Solidarity to Celebrate: Supporting Mutual Aid and Community Care Work
In this difficult hour, building a culture of care has never been more important. Project NIA and Lifted Voices hope you will join us in supporting that work in Chicago, where organizers are determined to help their communities survive.
In 2014, Mariame Kaba organized the first iteration of Solidarity to Celebrate, an annual event that honors activists and organizers, creating space for joy, comradery and relationship building. Due to the ongoing crisis, we have not had the capacity to organize a virtual celebration for 2020. But we could not let the year pass without holding the tradition in some way. So, in this hour of struggle, we have chosen to honor collective efforts that are happening in real time, and to rally some material support for those efforts.
We invite you to join us in honoring this work by donating to a joint fund that will benefit the ten groups whose work we are celebrating. Our honorees are providing care in many forms in their work. Some are providing food to people who would otherwise go without. Some are providing support to incarcerated people. Some are involved in grassroots community safety efforts. They deserve our thanks and our support now more than ever.
The People's Grab-N-Go
Equity and Transformation (EAT)
Ironwood: a space to (re)build
Love & Protect
Brave Space Alliance
Chicago Freedom School
Women's Justice Institute (WJI)
Catatumbo Cooperative Farm
New Life Centers of Chicago
You can check out acceptance messages from our honorees here: bit.ly/3radMlj
Fiscal note: The Lifted Voices collective is facilitating this fundraiser but will not be retaining any funds collected for Solidarity to Celebrate. All contributions will be divided between the ten groups being honored and will be distributed by the collective’s fiscal sponsor, the Uptown People’s Law Center. All donations made through this page are tax deductible.