Hey Astronomy Club Members,
Thanks so much for shopping with us last month –– because of you, we were able to donate 15% of all sales from June to the National Black Justice Coalition, an organization we're proud to support. NBJC is a civil rights organization that's dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
We need to take a stand for all marginalized people who face injustice in our society. At least 25 transgender people have been murdered so far this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign. The loss of transgender lives has gone up compared to last year but violence against trans people, especially trans people of color, is rampant every year.
In addition to NBJC, we also donated to Reclaim the Block at the end of May, right after George Floyd was murdered by the MPD. The news of Breonna Taylor's death was also shared during this time, however, her murderers are still free to this day. Many more cases of police brutality have been widely shared these past few months, while new atrocities continue to be committed.
We cannot afford to be comfortable when so many of us face injustice in this world. Keep doing the work because together, we can create a better world, one that's just and kind.
All Black Lives Matter.