Toppling Racism

February 19 Mobilization

The Toppling Racism Fund is pleased to extend an opportunity for organizations to apply for funds to support mobilization plans to Durham for the February 19 court appearance by anti-racist activists.

Carefully read these guidelines before submitting your application

1) Applications for funds should be submitted in the name of community-based groups or coalitions, not as individuals, although individuals can accept funds on behalf of community based groups if they do not have their own bank account. Individual income tax liabilities may apply.

2) The range of fund requests is between $250 – $1000; the advisory board will take into account distance traveled, size of delegation, and composition of delegation when making decisions about fund appropriation, given the limited amount of funds.

3) If your proposal is accepted, we cannot guarantee that funds will be dispersed prior to February 19 – applicants should make arrangements to pay for their associated costs upfront and receiving reimbursement within several weeks after Feb 19

4) Only one application per city will be considered

5) Funds may be used for the following expenses: transportation costs; outreach materials to promote mobilization, meals during transit and other 501c3 compliant activities

6) Application deadline: Midnight on February 12

 


A profound movement to end white supremacy is underway across the US. Southern Vision Alliance (SVA) is working to ensure that this groundswell of energy is well resourced and sustained for the long haul. The main goal of the fund is to help influence and counteract incidents and policies of white supremacy violence while strengthening solidarity across different communities. Community response can take many forms.

Recent TRF Support 
 
September 12th – National Week of Action to Topple White Supremacy
♦ Thirteen solidarity actions across the United States from Los Angeles to New York City
♦ Charlottesville, VA also had an impactful action, shrouding the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the University of Virginia’s campus.
♦ Major solidarity action in Durham, NC where supporters turned out to support the Freedom Fighters despite hurricane Irma’s rain! Supporters came from across the United States.