PLEASE SUPPORT JUDY AND HER FAMILY!
Hello everyone,Our beloved Judy – community organizer, media goddess, teacher, mentor, and friend – is in need of our help.
Last month, Judy’s son suffered violence which has left him in a wheelchair and unable to go home. At this point, the hospital where he is receiving care wants him to continue rehab, but wants him to participate as an outpatient. The circumstances surrounding her son's victimization are such that he unable to return to her home, which means that once discharged he will be homeless. Judy is fighting desperately for her son, and has been working tirelessly to find an accessible apartment/room where her son can stay.
Right now, Judy is in dire need of financial and other kinds of assistance. Your donation will go towards helping her cover temporary housing costs at this time of crisis, towards security deposit and rent on an accessible apartment, and towards other basic needs for her and her son. Please give as generously as you are able. If you are not able to give money at this time, but can offer transportation, help researching apartments, healing practices, or anything else, please add this to the comments.
For those who don’t know her, Judy is an indomitable force for change and love: co-funder of the “It is What it Is” Mobile Talk Show, and unofficial videographer at Bread for the City, she is committed to the people and stories of her community. She is also constantly building spaces for community and connection: a Wellness Space, Crochet Class, Sewing Class and numerous other projects to support women towards creativity and economic self-sufficiency. In addition to all of this, Judy has a piercing analysis of the kinds of social change we need, and is a committed to supporting grassroots organizations and projects. She is constantly making beautiful videos to showcase community work (often staying up all night to edit video for free), and is always offering someone a fierce hug, good advice, bus fare, a new crochet project, half her lunch (with mambo sauce), connections to others in her extraordinary network, and so, so much more.
Judy is a survivor of systemic, economic, and personal violence, and her ability to channel those experiences into strength and support for others is truly remarkable. There is no one Judy knows – whether in her neighborhood, her work, or her many projects and organizations - who has not been deeply blessed by her warmth, her skills, and her extraordinary spirit.
It is time to return some of the love.Please feel free to leave messages of support and appreciation along with your donation, and to email xxxxxx
More about Judy:
Here’s some coverage of “It is what it is” Mobile Talk Show:
Here is one of Judy's community spots, showing Anacostia during Election day…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3EeojOhRes
Here is one of her many interviews, showcasing Terrance Moore, for whom she was an extraordinary teacher and mentor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1Ogq3LRtUk
Here is a bio of Judy from when she won the Washington Peace Center award in 2012: http://www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/node/8718 Check it out!!!!