Dear Borealis Partners,
We are incredibly proud of the Transforming Movements Fund grantee partners, young Black and Brown trans and queer activists, who are calling for long-term investment in community safety and divestment from inherently violent and harmful institutions. Our mission is to mobilize resources towards these leaders and their organizations to fight for a more just world.
Grantee partners like Freedom Inc., BYP100, and Southern Vision Alliance are raising their voices and communicating a powerful vision. They are advocating for transformative justice solutions grounded in community practice and research. Their work is a master class in how movement work should be done.
That’s why we want to lift up the work of these grantees and share these images with you. We hope that you’ll visit their websites to learn more, and share these images with your networks to help ground the conversation about community safety in real-world examples. We have included a digital toolkit to make sharing easy.
Please let us know if you have any questions about the work or the grantees. We are grateful to be in this fight with you.
#WeKeepUsSafe Sample Social Media Posts
Our grassroots partners are transforming their communities by calling for investment in strategies that actually keep us safe like housing, mental health care, and jobs with dignity. #WeKeepUsSafe borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe
To all the Black and Indigenous people of color putting your lives on the line to dismantle all institutions of harm and invest in community safety strategies: it’s working. #WeKeepUsSafe borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe
Getting cops out of schools is just the beginning. We need long-term commitments from people in seats of power in invest/divest work. #WeKeepUsSafe borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe
We have been building with orgs like @AboutFreedomInc and @BYP100 for 5+ years because a world without police will not be created in a single grant cycle. We’re calling on all funders to make long-term investments to keep communities safe. borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe #WeKeepUsSafe
Borealis is honored to work with organizations like Freedom, Inc. in Madison, WI and Durham Beyond Policing who are seeding the promise of safer communities. This movement, led by young Black and brown trans and queer activists, is lifting up models for community safety that center restorative practices rather than punishment. #WeKeepUsSafe borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe
To all the Black and Indigenous people of color putting your lives on the line for a vision of a better world: it’s working. You are winning. There are people in power scrambling to discount your message because you are educating the people on the power of community safety strategies rooted in the tradition of Black liberation. Keep their feet to the fire. We’ve got your back. #WeKeepUsSafe borealisphilanthropy.org/wekeepussafe