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The School of UnLearning: Activism
Activism

CRUDE Cares: The Floret Coalition

CRUDE is a proud member of The Floret Coalition, an anti-racist collective of small businesses supporting and funding equity-oriented actions via monthly donations and social campaigns. Together, we raise funds and awareness for organizations prioritizing the needs of Black, Indigenous, and Latinx communities.

As of June 2021, The Floret Coalition has over 100 members who collectively donate over $10,000 per month.

By focusing on providing direct contributions to grassroots actions, The Floret Coalition not only maximizes aid received by the org, but ensures that money goes toward groups doing tangible, boots on the ground work in their communities.

Keep reading for more information on organizations supported by The Floret Coalition and click here for more information on the collective.


Nolef Turns

Nolef Turns’ mission is to reduce recidivism by helping those with court and justice involvement successfully thrive post-conviction. Their goals are to fight against the unjust judicial system and to help end mass incarceration while supporting individuals, families, and communities affected by incarceration. Donations help fund a broad range of programming and services, including housing assistance, job training, food pantries, voter assistance, youth mentoring, mental health services, and much more. 

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The Free Black Women's Library

 

The Free Black Women’s Library (@thefreeblackwomenslibrary) is a social art project and traveling book collection that celebrates the brilliance, diversity, and imagination of Black women writers. Founded by OlaRonke Akinmowo, the library provides an inclusive and accessible space for reading, writing, learning, resting, creating, and connecting. The library features a collection of over 3000 books by Black women as well as free monthly programming that includes workshops, performances, film screenings, book talks, and radical conversations on race, gender, art and culture.

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Black Feast

Founded in 2017 by Salimatu Amabebe and art directed by Annika Hansteen-Izora, Black Feast is a food and art event celebrating Black artists and writers. In the summer of 2020 Black Feast launched a new project, Love Letters to Black Folks, a free event offering plant-based desserts, care packages and love letters to the Black community.

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Adabi Healing Shelter

ADABI Healing Shelter is the primary support provider for domestic violence, sexual assault, family violence and dating violence victims in the Chinle Agency of the Navajo Nation. ADABI provides resources for advocacy, prevention, and safe home networks. Read more about their mission and donate here

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Voix Noire

Voix Noire (@thevoixnoire) is a safe space for Black women, marginalized genders, and children to seek and receive assistance via reparations from non-Black individuals. Their efforts focus on rapid turnaround of donations to families and individuals in need, getting assistance to people in the moment that matters.

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My Sistah's House

My Sistah’s House (@mshmemphis) is a trans-led organization fostering sustainability and security for transgender, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and queer communities in Memphis, Tennesee. Their efforts focus on providing advocacy and resources for gender non-conforming people of color, including emergency housing, name change clinics, free HIV testing, resume coaching, COVID-19 mutual aid, and building permanent housing for their community.

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