Hello! Right now many disabled people (especially BIPOC - Black, Indigenous, People of Color) in the East Bay are needing extra support re COVID19. Caregivers are not able to come to work, immunocompromised people are not able to risk exposure to get groceries, hospitals may likely reach capacity, and in Italy, doctors are taking eugenic approaches to deciding who they save. Like many people, the Disability Justice Culture Club (a collective of disabled BIPOC organizers) are working hard to just to meet our own basic needs, but know that disabled and/or elder Black, Brown and people of color are most at risk of being harmed by COVID19, especially physiologically and economically (many of us need to work in the gig economy). We know we are better together. We believe in people power and #NoBodyIsDisposable.
If you are a person with resources to offer, please complete the form below. We also gratefully accept donations via Venmo at @DJCultureClub. Funds will go to this project and mutual aid organizing.
If you are a disabled person with needs right now that aren’t being met with your immediate support system, please complete the form at https://tinyurl.com/DJCCsupportform
. Please know that we are especially prioritizing BIPOC who need to limit exposure to others because of health concerns, and that we are organizing this as mostly-volunteers organizers. We may not be able to meet your needs, especially given that grocery stores are very low. We will reach out to everyone within 24 hours. If you are in a Berkeley, please contact Easy Does It Emergency Services at (510) 704-2111.