In response to the recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless others as a result of racially motivated violence towards Black people in the United States, Yale student groups aim to mobilize the wider Yale community to donate to organizations fighting for justice. We have united under the name of Yale Together and we believe that our collective influence exceeds that of any single one of us.
The recent protests have opened up a critical dialogue about the structural inequities present in our society. From police brutality to COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black and Indigenous people, an urgent response is needed. This difficult time requires that we demonstrate solidarity amongst our communities, so alongside fundraising to address racism against Black people, we will also be fundraising for COVID-19 relief to the Navajo Nation, which has the highest COVID-19 infection rate in the country.
Yale Together has pledged over $20,000, and we are asking our communities to match this donation. The donations from this fundraiser will be split evenly amongst these organizations solving pressing issues in these communities.