ARTS FOR THE CAUSE 2020

We stand with our Black community. Period.

Because of COVID-19 we held our 4th Annual Arts for the Cause online with ALL proceeds going to Black Lives Matter and Black Visions Collective.

With the help of our artist community, donors, and an anonymous matching donor we were able to raise $3,337.50.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATIONS

BLACK LIVES MATTER

#BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.

BLACK VISIONS COLLECTIVE

Black Visions Collective believes in a future where all Black people have autonomy, safety is community-led, and we are in right relationship within our ecosystems. We use the guidance and brilliance of our ancestors. We are determined in our pursuit of dignity for ALL Black Lives. We are committed to strategic and militant actions towards dismantling the systems of oppression and violence.

ABOUT AFTC

Arts for the Cause is an annual fundraising event hosted by the Emerging Artists Alliance of Monterey. Each year local artists and organizations donate their work to be raffled off for a chosen cause.