Monday reading #21
It's giving ... Tuesday
You know I love a pun, Monday Readers (Tuesday readers) (someone stop me) (never), so I thought I’d share some recommendations for places & organizations to support this Giving Tuesday/Late Stage Capitalism Giving Day.
Whose Corner Is It Anyway, a harm reduction, mutual aid, & political education group run by low-income and housing-insecure sex workers who use stimulants and opioids
I published an interview with Caty Simon, the group’s development director, earlier this month, which I hope you’ll check out if you haven’t. The demise of Twitter has made online fundraising very hard, especially for mutual aid groups, and especially for groups working with stigmatized populations. I promise they will do so much good with whatever you’re able to share.
The writer & organizer Kelly Hayes shared a great list of Native groups you can support. (Her newsletter is also great!) Just two I like: Kelly’s collective Lifted Voices is raising money for survival stipends for Indigenous organizers. The Chi-Nations Youth Council stewards the First Nations Garden here in Chicago.
REBUILD connects formerly incarcerated and/or justice involved people of color to culturally competent therapists. REBUILD is fundraising to provide up to ten free sessions of therapy for its applicants.
I’m on the board of the Gerber/Hart Library, the largest LGBTQ+ library and archive in the Midwest. All of the books in our circulating library are donated. This year, we’re asking people to buy from our wishlist! If you send me your receipt, I will send you some swag and/or make a bookplate for the book you donate to us :)
Palestine Legal, which defends and advances the civil rights & liberties of people in the U.S. who speak out for Palestinian freedom. They’ve had more requests for legal help since October 7 than they typically get in a year. Help them expand their reach.
Just a few ideas for you. See you Monday!
well, actually is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.