Black Lives Matter and the Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network La Toma Fundraising Campaign
In Support of the Ancestral Black Community of La Toma,
Northern Cauca, Colombia
The Afro-Colombian Solidarity Network and Black Lives Matter are initiating a fundraising campaign in solidarity with black communities in Cauca, Colombia. We are calling on you to support the efforts of the courageous leaders and community of La Toma in Northern Cauca. Since 2009, the community of La Toma has experienced ever growing threats to their territory and livelihoods. The people of La Toma have worked in traditional mining and safeguarded their environment for nearly four centuries. Today, despite various constitutional protections including the right to collective ownership of their ancestral lands, the community is experiencing massacres, sexual violence, forced displacement and constant death threats by armed paramilitary groups.
We ask for your solidarity, both financial and spiritual, please help the community raise US $25,000 to support two important community projects.
Your support will go toward two efforts that have been vital for the local struggle in La Toma:
This fundraiser is your opportunity to make the expression “another world is possible” real.
Like in the US, Black communities in Colombia are facing death, on multiple dimensions.
Please seize this opportunity to support the struggle and solidarity building efforts of the Global Black Family.