The Emerson College Staff Union believes that Black Lives Matter, that racism in
America is systemic to our institutions, and that police violence against Black and
Brown communities must stop. We are putting our money where our mouth is, and
we hope all Emerson College staff, faculty, and students will join us as we raise
funds for these issues that are critical to our friends, neighbors, and fellow citizens
Between Juneteenth and Independence Day (now extended to August 1st), we will be accepting donations to
support disenfranchised and vulnerable populations in Boston. All donations will be
split evenly between these two local charities:
(Please note this campaign will only contribute to Families for Justice as Healing, if you'd like to donate to the other organization, or both, please visit https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/anti-racism-fundraiser-by-emerson-college-staff-union-chapter-of-seiu-888)
Families for Justice as Healing describe themselves as “abolitionists” seeking
the end of incarceration of women and girls.
Families for Justice as Healing leads advocacy to decarcerate women and
girls in Massachusetts. We organize in the most incarcerated communities in
the Commonwealth to transform the way we respond to harm, and develop
alternatives to police, courts, and incarceration....We are leading work to
shift resources away from the criminal punishment system and into Black and
Brown communities so we can have housing, healthcare, education,
economic development, and community-led organizations.
(Please read our campaign for the other charity we are supporting, and visit https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/anti-racism-fundraiser-by-emerson-college-staff-union-chapter-of-seiu-888)
Violence in Boston (VIB) materially supports victims of violence among
disenfranchised populations in the city of Boston, and seeks to reduce violence by
organizing social action through a vast network of volunteers and activists, and by
bringing direct attention to acts of violence around the city.
The mission of Violence in Boston is to improve the quality of life & life
outcomes of individuals from disenfranchised communities by reducing the
prevalence of violence and the impact of associated trauma.