Yale Together is a coalition of Yale students and student groups coming together to mobilize the wider Yale community. We are encouraging them to donate to organizations fighting for justice and those helping populations especially impacted by COVID-19 right now. They are hoping for alumni support on this, to make their fundraising initiative and movement more successful together. They encourage sharing the information they have provided below.
“In response to the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others as a result of racially motivated violence towards Black people in the United States, student organizations and individuals under Yale Together have pledged over $20,000 (GoFundMe linked HERE), and we are asking our communities to match this donation. The donations from this fundraiser will be split evenly amongst these organizations solving pressing issues in the Black community and Navajo Nation:
Black Visions Collective | Through the development of powerful social campaigns, BLVC expands the power of Black people across the Twin Cities metro area and Minnesota. This can look like delivering mobilization and action goals as part of a national coalition in which Black lives are centered, but it most often looks like visioning and leading targeted collaborative local campaigns that advance a concrete impact for people’s lives in MN, while also advancing a shift in public narrative that connects to transformative long-term change.
Connecticut Bail Fund | Pays bail for people who are being caged due to poverty, organize in opposition to the incarceration and deportation of community members, and educate and advocate towards a radical vision for safety, justice, and healing. To date, they have freed over 415 people from pretrial and immigration detention
Black Lives Matter | #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.
Navajo & Hopi Families COVID Relief Fund | Helps the elderly (especially those raising their grandchildren), the immunocompromised and mobility impaired, single parents, and struggling families by helping them buy groceries, water, health supplies, and necessary items so they (and their vulnerable communities) can be protected from exposure to the virus by engaging volunteers to make these purchases and deliver them to a safe transfer location for our beneficiaries. Also helping to stop the spread of COVID-19 on these reservations by engaging volunteers to sew masks for medical workers and first responders on Navajo and Hopi.
Greater New Haven COVID Community Fund | The Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund was established on March 20, 2020 by The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven in partnership with the United Way of Greater New Haven as a community-wide effort to raise money to help Greater New Haven’s nonprofit organizations and the thousands of people in our region they serve affected by COVID-19. The two institutions are working together in promoting the fund to donors and in decision-making as to grants from the fund.