We are writing to ask our friends and family, who are willing and able, to support our mission to join the liberation struggles of Oppressed Persons, specifically, to support our mission to contribute our heart, mind, body, and spirit to grassroots Black and Brown liberation groups.
Daniel is a budding Resistance theologian, scholar, activist, and agitator with a special passion for the liberation of Black and Brown ghettos and barrios.
Yasmine is a budding Muslim theologian, scholar, activist, and agitator with a special passion for the liberation of Palestine.
Together, we choose to commit our whole selves to whatever radical work is being done by those groups and individuals who experience the brunt of systemic oppression on a regular basis.
As such, we plan to leave for Ferguson on July 28, 2015 and to return to New York around September 1, 2015.
Some of our work in Ferguson/STL will include supporting local, Justice for Mike Brown, groups that are working on a National Call to Ferguson for the one year anniversary of the murder of Mike Brown and the Resurrection of a Global Movement!
Additionally, we will work to strengthen ties between Radical Faith Communities of Resistance from #FergusonToNewYork.
**In no way do we want to take away donations that would have otherwise gone to supporting local grassroots organizations that are fighting for the liberation of Black and Brown Peoples. So please, only support us financially if you believe in our ability to do good work supporting the Movement in Ferguson/STL.**
Below is a rough breakdown of our expected expenses related to this trip:
- Round trip, Ferguson to New York for two ≈ $600
- Supplemental food for two (≈ 40 days x $15/day) ≈ $600
- Transportation (local), including two monthly passes (2 x $78) + misc. ($100) ≈ $256
- Updating software, subscriptions, and hardware for live streaming direct actions, and for disseminating real-time updates from Ferguson via this website and social media ≈ $400
If we could raise $1800 for our work, we would be eternally grateful to all of you! Detailed updates will be emailed to contributors and also posted on this blog.
Danny and Yasmine
Here’s some of our work: