Vielmetter Los Angeles continues our year-long donation pledge supporting effective change to dismantle police brutality, white supremacy, racism, and injustice. This month we are donating $1,000 to Reach LA.
"In 1992, three women artists founded REACH LA in response to the lack of HIV/AIDS prevention education for youth of color. They worked with teenage youth to develop educational programming that was targeted to combat the rise in HIV infection rates. Our current approach includes HIV prevention education, HIV testing, linkage to care and support services for HIV positive and high-risk negative youth and young adults. We have since cultivated our legacy into a multifaceted approach that includes HIV prevention education, HIV testing, linkage to care and support services for HIV positive & high-risk negative youth and young adults. REACH LA has built a safe and supportive environment that strives to educate, motivate and mobilize youth around sexual/reproductive health, culture and self-preservation."
We will announce the next organization we are supporting on June 15th.
Reach LA: https://www.reachla.info/
June 15, 2020: Black Trans Advocacy Coalition
July 15, 2020: Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment
August 15, 2020: National Police Accountability Project
September 15, 2020: Critical Resistance
October 15, 2020: Fair Vote
November 15, 2020: The New Georgia Project
December 15, 2020: SÜPRMARKT
January 15, 2021: The Compton Pledge
February 15, 2021: Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network Los Angeles
March 15, 2021: The Downtown Women’s Center
April 15, 2021: The Street Vendor Emergency Fund
We would also like to thank everyone who has made contributions in support of Paul Mpagi Sepuya's Solidarity Print. As of July 25, 2020 more than $214,688 has been donated directly to organizations the artist selected to support.
Please also check out Edgar Arceneaux's BLM Defund Convening with Patrisse Cullors