What Can You Do Now That You’ve Listened to ‘Queer Freedom & Trans Delight. Trans Day of Resilience Art Project with Micah Bazant + Kemi Alibi’

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

LGBTQIA+ Organizations to Donate to & Learn More About

Southerners On New Ground (SONG) is a home for LGBTQ liberation across all lines of race, class, abilities, age, culture, gender, and sexuality in the South. We build, sustain, and connect a southern regional base of LBGTQ people in order to transform the region through strategic projects and campaigns developed in response to the current conditions in our communities. SONG builds this movement through leadership development, intersectional analysis, and organizing.

Familia Trans Queer Liberation Movement works at local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs through building community, organizing, advocacy, and education.

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What can you do now that you’ve listened to “Decolonizing the Land, Liberating the Farmer”?

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds and Thalia Cachimuel

Organizations to Support:

  • Soul Fire Farm is a BIPOC*-centered community farm committed to ending racism and injustice in the food system. They raise and distribute life-giving food as a means to end food apartheid. With deep reverence for the land and wisdom of our ancestors, we work to reclaim our collective right to belong to the earth and to have agency in the food system. They bring diverse communities together on this healing land to share skills on sustainable agriculture, natural building, spiritual activism, health, and environmental justice. They are training the next generation of activist-farmers and strengthening the movements for food sovereignty and community self-determination. Consider a donation here.
  • The Food Project’s mission is to create a thoughtful and productive community of youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a sustainable food system.
  • The Farm School connects people to the land by serving as a family farm for the coming generations. We are an organization of three interweaving programs spread out over the land of four old family farms in rural Mass, now linked together under our common stewardship. Careful mentoring, meaningful work, humor and kindness are at the center of all we do.
  • Many Hands Organic Farm has been in existence since 1982 and has been selling to the public since 1985. They were first certified organic by the Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association in 1987. To learn more visit their website at https://mhof.net/ 
  • Youth Grow (Youth Growing Organics in Worcester) is an urban agriculture-focused youth development and employment program for low-income teens. YouthGROW employs 32-40 low income high school teens (age 14-18) year-round who gain leadership and jobs skills as they maintain two urban organic farms. YouthGROWers complete a curriculum focused on Professional Development, Leadership Skills, Urban Agriculture, and Social Justice (PLUS,) through participation in the 8-week summer session, monthly workshops, internships, and community service. 
  • Consider a donation to “Help Fund Black Urban Farmers with Organic Seeds.”
  • National Black Food and Justice Alliance (NBFJA) organizes for black food and land, by increasing the visibility of visionary Black leadership, advancing Black people’s struggle for just and sustainable communities, and building power in our food systems and land stewardship.
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What can you do now that you’ve listened to ‘The Sabotage of Black Education: The Fight Against Rahm Emanuel to Save Dyett High School’?

By Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Listen on Stitcher to Episode 6 here.

Many listeners want to know what they can do after they have listened to our podcast. What can you do now that you’ve listened to ‘The Sabotage of Black Education” with Jitu Brown

Here you can find:  

  • organizations to support and make a donation   
  • resources to learn more (books, films, websites)  
  • additional podcasts to listen to 
  • educational social issues to continue learning more about 
  • legislation to support 
  • miscellaneous additional resources
  • activists/community leaders to follow and  repost on your social channels.

Donate (our frontline organizations need money to survive):

Journey for Justice Alliance  Journey for Justice Alliance was launched in 2012, in response to the growing problem of school privatization (starving of neighborhood schools, school closings, charter and contract school expansion, turnarounds) impacting cities across the United States.

The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization through the sustained engagement of low-income and working families develops multi-generational leaders who impact decision-making process and public policies, improving the quality of life in local communities. 

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Ways to Support Navajo Nation: “Indigenous Mutual Aid + COVID-19 Response” Follow-Up Resource List

By: Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Indigenous Mutual Aid is an information and support network with an anti-colonial and anti-capitalist framework. We exist to inspire and empower autonomous Indigenous relief organizing in response to COVID-19.

Indigenous Action is a radical volunteer crew of anti-colonial & anti-capitalist Indigenous media makers & agitators that work together on a project by project basis for liberation for Mother Earth and all her beings.

Find Indigenous Mutual Aid Groups to learn more about and support.

Donate to the Radical Indigenous Mutual Aid Emergency Fund.

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Solidarity, Love, Death

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds

June 5, 2020.

Tomorrow will be the 5th anniversary of my best friend, Damon’s death. Damon died 9 months after my Dad, and 9 months before my Mom. From this period of loss, I learned a lot about how to grieve and how to care for the grieving and dying. During those 18 months, I completed WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN! and went on a book tour— it was during this time I was called to step up and be transformed.  

Two weeks ago, we began seeing the horrific images of the police murder of George Floyd following the murder Breonna Taylor, an EMT also killed by the police. Today would have been her birthday. Breonna was 26 years old, the same age as Ahmaud Arbery who was hunted down and murdered just weeks before, for the crime of being Black. 

It strikes me that some of the age-old wisdom that I learned about how to accompany the sick or grieving may apply to how to be in solidarity with folks on the frontlines of disaster or oppression.  

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REST IN PEACE #GEORGEFLOYD – WAYS TO SUPPORT #BLACKLIVESMATTER ACTION NOW!

By: Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

The When We Fight, We Win! team honors the life of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and all of the other murder victims of senseless anti-Black police violence and brutality. We are sending love and light to these families, and may they all rest in power.

Looking for ways to support during this time? Here are a few resources you can donate to or learn more about. Any donation counts.

Minnesota Organizations

The Minnesota Freedom Fund pays criminal bail and immigration bond for those who cannot afford to as we seek to end discriminatory, coercive, and oppressive jailing.

Black Visions Collective (BLVC) believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems.

Reclaim The Block works to make sure communities have the resources they need to thrive. Their grassroots group is up against the deep pockets of the Minneapolis police union, and they need your support.

North Star Health Collective your financial support enables North Start Health Collective to build a stronger and more robust radical healthcare collective. Your commitment strengthens radical health care in Minnesota and beyond.

Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar

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What Can You Do Now That You’ve Listened to ‘Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA’

By Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Listen on Stitcher to Episode 4 here.

What can you do now that you’ve listened to When We Fight We Win! Podcast: Black and Brown Solidarity: The Struggle to Defend Public Education in Puerto Rico and the USA”

Whether you’re a long-time activist or learning now about how to get involved, these resources are a way to grow and contribute to the fight! 

1. Help financially by centering Puerto Rican led organizations. 

  • AgitArte works to initiate and lead community-based educational and arts programs, along with projects that agitate in the struggles for liberation. Please take a moment to consider a donation here
  • Jornada Se Acabaron las Promesas aims to denounce and stop the undemocratic discussions and policies that the JCF intends to impose.
  • Papel Machete is a worker’s street and community theater collective dedicated to puppetry, masks and performing objects for educational and agitational performances as a means of supporting the struggles of the working class and marginalized communities of Puerto Rico. You may donate here. 
  • Comedores Sociales de Puerto Rico is a socially oriented and activist self-managed food distribution initiative.
  • Protect political feminist music with Plena Combativa.
  • The Federation of Teachers of Puerto Rico (FMPR) is working with allies to set up a collection center to collect and distribute needed supplies to those most affected by the recent earthquakes that have rocked Puerto Rico and devastated many parts of the south and south west of the island. Donate here. 
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What Can You Do Now That You’ve Listened to ‘Fighting the Common Enemy of White Supremacy with Stosh Cotler’?

By Greg Jobin-Leeds & Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Listen on Stitcher to Episode 3 here.

What can you do now that you’ve listened to “Fighting the Common Enemy of White Supremacy with Stosh Cotler“? In this episode Stosh explores her organizations and Jews role in the fight against anti-Semitism, and rallies for the rights of children separated from their families under the Trump administrations zero tolerance policy at the border.

Stosh talks about uniting Jewish voices across America as a leader in the modern Jewish resistance movement.

If you are new to this, pick any one of these and it will be a start and contribution.

1. Help financially by centering organizations led by immigrants:

  • United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country. With over 400000 members, they fight for justice and dignity for all immigrants. Support United We Dream here.
  • Donate (scroll down on the webpage & click ‘Donate’) to Centro Presente and help the local movement and refugee families sustain themselves & stay in the country.
  • Lawyers for Civil Rights fosters equal opportunity and fights discrimination on behalf of people of color and immigrants. They engage in creative and courageous legal action, education, and advocacy in collaboration with law firms and community partners.
  • Brazilian Workers Center works to support workers’ struggles in the Greater Boston area around issues of workplace rights and immigration. Through organizing, advocacy, education, leadership, and capacity building, they join immigrant workers and their families in the fight against economic, social and political marginalization and in working to create a more just society.
  • Matahari Women Workers’ Center (“Matahari”) is a Greater Boston organization where women of color, immigrant women, and families come together as sisters, workers, and survivors to make improvements in ourselves and society and work towards justice and human rights. Their goal is to end gender-based violence and exploitation.

2. Help financially by supporting Jewish-led solidarity organizations.:

  • Bend the Arc is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews all across the country. For years, they’ve worked to build a more just society. Now they’re rising up in solidarity with everyone threatened by the Trump agenda to fight for the soul of our nation.
  • Jewish Organizing Initiative Network (JOIN) is building a powerful field of Jewish leaders capable of effectively organizing for justice, both inside and outside Jewish communities in the US. They organize because, in the words of Emma Lazarus, “Until we are all free, we are none of us free”—our destinies are bound up as one.
  • American Jewish World Service is the leading Jewish organization working to fight poverty and pursue justice in the developing world. Through philanthropy and advocacy, they respond to the most pressing issues of our time—from disasters, genocide and hunger, to the persecution of women and minorities worldwide. With Jewish values and a global reach, AJWS is making a difference in millions of lives and building a more just and equitable world.
  • IfNotNow is building a vibrant and inclusive movement within the American Jewish community, across generations and organizational affiliations. This movement is open to any who seek to shift the American Jewish public and our political leaders towards a hopeful vision for Israelis and Palestinians.
  • Jews For Racial & Economic Justice has pursued racial and economic justice in New York City by advancing systemic changes that result in concrete improvements in people’s everyday lives. They are inspired by Jewish tradition to fight for a sustainable world with an equitable distribution of economic and cultural resources and political power. The movement to dismantle racism and economic exploitation will be led by those most directly targeted by oppression. They believe that Jews have a vital role to play in this movement. The future they hope for depends on Jews forging deep and lasting ties with their partners in struggle.
  • Never Again Action is a movement of thousands of Jews and allies fighting to end the US’ cruel immigration policies. They are not going to sit at home while people are dying and families are being rounded up. They take action that directly targets the system, demonstrates the stakes to the public, and inspires people to join us. They are committed to nonviolent action—our role is to expose and disrupt the daily violence of the system, not add violence that would weaken our authority and endanger our allies.
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How Can We Support and Learn More About the Housing Crisis #NOW?

City Life / Vida Urbana is a 44 year old bilingual, community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. In organizing poor and working class people of diverse race and nationalities, they promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and are building a movement to effect systemic change and transform society.

Right To The City Alliance (RTTC) emerged in 2007 as a unified response to gentrification and a call to halt the displacement of low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color from their historic urban neighborhoods. They are a national alliance of racial, economic and environmental justice organizations.

Cant pay the rent? Want to build a movement so every person has affordable, safe housing? Sign the healthy housing petition now!

New Yorkers’ Coronavirus Questions, Answered by THE CITY

Watch the recording from the live webinar “Reparations and Land Access with David Ragland” to get a deeper understanding on how reparations can be understood as a spiritual practice that not only reconnects us to our ancestors in this moment and brings us into the fullest meaning of what it means to heal and repair moral and material harm. David shares his own family story from the lens of sharecropping and speaks to the need for access to land as a way to reconnect to our culture and history.

What Can You Do Now That You’ve Listened to ‘United We Dream and the Fight for Immigrant Justice with Cristina Jiménez’?

By: Greg Jobin-Leeds and Thalia Carroll-Cachimuel

Listen on Stitcher to Episode 2 here.

What can you do now that you’ve listened to the When We Fight, We Win! Podcast: “United We Dream and the Fight for Immigration Justice” with Cristina Jiménez? Here you can find:  

  • How to support financially by centering organizations led by immigrants
  • How to help local refugee families
  • Ways to study and learn more about immigration
  • Local legislation to support 
  • Pro-Immigrant candidates to support
  • How to stay involved

There are many different ways to help. If you are new to this, pick any one of these and it will be a start and contribution.

1. Help financially by centering organizations led by immigrants.

  • United We Dream is the largest immigrant youth-led network in the country. With over 400000 members, they fight for justice and dignity for all immigrants. Support United We Dream here
  • Donate(scroll down on the webpage & click ‘Donate’) to Centro Presente and help the local movement and refugee families sustain themselves & stay in the country. 
  • Amplify Central American Women – The Women’s Leadership School of Centro Presenteis a space to promote new female leadership through learning, connecting, and exchanging experiences. The fundamental purpose is to develop the analysis and critical awareness of the women who participate. Together we learn about self-care tools and feminist healing. Here is the link to an informative video about this project. Support page to come soon.
  • Mijente is a national hub for Latinx and Chincanx organizing. Considering contributing to Mijiente here
  • Support Movimiento Cosecha, a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants. 
  • Ask friends to support, hold a fundraiser.
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