Support Seeds During Native Heritage Month!
In 2020/21, We Are the Seeds and our community witnessed a global movement of collective outrage at the continued fight for justice regarding racial, cultural, and economic disparities in our country. As a predominantly Indigenous staffed organization, these injustices are not new to us, and working to end them has been an integral part of our mission since the founding of We Are the Seeds. The volume of “calls to action” we received sparked an urgent need for our organization to be ready to step in with a specific perspective: to help facilitate the dialogue around social justice new to some institutions and to claim our place as contemporary Indigenous people living and working in urban Philadelphia.
At We Are the Seeds, we are often called upon to consult about land acknowledgments, moderate and participate in panel discussions, present on pertinent issues, and produce Indigenous programming for institutions and foundations. Seeds is an advocate for artists, activists, and culture bearers, advising on appropriate and necessary compensation for artistic and cultural labor. It is a critical time for We Are the Seeds as we build capacity to manage the work required to affect positive change. This is a unique window of time where we can affirm our voices in historically white-led institutional structures. We are moving the needle in Philadelphia and we need your help to continue making an impact. Our small staff requires increased payroll hours and/or assistance from additional contract workers to eliminate burnout, a big issue in the BIPOC non-profit world. Social justice work can be draining, but it is essential. We Are the Seeds has the foundation and skills to continue making a change in Philadelphia and beyond. Your support helps us to sustain this critical work.
Please help us reach our goal today!