Feminist Solidarity Post-Hurricane Relief Fund

For: Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico
Organizer: Colectiva Feminista en Construcción
Feminist Solidarity Post-Hurricane Relief Fund (Puerto Rico)
$26,696
of $30,000 goal.
Raised by 272 donors
88% Complete

The Story

[English below]

La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción, organización feminista activa desde 2014, reitera su compromiso y lucha a favor del bienestar de las poblaciones más vulnerables del país. Debido al recrudecimiento de la precariedad en los servicios esenciales de la Isla, iniciamos esta campaña de recaudación de fondos con el propósito de poner a funcionar un espacio de encuentro que servirá como oasis y centro de acopio/distribución de recursos autogestionado para atender las necesidades más urgentes de mujeres, personas lgbtq, no-binarias, así como otras personas y comunidades en resistencia. Desde este espacio también se organizarán #BrigadasFeministas para distribuir los recursos. En concordancia con los esfuerzos políticos desarrollados por la Colectiva, esta recaudación de fondos también busca crear conciencia sobre las raíces de la catástrofe por la cual atravesamos. Nos parece urgente enfatizar el que la catástrofe NO es resultado de los eventos atmosféricos. La misma parte de las condiciones de empobrecimiento a las cuales llevamos subyugadas hace décadas. La incapacidad del gobierno, tanto local como federal, en atender al pueblo solo evidencia lo que hemos estado diciendo durante años: el desastre no es natural. Son las violencias del sistema político-económico las que han dejado al país en miseria, mucho antes de la marejada ciclónica. Nos rehusamos a obedecer los toques de queda y los falsos llamados de paz que solo pretenden despolitizar las causas de esta emergencia. Desde la Colectiva reafirmamos nuestro compromiso con la desnaturalización de las violencias generadas por un sistema capitalista, racista y heteropatriarcal que nos mantiene colonizadxs. Visibilicemos lo urgente, EL DESASTRE NO ES 'NATURAL'.

https://www.facebook.com/Colectiva.Feminista.PR/
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As a feminist grassroots organization active since 2014, Colectiva Feminista en Construcción hereby reiterates our commitment and struggle for the well-being of the most vulnerable communities in Puerto Rico. Taking into consideration the increase in the precarity of essential services on the island, we are raising funds to establish a grassroots-organized space that would work as an oasis, meeting and gathering point and distribution center of resources to alleviate the most urgent necessities of women, LGBTQ people, non-binary folks and other people and communities in resistance. This space will also organize #BrigadasFeministas (feminist brigades) that will distribute the collected resources. In consonance with the political efforts developed by La Colectiva, this funding campaign also intends to raise awareness regarding the real roots of the catastrophe Puerto Rico is going through. The fault for this catastrophe is on the deteriorating conditions of poverty that we have been subjugated to for decades now. The incompetence of our government, local as well as federal, in serving its people only goes to show what we've been saying for years: this disaster is not a natural one. The acts of violence of the political-economic system are the ones that have left our country in abject poverty, well before the hurricane hit. We refuse to obey the curfews and the false calls for peace that only seek to depoliticize the causes of this emergency. From La Colectiva we reaffirm our commitment to de-naturalize the acts of violence generated by a capitalist, racist and heteropatriarchal system that keeps us colonized. Let's shine a light on what's most pressing, this is NOT A 'NATURAL' DISASTER.

https://www.facebook.com/Colectiva.Feminista.PR/

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on October 27, 2017

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Posted on October 27, 2017

La Colectiva Feminista en Construcción has been featured in this issue of Teen Vogue. ¡Gracias por la solidaridad!


https://www.teenvogue.com/story/la-colectiva-feminista-en-construccion-is-helping-puerto-rico-recover-from-hurricane-maria 


Posted on October 27, 2017

Posted on October 27, 2017

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