Voices in ACTION: Artists against Oppression was founded in the summer of 2020 in the wake of the murder of George Floyd --and so many others--by police officers in Minnesota. We wanted to be part of the change. We assembled a nationwide multiracial coalition to produce our first event, a 12-hour long telethon in support of the NAACP LDF on July 5, 2020. We raised nearly $15,000. Knowing that breaking down systemic racism in the US is not a short-term commitment, we committed to being part of the long-term struggle.
We produced a smaller event in October 2020 in support of Battle for Democracy Fund, which is working on voter suppression issues as well as building long term grassroots power in Cleveland and Milwaukee.
We are in the process of creating our formal mission and starting the process of becoming a foundation so that we can continue our work raising money to support black-led projects and organizations working to undo systemic racism and racial violence in the United States.
We believe that every person can contribute in some way, small or large. We are all volunteers here, and we are committed to working together to make a difference. If you would like to support our work by contributing of your time, talents or money, please let us know.
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