Projects and Organizations to Support
Educate Yourself and Advocate for Cubans’ Right to Protest
Members of the Cuban-American Undergraduate Students Association (instagram: @yale_causa) have written a statement in solidarity with Cubans on the island who are peacefully protesting for their civil liberties on November 15th. They seek to amplify these efforts on the island, led by the Archipélago movement.
Learn more by visiting:
Cuba Decide: https://cubadecide.org
Democracy in the Americas: https://www.democracyinamericas.org/us-cuba-news-brief
Refugees in New Haven (and in the rest of the U.S.) continue to be marginalized and denied access to basic rights. As an organization, Havenly seeks to create the conditions that will make it possible for refugee women to set the priorities and strategies of their own movement for change.
Havenly seeks to break out of U.S.-based models of refugee integration that prioritize rapid employment and economic self-sufficiency over longer-term education and political consciousness development. Their community café serves as a learning space, source of income and advocacy network for refugee women.
Havenly website: https://havenlynhv.org/
New Haven Rising
New Haven Rising is a community organization of residents committed to winning economic, racial, and social justice through collective action. New Haven Rising fights for good jobs for New Haven residents, increased revenue, safe streets, and opportunities for city youth.
New Haven Rising Website: https://www.newhavenrising.org/
The People's Vaccine
A growing movement of health and humanitarian organizations, past and present world leaders, health experts, faith leaders and economists urging that when safe and effective vaccines are developed they are produced rapidly at scale and made available for all people, in all countries, free of charge.
IRIS Supply Drive for Afghan Refugees September 9th- October 11th
Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services (IRIS) is currently welcoming 300+ Afghan
refugees. They are in urgent need of: backpacks, school supplies, winter coats and
waterproof winter boots. The Yale Human Rights Journal will be hosting a donation
drive from September 9th to October 10th. Please consider dropping off a donation in
one their collection bins located in: the JE game room, Saybrook vestibule, Ben Franklin
dining hall, Silliman entrance, Pierson dining hall, Pauli Murray dining hall, Timothy
Dwight common room, and Ezra Stiles dining hall.
IRIS website: https://irisct.org/
Volunteer for YHAAP
The Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project (YHHAP) is a student organization using education and action to alleviate housing and food insecurity in New Haven. Not-for-profit, we use our direct service, community involvement, and advocacy efforts to address root causes and support immediate and long-term solutions for local food and housing deprivation.
YHHAP Website: https://yhhap.org/