In early June, in conjunction with the national conversation around police brutality and systemic racism, a handful of students led by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Xi Beta Chapter launched Justice 4 Black Lives (J4BL), an initiative to help mobilize Stanford students and their circles to donate in droves to bail funds and other community organizations via social media.
Now, we are launching J4BL's landing site via GoFundMe, to help build on the momentum of this movement and continue the incredible work that has been done to raise money in support of various organizations and activists who have been on the frontlines fighting structural racism. This site is also being made available for those who aren't active on Instagram and Venmo. The proceeds of this page will go to The Bail Project (info below).
J4BL is entering its third stage of fundraising. Phase 1 of fundraising resulted in $21,135 being donated to bail funds all over the country (with help from corporate matching); Phase 2 raised $102,550, also with help from generous matchers, that was distributed to Bay Area charities centered around various Black Lives Matter initiatives, and to The Bail Project. Phase 3 (welcome!) will continue to scale out these efforts, supporting both national and local nonprofits that are focused on anti-racist relief and change-making efforts.