Resources to Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

Our Statement to the oSTEM Family,

 

We are speaking out in solidarity with those fighting for the dismantling of white supremacy. As Pride Month and the anniversary of the Stonewall Riots near, we cannot forget that victories of freedom in the United States have been a direct result of movements of civil unrest led by Black people. We cannot stand as idle witnesses to the systemic racism, racial violence, and police brutality taking Black lives every day. We must demand justice and liberation for the Black community in the form of systematic change that values Black life and Black freedom. And we must work towards this change through the resistance of oppression, the protection of the most marginalized, and the redistribution of wealth to those in need. We must say Black Lives Matter. Stay strong. Stay safe.

Resources

We are committed to actively supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and are working on a document that compiles resources about protests against police violence towards the Black community, as well as donation links and ways to support those on the front lines.

Donation Matching

We are matching donations to The Okra Project

The Okra Project is a collective that seeks to address the global crisis faced by Black Trans people by bringing home-cooked, healthy, and culturally-specific meals and resources to Black Trans People.

We are matching donations until we reach $2,500 USD towards their Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund and Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund, which are emergency mutual aid funds that aim to offer Black Trans folks a one-time mental health therapy session with a licensed Black therapist.

Instructions:

1. For those interested in donating to either fund please donate at paypal.me/theokraproject with the subject line “Nina Pop Fund” or “Tony McDade Fund”.

2. Send an email to sindhu.sreedhar@ostem.org with a screenshot of the receipt as proof of donation.

3. We will match donations until we reach $2,500 USD.