There are so many ways we can care for the lands we live on and deepen our relationships with our neighbors. Here are a few collectives and organizations to support.
Indigenous Kinship Collective: We are a community of Indigenous womxn, femmes, and gender non conforming folx who gather on Lenni Lenape land to honor each other and our relatives through art, activism, education, and representation. We, as matriarchs and knowledge keepers, center our intersectional narratives by practicing accountability with community and self-determination. We uplift intergenerational Indigenous voices and welcome mixed race, non-enrolled, Indigenous femme, non-binary, trans, two-spirit people. We denounce colonial power structures of leadership and blood quantum. We are circular and work in harmony with each other. We are defined by those who came before us. Donate today.
The Lenape Center has the mission of continuing Lenapehoking, the Lenape homeland through community, culture, and the arts. Donate today.
Brooklyn Eviction Defense If you’re a Brooklyn tenant facing landlord harassment, threats of eviction, and/or repair negligence, your neighbors are here to support you! Help neighbors in Crown Heights by volunteering for a stoop watch shift, donations, and making calls.
East River Park Action and 1000People1000Trees advocate for Indigenous land protection and are fighting NYC’s $2 Billion environmental disaster ESCR plan to demolish the entire East River Park for flood control. Join an action, donate to their legal fund, and message legislators to protect the trees of East River Park.
GOLES (Good Old Lower East Side) is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977 dedicated to tenants’ rights, homelessness prevention, economic development, and community revitalization. You can volunteer, donate, and become a member.
Staten Island Coalition for Wetlands and Forests: We are fighting to protect the Graniteville Forested wetland to prevent flooding. By August 31, most of the trees in the wetland were cut down and the soil was compacted and on September 1st, we were flooded. We want accountability and protection from flooding due to climate change. This front-line community has been bombarded with air pollution and many suffer with asthma and serious illnesses. Donate to save the wetland.
Movement for Family Power believes that the existing systems of punishment and control, such as the Foster system are not designed to help families thrive. Movement for Family power believes in a total divestment from the foster system and investment in community – not reforms that simply recreate systems of surveillance, control and punishment of families. Donate and support their Reimagine Support and COVID 19 campaigns.
Activation Cooperative Fund is an experimental reparations-based funding and investment program that accumulates funds through member contributions and redistributes funds to members using a cooperative decision-making process. Join and explore new ways of having money by growing wealth collectively.
Activation Residency in the Southern Catskill mountains launched in response to the lack of creative opportunities available to artists. The residency is expanding into a forest farm economically supported by the sale of luxury short-term cabin rentals and CSA (community support agriculture) memberships. Check out their Instagram.