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Evanston Fight for Black Lives

Evanston Fight for Black Lives is a youth, abolitionist organization that is dedicated to achieving justice for Black and Brown people within the Evanston community.

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Evanston Fight for Black Lives is all of us

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Nia Williams

Admin

$5,176 USD

Evanston Figh...

Admin
we keep each other safe

Mollie Harten...

Core Contributor

Sarah Bogan

Core Contributor

Jennifer Karl...

sponsor

$3,600 USD

Teju Deshpande

sponsor

$2,600 USD

Spencer and S...

backer

$2,350 USD

Kira Novak

$1,800 USD

Susan Bowker

$1,450 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Sunrise Fridge PANTRY haul may 24 2024

Category
Program Food & Groceries
from Diana M to Evanston Community Fridges
-$186.91 USD
Paid
Reimbursement #203907
$
Today’s balance

--.-- USD

Total raised

$38,375.85 USD

Total disbursed

$38,375.85 USD

Estimated annual budget

$3,178.50 USD

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News from Evanston Fight for Black Lives

Updates on our activities and progress.

Pausing donations to the Evanston Community Fridges/Evanston Fight for Black Lives

Dear all, We are sad to share that we will have to temporarily pause monetary donations to the Evanston Community Fridges and Evanston Fight for Black Lives starting tomorrow, March 15th. Our fiscal host on Open Collective is dissolving and...
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Published on March 14, 2024 by Evanston Fight for Black Lives

Reflecting on our 2023 together

Dear neighbors, Happy November! We write to reflect on our 2023 with you, the folks whose generous support allows us to do what we do best: feed our neighbors. In 2023, the Evanston Community Fridges deepened partnerships with local organiz...
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Published on November 18, 2023 by Evanston Fight for Black Lives

2022 Update

Hey beloved community members! We wanted to share with y'all a brief update on the Evanston Community Fridges' work & impact this year! In 2022, we were able to repair, maintain, and continue stocking our four community fridges througho...
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Published on December 1, 2022 by Evanston Fight for Black Lives

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Published on March 30, 2021 by Evanston Fight for Black Lives

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About


Evanston Fight for Black Lives is an organization that is dedicated to centering Black and Brown voices within the Evanston community. We are an abolitionist organization that believes that policing is an inherently violent and racist institution. We are working to improve the quality of life for Black people in Evanston by defunding the police and providing black communities the resources they require and deserve. We put our community first in everything that we do from talking to community members, to providing aid. We believe in radically acting and transforming the ways in which public safety within the city of Evanston is conducted in the hopes to foster a community where radical and intentional love is prioritized.

Since May 2020 have met with aldermen and citizens, held community forums, raised money, and done the hard work of constructing a plan for defunding our city’s police department. Specifically, Evanston Fight for Black Lives held the largest-projected protest in Evanston, garnering over 5,000 supporters on May 31st. Following this historic event, we introduced more than 20 action items and events for the Evanston community. Some of th 24 events include: Defunding 101, Defunding 102, Donation Matching for charities, Calls Demanding Justice for Trent Hunt, Promoting Evanston’s Black Businesses, Emails to Aldermen, Chalking around the City, Defunding EPD Flyer Campaign, Sit-In at Aldermen’s Houses, Calls to Aldermen, 8th Ward Call with Ann Rainey, 3 Reclaim the Block Parties, Donations for Yakez Semark, the website ETHSALUMNI4ABOLITION.ORG, Three Yard Sales in the 5th Ward, A Black Women's Healing Circle, Raised Almost $15,000 for the Family of Jacob Blake, Created the Resourceful Progressive Voter Guide, and more. Evanston Fight for Black Lives amassed thousands of dollars in donations that were sent to community organizations and Evanston individuals in need. We mobilized thousands of citizens to be refocused on local politics. We anticipate that the city council received hundreds of emails regarding defunding EPD and demilitarizing our schools from residents. Evanston Fight for Black Lives greatly increased civic engagement in the people of Evanston. We have also garnered over 1,000 signatures for our Official Statement for defunding, written below. In conjunction with our grassroots organizing, Evanston Fight for Black Lives anticipates a higher voting turnout with the upcoming local and national elections. With thousands of followers on our social media pages, we have created a connection this summer between the residents of Evanston, and placed a heavier responsibility on our elected local officials. All of this work was done by a group of 9 Evanston youth, primarily Black women.


Check us out on Instagram: @evanstonforblacklives

Our team

Evanston Figh...

Admin
we keep each other safe

Mollie Harten...

Core Contributor

Sarah Bogan

Core Contributor