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Benefit show? Charity auction? Lets fight with our art!
Hey guys, I hope I posting this in a spot where people can access. i've never really used the online rt platforms so let me know if there's a better way to reach people. I'm Ray, fairly new to rust temple before the craziness, but lets be real, shit has been crazy for a long long time. 

At this point I think all of us know the feeling- every morning waking up to fucked up headlines and not knowing what to do about it. The ruthless murder of George Floyd and the destruction in Minneapolis in the midst of a world pandemic is making me realize I need to do more to fight. The best way to support people in these times honestly is money, but as someone who has been unemployed for months and not eligible to unemployment, I really don't have any, and I'm sure I'm not alone in that. I was thinking of doing an online art auction/sale thing where we can donate our wares and 100% of the profits go to either one of the many black families who have had loved ones murdered by police, the ACLU, court fees for protesters, or even calling it a grant and donating it to a person of color in our own community who is struggling because of this fucked up broken country. If you have a specific organization or know of people who need help lets make it happen. 

I've never organized something like this before and I'd love (need) assistance! I think it would be amazing if everyone in our little community would step up and we can work together to figure this things out. Also if you have any experience with organizing and event like this that would be greatly appreciated. I just kind of had this idea today and am trying to see if people would be interested in collaborating and starting to get a feel for how this is going to look. 

I also think we can make this bigger than RT- I think most of us know someone else who would be willing to donate something, and the great part is we can do all of it from our own homes. I have a strong community of artists in Arizona that I'm going to get in contact with as well. If you know of people who would be interested hit em up, lets get an email chain going. 

If this excites you and you want to help you can reach me here, my email is raychelsaarinen@gmail.com and my phone number is 210.862.5286 as well. Reach out, lets make some badass shit and do some good.

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