Fridays at 4pm, Yoga Foundations 1 by donation
Join us all month long on Fridays at 4pm for Yoga Foundations 1 by donation, as well as in the drop-jar on the desk as we serve the DIrect Assistance Fund here in Portland.
The Direct Assistance Fund was established to create a sustainable method of fundraising and allocating funds to Black and Brown moms who are struggling to meet basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter for themselves and their children. It was launched on January 1st, 2019 as an online-based platform to connect subscribers and requesters from around the country.
Their goal is to collect $5000 a month to be distributed by BIWoC organizers to Black and Brown and Indigenous moms in our communities in the form of small-dollar grants (under $500 each for emergencies/necessities) who need help to bridge the gaps income inequality and generational wealth have created.
We believe that reparations from white people to BIPOC (Black and Indigenous people of color) are a powerful way to begin to address and heal racial oppression. Reparations can take many forms, but the focus of the Direct Assistance Fund will be on raising money to provide immediate assistance to non-men of color facing emergency situations that arise from surviving white supremacy. When White people pay these reparations, they are acknowledging in very concrete ways that economic inequity based on skin color is real and wrong—and they are backing up this acknowledgment with meaningful action.