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£245raised of £100 target by 17 supporters

    Weʼve raised £245 to support social justice and equality in the USA

    Funded on Friday, 15th September 2017

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    As an American ex patriot I have watched recent events with horror. Seeing the country where I was born and grew up, and where my family live, be torn apart by hatred is heartbreaking and has left me feeling helpless.

    My employers, Cisco, have given me a way to do something. From Chuck Robbins, our CEO:

    Throughout history there have been moments when it's important for people to take a stand and act. I believe this is one of those moments...In the past week we've experienced events of immense significance in the fight against racism and discrimination...While we mourn the incomprehensible tragedy in Charlottesville, VA and watch protests erupt around the United States, it's critical that we remain focused on what's possible on the other side of this painful divide....Our greatest hope in shifting minds and healing hearts is our ability to engage in open, respectful dialogue...Cisco has established a new fund to fight racism and discrimination and we will match every dollar contributed by employees.

    By raising money through this crowdfunding page I can make a lump sum donation to the fund on everyone's behalf and the total would then be matched, dollar for dollar, by Cisco.

    The three organizations that will benefit from this fund are:

    1. The Center for Social Inclusion (CSI). The CSI's mission is to catalyze communities, government, and other institutions to dismantle structural racial inequity and create equitable outcomes for all.

    2. Public Allies . Public Allies' mission is to create a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. They are changing the face and practice of leadership in communities across the country by demonstrating our conviction that everyone can lead, and that lasting social change results when citizens of all backgrounds step up, take responsibility, and work together.

    3. Essential Partners, which fosters constructive conversations where conflicts and division are driven by differences in identity, beliefs, and values.

    Thank you.



    • Patricia Dever10 months ago
      Patricia Dever

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      10 months ago
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    • Patricia Dever10 months ago
      Patricia Dever

      Patricia Dever

      10 months ago

      Hello friends, Well what can I say? This exceeded all expectations. I can't see donor details eg email addresses so I can't think you all individually and I don't even know who some of you are, but I am grateful for each and every penny! With the fund matching from Cisco, this represents an amazing donation of £490, plus of course my own donation. You are all wonderful!

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    • Patricia Dever1 year ago
      Patricia Dever

      Patricia Dever

      1 year ago

      Wow! In one morning I've nearly doubled the target figure, thanks to the enormous generosity of friends and a few strangers too. ☺️Thank you all. xx

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    • Anonymous


      Aug 31, 2017

      Always happy to donate to a good cause.


    • Kirsty Hill

      Kirsty Hill

      Aug 18, 2017

      For my family living in the US, my young grandsons especially.


    • Dawn Midgley

      Dawn Midgley

      Aug 17, 2017


    • Tess White (Pearlie)

      Tess White (Pearlie)

      Aug 17, 2017


    • Jennifer Lawson

      Jennifer Lawson

      Aug 17, 2017


    • Anne Lawrence

      Anne Lawrence

      Aug 17, 2017


    • Stephanie Jacklin

      Stephanie Jacklin

      Aug 17, 2017

      On behalf of all the Danas everywhere.


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