Providing aid for HIV services, hunger programs and support for homeless and disenfranchised youth
In light of recent events culminating in the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month, we have chosen to use funds from this event to benefit the national organization, Black Lives Matter to help combat racism and promote equality.
This event will benefit the Black Lives Matter movement through The Community Justice Action Fund. The Community Justice Action Fund is a nonprofit organization building power for and with communities of color to end gun violence. CJAF is changing the conversation on gun violence prevention by leading with the people closest to the pain of everyday gun violence.
Our threefold strategy addresses the issue of gun violence in a holistic, sustainable, and intersectional manner. It galvanizes the power of the people most affected by the pain to inform solutions that effectively tackle the root causes of gun violence.
We will work to pass policy on all levels of government that is reflective of communities of color, as well as fight back against any policies that will lead to mass incarceration, or other forms of discrimination. We will build regional strategy hubs to support our collective partners and efforts on the state, local, and national level.
Every year, 40,000 people in America die by gun violence. Black and brown people are disproportionately impacted by gun violence, and everyday violence. We know that gun violence is a derivative of systems that have not been supported or led by communities of color. Lack of opportunities and easy access to guns have led to more violence. The media has normalized violent language around gun violence when it comes to black and brown communities.
There are solutions that can help to dramatically reduce gun violence in our communities, but they are underfunded, and not talked about. We have vast gaps in research and data on violence against people of color, which means we don’t even know the real numbers in cases of homicides, interpersonal violence and suicides with guns. Communities of color in particular have been left behind in the strategic conversations and leadership roles around solving these issues. We need to normalize how and when to have conversations with our peers about preventing gun violence.
We need to build power together, and we need to start now.
VIP Sponsor: $100
View Only: $20
A LINK TO VIEW THIS ONLINE EVENT WILL BE SENT TO TICKET BUYERS ONE DAY BEFORE THE LIVE STREAM VIEWING OF THIS SHOW.
Dennis Austria & Noel Santos
Video Presentation of "Stripped Down for Equality." Donations can still be made.
FEEDING THE NEEDY
VIRTUAL EVENT ONLINE
Broadway Cares/San Francisco Strips, a program of The Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation, presents a benefit burlesque-style dance show. REAF's normal on-site benefit show has been postponed until such time nightclubs are allowed to reopen for shows to we are creating this one-night virtual benefit show featuring a variety of dancers from past show both in solo dance numbers and in small groups choreographed and learned virtually. This event is designed to celebrate San Francisco Pride and proceeds raised will benefit Black Lives Matter and REAF's operating budget.
Click to hear the "Help is on the Way" theme song by Nancy Lamott.