On August 13th, 2016 the Direct Action Monterey Network invited people from up and down the central coast to come for a night of music and poetry to raise money for the people injured by neo-nazis at an anti-fascist counter protest on June 26th.
We had the wonderful talents of Heather Flescher, a poet from Pacific Grove; All Corvids Are Birds, a post-metal band from Monterey; and Bedrooms, a groovy ukulele-playing singer/songwriter from Salinas. Check out pictures of the performers!
If you couldn’t make it to the fundraiser, but would still like to donate, you can do it here:
In addition to monetary donations, they’ve put together great list of different ways that people can support!
Throw a Benefit:
Several groups are already planning benefit events in several locations. Host an event, discussion, or party to raise funds. ‘Welcome to Leith’ is now on NetFlix if you are looking for an excellent film to show. We also recommend getting in contact with a local anti-fascist speaker or holding a discussion about how these struggles are linked to what is happening in your area.
Drop a Banner or Hold a Rally:
Drop a banner in a public place, take a picture, and send in report to itsgoingdown.org. Hold a rally or demonstration, hand out flyers and talk with people about how what happened in Sacramento was a victory against fascism and white supremacy and why we should support the people that were injured fighting. These acts of solidarity with help build people’s spirits and show that our struggles are connected.
Send a Card of Support:
Want to send a message to anti-fascists who are dealing with injuries? You can send messages of support to:
Sacramento Prisoner Support
PO Box 163126
Sacramento, CA 95816
Take Action Against Fascism In Your Area:
Organize, confront, and combat fascism and white nationalism in your area. Let us build from this mobilization and sweep the fascists off the streets. ¡No pasarán!
A big thank you to our performers and to all the people who continue to come out to donate in support of ending fascism, racism, and white supremacy.