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Sun-Seeker MKE

“Sun-Seeker MKE Collective mission is to Co-conspire to build & develop the capacities of Black Trans Abolitionist organizers in Milwaukee through multi-issue praxis development, transformative relationship and direct action.

Today's Balance
$13,157.35
Estimated Annual Budget
$19,466

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MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

MKE Trans Survival Fund This is a mutual aid fund for Black Trans People in Milwaukee WI. Prioritizing Black trans people, Trans sex workers, poor ... Read more

$3,346.65 USD of $5,000 USD raised (67%)

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$5 USD

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Community Crisis Intervention & Care Fellowship (C.C.I.F.C)

The MKE- Community Crisis Intervention & Care Fellowship (C.C.I.F.C) is a 4 month commitment to transformative justice, violence prevention and car... Read more

$100 USD of $456 USD raised (22%)

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$10 USD

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Hey folks, we need support in purchasing 15 copies of the book: New Bones Abolition: Captive Maternal Agency and the (After)life of Erica Garner by... Read more

$10 USD of $350 USD raised (3%)

$10 USD

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Projects

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Potluck for Community

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As we collect funds to redistribute to Trans people, we will and are prioritizing Black Trans f...

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Events

Sun-Seeker MKE is hosting the following events.

Past event
12:50 AM-01:50 AM UTC
A Gathering for Trans folks to show up and show up for their liberation through performance art

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Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Borealis Philanthropy

$10,000 USD since Dec 2023

2
Fruit Bowl

$1,254 USD since Jun 2023

3
Yante Turner

$490 USD since Mar 2023

4
Incognito

$360 USD since May 2023

5
Guest

$355 USD since Jun 2023

6
Angela Lang

$270 USD since May 2023

7
Guest

$225 USD since Jun 2023

8
KaiLee

$180 USD since Apr 2023

9
A Drag Benefits Show- 154 in cash

$153 USD since May 2023

10
Erica E Steib

$150 USD since Apr 2023

11
Reproductive Justice Action Milwaukee

$123 USD since Jun 2023

12
jocylen kyndel

$120 USD since Apr 2023

13
Honey_Comb_Co

$110 USD since Jan 2024

14
Guest

$100 USD since Apr 2023

15
Kyle Pfister

$100 USD since May 2023

Organizations

1
Trans Justice Funding Project Trust

$4,000 USD since Oct 2023

Sun-Seeker MKE is all of us

Our contributors 70

Thank you for supporting Sun-Seeker MKE.

Yante Turner

Admin

$490 USD

Venus W

Admin

Borealis Phil...

$10,000 USD

Fruit Bowl

MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

$1,254 USD

Incognito

MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

$360 USD

Guest

MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

$355 USD

Angela Lang

$270 USD

Guest

$225 USD

KaiLee

MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

$180 USD

A Drag Benefi...

MKE Black Trans Survival Fund

$153 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Credit from Guest to Sun-Seeker MKE

+$25.00USD
Completed
Contribution #665566

C.C.I.C Cohort Reimbursement - Supplies

Category
Materials & Supplies
from Yante Turner to Sun-Seeker MKE
-$405.70 USD
Paid
Reimbursement #187395

Credit from Kelly to Sun-Seeker MKE

+$40.00USD
Completed
Contribution #733850
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Today’s balance

$13,157.35 USD

Total raised

$17,818.44 USD

Total disbursed

$4,661.09 USD

Estimated annual budget

$19,465.55 USD

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About


Sun-Seeker MKE Collective mission is to build the communal base power and capacities of Black & Brown, Queer and Trans people in Milwaukee through multi-issue
 based direct service and praxis building within Negro abolitionist liberation theory & communty care.”

We will strive to uphold our  mission by providing training, education, intergenerational & intersectional community engagement, co-conspiring with grassroots organizing, advocacy and Black Queer joy . 

Who we are: 
  We are  the growth of planted seeds by black bodies in the wake of crisis and transforming  joyless moments, a mandate to resistance, a response to the call of “What else is there?” We are made up of Black Trans abolitionists, organizers, healers, siblings and hope, dedicated to liberation by any means necessary. 

Sun Seekers MKE Collective was birthed in 2021 out of the frustration, anger, tears, hopes and fears of Black woman and Black Trans & Queer abolitionists in Milwaukee, in the wake of the national uprisings in 2020 and historical oppression of queer and Trans people & Black people across the diaspora. Our collective liberation begins with shared power, political education, non-hierarchical interdependence, & self determination. We will no longer sit and take the abuse and harm this city and systems have caused us. Through transformative and transparent community power building and collective learning, we are committed to creating a world that sustains the futures,  life, culture, joys, and rights of Black & Brown Trans and queer people, and other minortized bodies.

 We will thrive by any means necessary. We will strengthen our people by strengthening our connection with liberation and each other to transform ourselves, our communities, and our world

We focus on 6 interconnected parts:
  • Abolition Teachings ~
  • Black TransLiberation & Defense - Akoben Cohort ~ Trans 101 trainings ~ 
  • Youth Liberation & advocacy - Youth Development program/mentorship
  • Transformative Justice - TJ circles in school “Disrupting the pipeline interpersonally” ~ Freedom School`
  • Decolonized education - Freedom school

Our team