July 25th, 2020

Make America Kind Again

"Fans for Equality & Justice Charity Auction" for BLM

I participated as a bidder in the recent "Fans for Equality & Justice Charity Auction" for BLM. I won both of the items on which I was bidding, a Person of Interest Finch/Reese fic by draycevixen (AKA corvidology) and a due South Fraser/Kowalski fic by clevermanka, amounting to over $100 that I donated to BLM-related organizations. Both creators requested that I choose local-to-me organizations, so I used the article 20 Black-Led Chicago Groups You Can Donate to Now to Make a Difference in Black Lives as my reference and I chose My Block My Hood My City multigenerational programs and assistances in the inner city, Brave Space Alliance Chicago's first Black-led Trans-led LGBTQ Center, and Circles and Ciphers restorative justice organization led by and for young people who have been impacted by violence.