helpful (some are repeated from above, but I like the brief descriptions for quick reference):

    100 Black Men – Advances educational and health equity of African American males through mentoring and economic development opportunities
    Center for Policing Equity – Drives social, cultural and policy change through research and application of data analytics
    Embrace Race – Creates forums and tools for children, families, teachers, experts and communities to engage, provide support and address racial issues they face
    Equal Justice Initiative – Addresses racial injustice by engaging communities through development and dissemination of reports, films, educational materials; focused more recently on improving access to mental health and health equity in the prison system
    Innocence Project – A national litigation and public policy organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing and reforming the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice
    NAACP Foundation – Prioritizes health equity through its Health Department that delivers community outreach programs, symposiums, tools and publications focused on addressing non-communicable diseases and HIV/AIDS in minority communities
    NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund – Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans
    National Urban League – Delivers social programs throughout communities, conducts public policy research and advocates for policies and services that close the equality gap
    PolicyLink – Promotes racial equity by developing and advocating for policies and practices that address the social and economic factors impacting community health, particularly in communities of color
    Race Forward – Delivers solutions to complex race issues through community mobilization, skill-building, leadership development and multi-sectoral collaboration
    YMCA – Strengthens communities through programs for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility; focused on underserved communities
    YWCA – Focuses on institutional change in racial justice and civil rights, empowerment, health equity, and economic advancement of women and girls
     
  12. Jocasta Braithe

    Jocasta Braithe Novice Forum Moderator Mafia Admin

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    Thank you, Mother. I'm so glad we have someone at the head of the community who is engaged in these important issues. :hug