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9 fundraisers to support this week

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August 28, 2020
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Each week, The FADER rounds up a small selection of calls for donations from causes furthering the goals of equality and social justice, with a focus on areas that are overlooked in modern media coverage. If you have any comments or suggestions for the roundup, contact us on Twitter or Instagram.

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Securing Safe Housing for Quay Dash

Cult Bronx rapper Quay Dash has been living in a hugely unsafe environment for the past summer. This fundraiser seeks to find her safe housing.

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“Black trans women are often targets for this type of violence in their homes and aren't taken seriously, or blamed when they reach out for help. Quay wants to get back to her career as an artist but can't do that until she feels safe at home.” — Fundraiser organisers

Justice for Jacob Blake

A fund for the medical expenses of Jacob Blake, who was shot seven times in the back by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

“This fund is established to cover my son’s medical expenses, mental and grief counseling for our family and to assist our family in the days to come, as we continue to seek justice for Jacob. A portion of these proceeds will also be used to benefit my son’s six children, some of whom witnessed this horrific act of violence.” — Julia Jackson

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Help Hannah

Raising funds for Hannah, whose partner was gunned down during a peaceful protest for Jacob Blake.

“Anthony leaves behind a significant other and a step daughter who need our help. They are in need of money very fast. she can’t retrieve her house or car keys from his body or see him until they find a funeral home and pay for it. Please help if you can. Anthony was a hero.” — Fundraiser organisers

Justice for David Dungay Junior

A fundraiser for the family of David Dungay Junior, an Australian First Nations man who died screaming in police custody, surrounded by security guards.

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“In September 2019, the NSW Coroner presented his findings on the Inquest. He decided that the Corrective Services officers were not responsible for my son’s death, despite the video evidence. I cannot accept this ruling, and I have made an appeal to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), and will not stop until the NSW government accepts responsibility for the murder of my son.” — Leetona Dungay

Jana's Transition and Leaving the Middle East Fund

Support for trans woman Jana to leave the Middle East and continue hormone therapy.

“My name is Jana and I'm an Arab trans woman living in the Middle East, each day poses another danger to my safety and I am currently trying to get out of my country as well as gathering funds for gender-dysphoria alleviating surgeries.” — Jana

EMDR Therapy for Disabled QTPOC

A fund for disabled QTPOC Myles Lopez to continue EMDR therapy.

“Raising money for the cost of a year's worth of therapy will significantly reduce my financial stress and allow me to tend to my other debts and living expenses without compromising my mental healthcare.” — Myles

Transition Funds for Dallas

Fundraiser for Dallas to receive gender affirmation surgery and pay associated costs.

“I’ve finally decided to try and gather much needed funds for my transition after I’ve been putting it on hold for almost 4 years due to fears and anxiety around how I’ll be perceived as a black trans girl. I’ve gained a lot of self esteem and support from friends since then, and feel like now is a good time to post this fundraiser so I can begin the process of aligning my physical self with my gender!” — Dallas

Help Free a Black Trans Sex Worker From Prison

Raising funds to help get Afrolatinx trans woman Tsunami out of prison.

“Since Covid-19 has hit prisons incredibly hard, many people incarcerated alongside Tsu have become sick and some have died. Additionally, all her upcoming hearings have been postponed. However, after all this waiting, Tsu is finally eligible for parole.” — Fundraiser organisers

Help Me Replace My Stolen Laptop

Fundraiser for Temiloluwa Durojaiye, whose laptop was stolen.

“I understand that these are difficult times for everyone but I’m pleading and hoping I’ll be able to raise my goal so I can replace my stolen laptop. I’m a freelance writer and my laptop represents the entirety of my working capacity. Without it, I can’t effectively write pitches, research stories to develop outlines, or complete commissioned articles.” — Temiloluwa

9 fundraisers to support this week