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Bushwick Stands with Immigrants: Liberation Libations and Resistance Raffle, A Fundraiser for Make the Road NY
July 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
THURSDAY, 7pm, Bushwick Stands With Immigrants, a fundraiser for Make the Road New York’s Immigrant Defense Fund hosted by Aliadxs is happening at The Well in Brooklyn. There will be free pizza donated by Sizzle Pie. You can get beers on the cheap and for a good cause with $2 donation drafts thanks to The Well. Aliadxs has been busy collecting donations for their Resistance Raffle. Raffle tickets will be sold on site and cost only $5 for a single ticket or $20 for 5 tickets. The Resistance Raffle will be a “democratic” raffle, meaning participants get to decide which prizes they want to enter for, regardless of value. Raffle prizes incl. VIP tix to Fleet Foxes at Prospect Park, gorgeous handmade jewelry from The Brave Collection, up to $100 giftcards from your fave bars and restaurants spots, private yoga sessions, studio time, and more (see full list below. Updates will be provided on Facebook Event Page).
Make the Road NY (MRNY) (maketheroadny.org) was founded in Bushwick in 1997. MRNY builds the power of Latinx and working class communities to achieve dignity and justice. MRNY believes that to organize effectively for justice, the people most impacted by injustice must lead. That is why MRNY is a membership organization and why MRNY is led by working class immigrants and people of color. In the current crisis, MRNY will be educating thousands of local residents about their rights as immigrants; organizing to keep ICE out of their homes, and confronting enforcement officials if and when they come; advocating for local residents who have been unjustly detained; and serving as a model of solidarity and resistance for cities and states across the country. While MRNY has always worked with aliadxs (allies) in coalitions, MRNY has traditionally organized in their communities. But with the rise of Donald Trump’s racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and classist politics, more New Yorkers are seeking organizing opportunities where they can follow the strategies and tactics of those most directly impacted.
Aliadxs is a decentralized network of allies committed to using our skills, privileges, and resources to support Make the Road’s members in the fight for policies, an immigration system, and an economy that recognize every single person’s full humanity. We refuse to let racist ideology tear apart our city and pit working people against each other. As Aliadxs, we recognize that we often have privileges and access to resources that can be leveraged to support the work of our neighbors facing the worst attacks under this new administration. This event was organized by the Bushwick/Williamsburg Chapter of Aliadxs.
Confirmed Raffle Prizes (as of 7/16):
VIP Tickets to see Fleet Foxes in Prospect Park from BRIC (link),
Handmade Gold Bracelet from The Brave Collection (link),
Coffee Beans from Brooklyn Roasting Company (link),
$100 gift certificate from The Milling Room (link),
1-Hour of Recording Time ($250 value) from Mobilize Podcast (link),
1.5L Bottle of Le Verger White Wine, 2015 ($40 value) from Henry’s Wine + Spirits (link),
Hoodie, Temporary Tatoos, Water Bottle, Mug Swag from Brooklyn Public Library (link),
30-days of salon-style lectures/learning ($60 value) from Think Olio (link),
$50 Gift Certificate from West Elm (link),
$50 Gift Certificate from ba’sik – Williamsburg (bar) (link),
$20 Gift card Precious Metal (bar)- Bushwick (link),
Thai Yoga 1-hour private session ($150 value) from Danielle Espiritu (link), and more to come!!