Solidarity, Not Charity

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A year ago, we didn’t have a vaccine or all the information necessary to keep our communities safe. What was true then and now is that the harm caused is not equally distributed. Through our Critical Response Fund, Crossroads Fund has supported groups on the ground who have stepped up to ensure that their communities have the necessary information and resources to survive through mutual aid support.
 
Mutual aid isn’t about changing hearts and minds but about changing our economic structures and our social relationships to build the world we want. It is not just a number to call in an emergency, but a blueprint for how we build solid relationships and collectively care for our neighbors without expectations. It is profoundly challenging interpersonal work.

Grantee Highlights:

Youth Empowerment Performance Project (YEPP) - a group providing mutual aid to LGBTQ youth experiencing homelessness and creating alternative systems of support.

Mama's Activating Movements for Abolition and Solidarity - mothers of folks who have been impacted by criminal justice state violence.

360 Nation - a West Garfield Park community organization that works with youth to transform vacant lots into urban farms and spaces for developing critical consciousness.

Crossroads Fund is committed to supporting mutual aid movements rooted in the belief of solidarity, not charity.  Will you join us in supporting these movements by making a one-time gift or a gift over time

 

Jane Kimondo

Executive Director

 

 

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