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Donate to the Puerto Rico Emergency Response Fund

Puerto Rico’s 3.2 million people were without electricity after the brutal landing of Hurricane Fiona this weekend. Firsthand reports from our partners described the evacuation of families, lack of energy and water, and farmers salvaging what remained of their crops in the aftermath. We are taking the first steps to respond to the crisis on the ground. Please donate to…

BOLD NEWSLETTER (December 2021)

DECEMBER ’21 BOLD NEWSLETTER GIVING SEASON CONTINUES Dear BOLD Supporter, We’ve made it to the end of year, and giving season continues! We encourage you to give what you can and to peruse our end-of-year newsletter. We salute each of you for your contributions thus far towards our $25,000 goal; they serve as inspiration as we plan for next year. We look forward to…

BOLD NEWSLETTER (October 2021)

OCTOBER 28021 BOLD NEWSLETTER Creating and Defending a Modern Maroon Space – Garifuna in Focus At a time when people of color are experiencing shocks from multiple planetary pandemics, modern-day maroons are thriving and resisting under extremely adverse conditions. The Garifuna – an afro-indigenous ethnic group that traces its roots to Carib and African former runaway slaves who were forcibly…

Bringing Informal Workers into Chicago’s Economy

“Long before the coronavirus outbreak shuttered businesses and locked down much of the US economy, and before the vulnerabilities within the economic system were laid bare by the pandemic, countless Chicagoans were living on the edge.” – Survival Economies: Black Informality in Chicago Informal workers have gained momentum in Chicago with the collaboration of Equity And Transformation (EAT) and its…

Equity and Power in Durham Schools

“We want to be able to make interventions in that whenever possible; and we understand that we want power.” –Ociele Hawkins   In Durham, North Carolina – a state with one of the lowest rates of union membership in the country – our comrades saw a breakthrough victory. On February 3, all public school workers (including persons providing custodial and…

Through the Night: Centering the Voices of Caregivers

“One voice will not get anything done.” Daniel Caldwell – caregiver and advocate   On May 13, 2021, BOLD hosted Through the Night: Where’s the Safety Net? – a post-screening discussion of Through the Night. The film, directed by documentary filmmaker Loira Limbal and broadcast on PBS throughout the month of May, is a monumental work of cultural organizing that…

BOLD NEWSLETTER (July 2021)

JULY 2021 BOLD NEWSLETTER Our Black Futures Are a Mirror By Mina Remy | Updated August 10, 2021 Earlier this year at the BOLD National Gathering, we discussed parallel movements and grassroots uprisings around the world–including in Haiti. In that context, we talked about our shared need for collective protection, security, mutual aid, and self-governance.  Despite its problems, we had no…