The picture you’re sharing on your platforms of the dead family in search of a better life is not helping the production of ending racist policies or educating people about immigration rights.
Oscar Alberto Martines Ramirez and 23 month old daughter Valeria found dead by the Rio Grande shouldn't be normalized to make others pay attention. They deserve more respect than "shock value".
My name is Maria Rodriguez and I am hosting a fundraiser July 20th to raise funds for United We Dream. I see people talking about strength and empowerment, yet have a weak track record when speaking on issues that directly affect the health in the systems they're surrounded by.
United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led community in the country. This non-profit puts these leaders in positions of power to strategize ways to empower people in defending deportations, education on access, and fighting to improve their overall lives just to name a few. Over 60% of their members are womxn and 20% identify as LGBTQ. "Our vision is a society which celebrates our diversity and we believe in leading a multi-ethnic, intersectional path to get there."
I am contributing 100% of the donations from this event to @unitedwedream. If you're interested in participating, below are the options in being a participant.
If you've ever wanted to know what your super total is (squat, bench, deadlift, clean& jerk, and snatch... here's your chance. The minimum requirement to donate is .05 cents per pound. Lets say your combined total is 970 lbs, and you agree to pay 10 cents per pound, your donation is $97. So amazing!
If you aren't well versed in either of these disciplines, there is also a 20 minute workout you can do. The workout is as follows:
10 push ups
5 pull ups
20 air squats
15 sit ups
You have 20 minutes to do as many reps as possible. For this, the minimum requirement is .10 cents. So let's say you did 400 reps total, your donation is $40. Amazing!
When you arrive that day you will have a card with your name on it, your donation per pound or rep agreement, and your signiture saying you understand what you'll be paying at the end of your workout. Ex: My name is _____ and I chose to do the super total fundraiser. I am donating $X per every pound I lift today."
I'm excited to see people showing up for this. There's nothing better than to celebrate my birthday with people who show up with a backbone, with fearlessness and with passion, but also knowing that their presence in action there is for something greater like making it possible for change to happen.
Thank you for your time, energy, and effort.