The Emerson College Staff Union believes that Black Lives Matter, that police violence against Black and Brown communities must stop, that racism is systemic and must be dismantled.
In honor of Juneteenth, we’re calling on our members to support and uplift two organizations who do important work in our communities: League of Women for Community Service and Families for Justice as Healing. We know it’s been a hard year for everyone, but if you have the means, please donate to one or both these organizations.
This fundraising page is for League of Women for Community Service:
The League undertakes civic, social, educational, and charitable work for the benefit of Boston's Black community. The League was established in 1919 to support to Black soldiers after WW1, when many public services were segregated. Since then, it focused on supporting and sustaining intellectual and artistic activity among black Bostonians. They’ve held art exhibits, concerts, literary study groups, and lectures at their historic “558” headquarters, which they are now working to restore.
They hold a Women's forum each March during Women's history month in which African American female scholars and professionals lecture and participate in panel discussions on education, journalism, the arts, and social institutions in the black Community. They also run two annual college scholarships.
This fundraiser will be open to July 4th.
If you’d like to learn more about the other organization we’re fundraising for, please check out the Families for Justice as Healing page.