Vielmetter Los Angeles stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and with those protesting against police brutality, white supremacy, injustice and racism. The gallery is taking time to listen, learn and take action. Our team is committing to implement long term strategies to effect change, both within the gallery and within our larger community.
As part of a year-long commitment to supporting organizations that are doing this critical work, we will highlight an organization each month, and pledge a donation of $1000. For this month we ask you to donate and support the Black Trans Advocacy Fund.
The Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is currently raising funds for the Black Trans Covid-19 Community Response Program. The Covid-19 pandemic disproportionately affects Black Americans. The fund is providing financial support for emergency food, shelter, and medical care. As of June 15th the fund has served 998 people, awarded 117 grants, provided 525 PPE Supply Kits, and 356 Safe Sex Supply Kits.
Our support of the Black Trans Advocacy Coalition is in honor of Riah Milton and Rem'Mie Fells and the many other Black transpersons who have lost their lives to violence engendered by systemic racism.
We will announce the next organization we are supporting on July 15th.
Black Trans Advocacy Fund https://blacktrans.org/donate/
We would also like to thank everyone who has made contributions in support of Paul Mpagi Sepuya's Solidarity Print. As of June 15, 2020 more than $192,000. have been donated directly to the organizations. If you would like to acquire a print, more information is available here.