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The Kitchen Stands in Solidarity

By The Kitchen

Jun 1, 2020

Dear Friends,

The Kitchen stands in solidarity with protestors throughout the world calling for justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and Ahmaud Arbery, amongst countless others whose lives have been taken at the hands of police brutality and white supremacy. We believe that Black Lives Matter, and that serious reform is needed to address the pervasive structural inequities embedded in our social systems.

As an organization founded within the alternative space movement during the early 1970s, The Kitchen is devoted to the reorientation of spaces, conventions, and cultural habits, and we take imagining and creating other ways of being together in collaboration as a fundamental task of art. Through the decades, we have continually rethought our mission and role in supporting artists to respond to the needs of our society. We will continually and critically examine how we collaborate with and support the work of Black artists, and how we serve Black audiences, both historically and moving forward.

Words alone are never enough in this effort. It is extremely important for us to continue embodying these values in everyday actions, using our voices and platforms continually to support and coordinate with movements seeking to enact widespread change. We have compiled a partial list of resources on how to get involved, which we ask that you support and share. Thank you to those in our communities who are already taking action, and to those who have done so for years. Please contact The Kitchen if we may collaborate and sustain these efforts in any way.

Sincerely,
The Kitchen

Resources:
The Radical Database: a comprehensive database website featuring a variety of resources. Created by Angelina Ruiz 
List of actions, petitions, and funds to support, shared by Brooklyn Community Bail Fund 
Compilation of petitions, call actions, places to donate, educational resources, and protestor resources
List of community, health, and immigration-oriented organizations to support, compiled by HOUSING
Whiteness: A Selected Bibliography, compiled by The Racial Imaginary Institute on the occasion of On Whiteness
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
List of Minneapolis Community organizations in need of support, compiled by Reclaim The Block
Additional ways to engage from home, shared by Afropunk
The Okra Project
Bail funds and legal help by city 
Black Trans Protestors Emergency Fund
Digital Resources For a Movement Against Police Violence, compiled by Rhizome
New York specific organizations and efforts to support, compiled by Radio Bonita
Trans Emergency Release Fund
Mutual Aid Networks

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