This year, the week before Mother's Day, SONG, in concert with a coalition of local and national organizations will join public defenders, impacted communities, and faith and spiritual institutions, to bail out as many Black mamas as we can from jail.
The National Black Mama's Bail Out Day Action is part of the growing movement to end mass criminalization and modern bondage. It is rooted in the history of Black liberation, inspired by the enslaved Africans and Black people who used their collective resources to purchase each other's freedom. Through this action, we will support birth mothers, trans mothers, and other women who mother and are entangled in the criminal legal system. We're fundraising in our local communities and across the South to help bring as many Black mamas and caregivers as we can for Mother's Day to give them an opportunity to spend Mother's day with their famillies, highlight the human costs of inhumane and destructive bail practices, and support local base-building on the frontlines of mass incarceration.
Donate here to help SONG bring as many Black mamas and cargivers home as we can for Mother's Day to give them an opportunity to spend Mother's Day with their families, highlight the human costs of inhumane and destructive bail practices, and support local base-building on the frontlines of mass incarceration. All resources we get that are not used for the action will be saved for future bail out days or to advance long-term liberation work in our communities!
In addition to SONG's grassroots fundraising across the South, we are also supporting national fundraising efforts for the National Black Mama's Bail Out Day across the country. To learn more and donate to the national pot via the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, click here!
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