Why did you decide to join the Giving Project?
I was having a transition period in my life in around 2013 where I was expanding my knowledge and activism away from just single-issue within animal rights because I was experiencing more racism living in Portland, Oregon. My experiences living in such a white-dominated, yet wannabe-progressive city, incited new thoughts in my head about connecting racial justice issues to what I was already working towards in veganism and animal rights.
What were one or two meaningful experiences or takeaways for you from this Giving Project?
1. We as individuals are so powerful. An action makes such a huge impact when we are working together with other dedicated individuals. 2. That community organizing and working together with others face-to-face is what it takes to really see progress happen.
How do you hope to stay connected to Social Justice Fund NW and/or to the grassroots organizing you supported in this Giving Project?
I stay connected by following and supporting their work. Continuing to keep in touch with them, funding their work, volunteering with them, and letting them know I and others have their backs.