Meet The New Resisters, Our 2019 May Cycle

Dear Resister,

Thanks to donors like you, Resist has supported thousands of groups working on the frontlines for gender equality, racial justice, LGBTQ freedom, immigrants’ rights, economic and environmental justice. We’ve been able to bear witness to the incredible feats our grantees accomplish with little funding, under an administration that tries to sabotage their every move.

Our grantees need you. The movement needs you. When you give to Resist in a recurring way, it allows us to redistribute funds in sustainable ways, better meeting the most pressing needs of our grassroots groups.

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This May cycle we moved $132,000 to 33 grassroots groups who are winning in beautiful ways, both small and big.

Below you can read about three of our “Hell Yeah!” grantees, fully funded groups that exemplify all of the radical, intersectional, necessary work happening on the ground. These groups are relentlessly organizing on behalf of their communities by fighting for fair and anti-discriminatory labor practices, keeping residents in their neighborhoods, empowering youth to beat the odds stacked against them, and much more!

Semillas del Desierto/Desert Seeds (1) serves the working-class community in Flagstaff, AZ who are experiencing wage theft and unfair labor practices. They offer legal, educational and health information services so that the community is better informed, better protected and better able to preserve and share their cultural roots. With sustainable funding, Desert Seeds can build a community learning center that will alleviate childcare costs, and provide food and healthy living practices for families.

Black and Brown Workers Cooperative (2) actively resists, dismantles, and transforms systems of oppression that impact Black and brown workers. In a short amount of time, they ran a campaign that resulted in the passing of anti-discrimination legislation enabling Philadelphia to shut down institutions discriminating against protected classes. Today, they need your help to push forth an anti-displacement campaign that focuses on reclaiming land for local residents, developing community land trusts, and giving residents priority of sales over developers. 

Beantown Society (3) unites youth across race, class, culture, and neighborhood as a means to empower them and end youth violence. Their “by youth, for youth” programs coordinate initiatives like the “Beantown Challenge”, which supports anti-violence work at a local middle school through retreats, workshops, and mentoring. They also run after-school programming that strengthens youth leadership, teaches political education and fosters community arts expression. Given their limited resources, Beantown needs funding to expand their capacity and the youth they serve, while also paying for full-time staff.

Join me in thanking these groups by supporting their work for years to come. 

In solidarity,

Kathy

Director of Communications and Storytelling

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1) Semillas del Desierto/Desert Seeds

2) Black and Brown Workers Cooperative

3) Beantown Society