is a fundraising campaign that transforms your love of tasty food into funds that support rad grass roots organizations and collectives doing the day to day work to nourish resistance and agency. Beginning in April 2017, the last Friday of every month Cafe B will donate all of our profits to participating organizations! Every Buddy Mary, latte, or delicious Cafe B dish is one more dollar that can help provide resources, ease a burden, or spread awareness!
About the Organizations
Friday APRIL 28
NO MORE DEATHS/NO MAS MUERTeS
No More Deaths/No Más Muertes is a consensus-based, all-volunteer group of people of conscience working to end death and suffering on the US/Mexico border. Since the mid-1990s, over 6,000 individuals have died trying to cross the border, a result of US government policies that imperil migrants by pushing them into dangerous and remote wilderness.
Every year, No More Deaths mobilizes hundreds of volunteers to provide food, water, and medical aid to individuals crossing the Southern Arizona desert; offers humanitarian assistance to recently deported people in Mexico; documents abuses by the Border Patrol and other agencies; and supports community organizing and sanctuary efforts in Tucson. No More Deaths operates “Keep Tucson Together”, a free legal clinic wherein volunteer laypeople and attorneys try to close deportation cases through asylum claims or by requesting prosecutorial discretion, and, as necessary, by launching public advocacy campaigns to stop deportations. We have successfully stopped the deportations of members of the Tucson, Arizona community and have helped hundreds of “Dreamers” complete their DACA applications.
Amidst the current political climate that places undocumented individuals at the center of conflicting ideologies of fear, partisanship, profit, and racism, No More Deaths asserts the right to provide life-saving humanitarian aid to those in need and advocates for an end to the policies that cause migrant death and suffering. Volunteer labor and grassroots financial support are vital to helping No More Deaths uphold fundamental human rights and stand in solidarity with people migrating to and seeking refuge in the US.
Follow the link to learn more and donate directly!
TAP is a national trans-led organization that gives money to & advocates on behalf of trans people attempting to navigate legal & bureaucratic systems.
TAP is a permanent fund, replenished through donations and grants, that is managed to help trans folks who need assistance. Because of the enduring nature of the program, TAP can ensure that their clients' needs, which may arise at random times, are met without them having to attempt to raise the money on their own. TAP also works toward building a vetted network of legal experts and medical providers, as well as compiling a “bureaucratic resource” directory, saving trans folks the trouble of searching for the right doctors or the right paperwork.
Follow the link to learn more and donate directly!
Friday May 26
A non-profit organization on a mission to build a better future for Syria. We develop Innovative Education programs for Syrian refugee youth, distribute Smart Aid to Syrian families, and fund Sustainable Development projects initiated by Syrians for Syrians.
Karam Foundation was founded in 2007 in Chicago — a small, non-profit organization determined to do big things. Karam means generosity in Arabic — our simple vision was to give what was needed to those who needed it anywhere around the world. Ten years ago, we started with a food drive on the south-side of Chicago. Today, our impact expands across Syria, Turkey, Lebanon,and Jordan, building a better future for thousands of Syrian families
SisterSong's mission is to strengthen and amplify the collective voices of indigenous women and women of color to achieve reproductive justice by eradicating reproductive oppression and securing human rights.
Friday June 30
INCITE! Women, Gender Non-Conforming, and Trans people of Color* Against Violence is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and our communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
INCITE! works with groups of women of color* and our communities to develop political projects that address the multiple forms of violence women of color experience in our lives, on our bodies, and in our communities. We identify "violence against women of color" as a combination of "violence directed at communities," such as police violence, war, and colonialism, and "violence within communities," such as sexual and domestic violence.
We the Black and Brown Workers Collective (BBWC), a direct action social justice entity, have come together to combat injustices that manifest both in and out of the non-profit organizational structure and in the broader community of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Our mission is to actively challenge, resist and dismantle, those colonialist, white supremacist and oppressive systems that impact our lives as Black and Brown workers.
Most importantly, we seek to create our own spaces where Black and Brown labor and community will define the value of their own work while setting roots in communities that establish black and brown owned enterprise and collectively run spaces.