June 09, 2020
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.

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Weds., June 10th at 3pm EST

This Wednesday, Yale Together will be hosting an advocacy session featuring a Yale alumnus for students to push for substantive change at the state, local, and federal level! We will have instructions available for demanding justice for victims of police brutality, accountability from our local representatives, the defunding of local police departments and more. Please fill out this form to participate: bit.ly/YaleTogetherAction

If your organization or its members are not able to participate, we would sincerely appreciate it if you might circulate this information amongst your peers. 

If you have any questions, please let us know at  yaletogether2020@gmail.com

As members of the New Haven community, we must demand change and amplify the voices of disenfranchised people across the country, and especially so in the places we call home. In response to current protests and demands to end police and state-sanctioned violence, we're launching a fundraiser for three New Haven-based organizations fighting for for our neighbors most affected by institutional injustices throughout New Haven and Connecticut. Donations will be split equally between Connecticut Bail Fund , People Against Police Brutality , and the New Haven Mutual Aid Fund, organized by the Semilla Collective - Colectivo Semilla New Haven .

To donate, venmo @yhhap or give online at http://yhhap.org/donate , where your dollars will be doubled and matched up to $4k.
If any organizations or individuals are interested in matching donations, please reach out to our co-directors Suzanne Brown ( suzanne.brown@yale.edu ) and Tomas Carrillo ( tomas.carrillo@yale.edu ) to learn more.

Volunteer Corps is a project of Dwight Hall, Yale's Center for Social Justice and Public Service, to recruit interested Yalies for service opportunities during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer Corps is a centralized space to access service opportunities in New Haven and remotely.

Questions? Email pr@dwighthall.org .