Support Hands Up United as they lead the fight for freedom.

For: Hands Up United
St. Louis, MO
Organizer: Antoine White
$853
of $50,000 goal
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Raised by 9 donors

The Story

TOO MANY LIVES HAVE BEEN TAKEN AS A RESULT OF STATE SANCTIONED VIOLENCE SINCE AUGUST 2014. WE HAVE FAILING SCHOOLS NATIONWIDE AND A GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE POISONING OF CITIES INHABITED BY PEOPLE OF COLOR. WE ARE WORKING HARD TO ENSURE OUR COMMUNITY HAS A PLACE TO THRIVE DESPITE THE LEVEL OF REPRESSION WE FACE DAILY.  THE CURRENT WORLD IS NOT ONE IN WHICH WE WANT TO LIVE, SO WE ARE GOING TO CHANGE IT. 

While playing a critical role in the North American uprising for Black lives, HandsUpUnited aims to fulfill the political void that remains from the historical archives of the Black Power Movement.HandsUpUnited strongly believes liberation for oppressed Black and Brown people will be achieved solely through self determination coupled with traditional and nontraditional means of political education.

Some of our movement can be easily observed through our programs; Books and Breakfast is currently replicated in over 33 cities in the United States and 2 continents. Our Tech Instituteteaches Black and Brown youth to use coding as a means to combat the complicated issues plaguing our communities. We've started a People's Pantryto assist families who may be experiencing some hardship and we are hosting men and women circlesto help community deal with the psychological turmoils of oppression. Freedom Flixis a strategical educational program. Many people, especially teens, don't like reading. We take an innovative way to reach them through political film. Free movie screenings in parks open up dialogue in the heart of the black community. Last but not least, It's Ok to DreamIOD is a program focused on bringing dreams back into the black community. Where we come from it's a complete hypocrisy to tell children they can be whatever they want to be, all along we know its a big chance death or prison awaits them. These free workshops include: Creative Writing, Song Structure, Audio Engineering, Production, Dance, Painting, & more. Attached is a video of our last IOD workshop. click here >It's Ok to Dream

Help us sustain this work that is so revolutionary. The people united will never be defeated.

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