BLACK LIBERATION FUND
We continue to hold the work of getting Black bodies out of jail
The mission of the Black Liberation Fund is to free the Black community. The Black Liberation Fund works to alleviate obstacles and hardships that the stigma of incarceration brings to Black families and incarcerated persons through an abolitionist framework offering direct services, education, advocacy, and resources.
We envision a world without mass incarceration and the institutions that currently support it. We offer resources and sustainable alternatives to imprisonment through programming, community partnerships, and advocacy to help Black families and communities affected by the prison industrial complex. We are building our own healthy and sustainable communities.
The Black Liberation Fund is currently supporting the 30 people that they have helped to get free from imprisonment and building lasting infrastructure that includes a volunteer base of supporters. Currently, the need for the Black Liberation Fund is continued fundraising for sustaining needs for those helped and expansion into recidivism and post-incarceration work. Also, BLF is looking to connect with other abolitionist and incarceration resource organizations to build our network of resources. If you have any questions email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bail fund began May 31st in response to the civil uprising in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 30th as a form of deep love for those putting themselves on the line for justice. The May 30th George Floyd protest, which took place in Downtown Charleston, resulted in many arrests and now federal charges for those involved. Within the initial three weeks following the May 30th protest, we helped get 17 people out of jail; over six weeks, that number increased to 20. Two months later, we leveraged bail for 21 people out of jail, totaling $900,000 of full payment for their freedom.