8/21 UPDATE: The response to this appeal is soaring and our gratitude to everyone who has contributed so far. We hit $5000 and we want to keep going! So we're aiming for $8000 now and you can help us get there! Please give what you can at this critical moment.
UPDATE: In just under 8 hours, we accomplished our initial goal of raising $2,500 for Community Ready Corps. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this critical force of community readiness, defense, and power!
In this political moment, we know that our work will not end on August 27th and CRC's investment in our communities is more important than ever. SURJ is doubling our goal to $5,000, again with 100% of donations made going directly to CRC.
We thank you for leveraging your resources with us -- one of many important ways we need to be showing up for racial justice, today.
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CRC is a grassroots, Black-led organization that builds Bay Area racial justice infrastructure and invests in Black self-determination, including self-defense trainings.
Without paid staff, CRC coordinates logistics around local direct actions and rapid response. They provide microphones, video cameras, sound systems, trucks, generators — the core infrastructure necessary to make protests happen. They prepare SURJ organizers to provide security for actions so we’re ready when white supremacists come to town.
Next weekend, CRC is playing a vital role by training the folks doing security who will help maintain a safer environment for counter protesters.
Please help us support CRC by making a donation to SURJ Bay Area, today. 100% of money raised will be given to CRC.