Harvard 2015 Racial Equity & Justice Fundraiser
Taking action, together
$2,445 by 17 people
Harvard Class of 2015
Nothing compares to what we're facing today as two major public health crises -- a global pandemic and systemic racism -- rage on. These past few months especially have laid bare the health, wealth, and social inequalities that have long gone unaddressed in the U.S. and around the world.
As a community of friends and classmates, racial violence and discrimination are issues that affect all of us in some way. While words are important, action is what truly matters. Standing up and showing up for racial justice is not a one-time event, NOR a cause we only care about when it’s conveniently in the headlines. It must be an ongoing behavioral change with continuous commitment. Taking action means different things for different people: protesting, donating, advocating, learning, educating, voting, running for office, or hopefully some combination thereof. The important thing is that we all move in the right direction.
Countless Black men, women, and children have been senselessly killed. We must affirm that Black Lives Matter with our words AND our actions. During this period riddled with divisive rhetoric that consistently seeks to tear the fabric of diversity that binds us together, it is important for us to remain united. Through unity and solidarity, we can weather any storm. Let us ensure we, as a class, emerge through this tumultuous era on the correct side of history. In doing so, when our grandchildren learn of this momentous chapter of world events, we will be well prepared to answer the question, “What did you do?”
Among the actions you may have already taken, we encourage you to donate to this classwide fundraiser. The funds, together with a contribution from our class treasury, will be equally distributed across three organizations Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and The Bail Project.
If you have any questions or comments, please reach out to [email protected].