The Mighty Cyndi Whitmore, beloved friend, loving mother, activist, organizer, luchadora por la gente, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 26. There will never be another like her. Cyndi was full of fierce compassion in all she did, and there are no words to describe how important she was to this community.
¡Presente! is a word synonymous with Cyndi’s love and commitment to her communities: Phoenix Restoration Project ¡Presente! Arizona Worker Rights Center ¡Presente! Occupy Phoenix ¡Presente! Phoenix Allies for Community Health ¡Presente! Spanish for Social Justice ¡Presente! Phoenix Child Care Collective ¡Presente! Assata Shakur Teach-In ¡Presente! Puente Human Rights Movement ¡Presente! Phoenix Urban Health Collective ¡Presente! New Sanctuary Movement ¡Presente! Keep Phoenix Together ¡Presente! Caravan for Family Unity ¡Presente! Caravan for Peace ¡Presente¡ Standing on the Side of Love ¡Presente! También en su ausencia, está ¡Presente!
She was a devoted employee at American Airlines/U.S. Airways for 17 years. The link to the livestream of Cyndi's memorial service will be posted in this Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/222458404925433/. For folks who will be able to attend in person, the service will be at Shadow Rock UCC, 12861 N 8th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85029. Saturday, May 27th, 2pm Pacific and Arizona, 3pm Mountain, 4pm Central, 5pm Eastern. Her oldest child, Tyler, has requested that folks dress in vibrant colors, rather than mourning black, to celebrate Cyndi's colorful and full life.
Tyler has stepped up and taken on the responsibility of raising his three sisters. We, as a community, are going to help him. He has established an account for the care and education of the girls. We are asking for immediate donations, but also for people who are willing to commit to small, ongoing, monthly donations for one year while the family mourns and adjusts. This fundraiser links directly into Tyler's account; ongoing commitments will link into an estate trust when it comes online. For ongoing commitments, establishing your own fundraiser, or if you would like to deposit directly into the account, please contact [email protected].