Junction Trio stands with those fighting for justice in the streets all over America. Here are some of our favorite performances from our past couple of years of making music together.
All proceeds will go to support networks for protesters on the ground in New York, where all three of us live. 50-50 split between Freedom Arts Movement and NYC Shut It Down. We will also each be matching all the money raised.
Black Lives Matter!
***UPDATE on JUNE 7, 2020:***
THANK YOU!!! On Friday, with the help of 100 contributions over Bandcamp ranging from $10 to $250, PLUS a matching commitment from a friend who preferred to remain anonymous, AND the help of four additional contributions after #BandcampFriday ended, Jay Chop-Cheese Campbell, Stefan Jackiw, and I were able to raise a total of $14,429. YOU ARE ALL AMAZING. Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you so much. So moved to see this outpouring of help in this extraordinary time.
We ended up giving $4,812 to three different organizations doing invaluable work here in NYC:
• Survived & Punished NY—local chapter of a nationwide coalition helping incarcerated survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and working to end the criminalization of survival. They are currently raising commissary funds: spny.wedid.it
• Freedom Arts Movement—a community organization led by artists, providing medical support, food, PPE, and other essential mutual aid on the streets: www.gofundme.com/f/freedom-arts-movement-fundraiser
• & the Emergency Release Fund, a mutual aid fund helping post bail for trans and medically vulnerable people at all times, but especially right now at this intersection of pandemic and mass uprising: emergencyreleasefund.com
We are reopening downloads and sales now—although, just to be clear, Bandcamp is taking a 15% revenue share again, and we will no longer be matching sales! If you want your dollar to go as far as possible, I recommend donating to orgs directly. All sales will continue to go to groups helping out on the ground. Not sure what organizations or fundraisers just yet, but continued transparency is promised. WE LOVE YOU!!!
***UPDATE on June 11, 2020***
A donation of further proceeds has been made to G.L.I.T.S. Inc., whose founder, Ceyenne Doroshow, is currently trying to raise $1,000,000 to provide long-term housing for Black trans people. Give here: www.glitsinc.org/donations
***UPDATE on June 20, 2020***
Two donations of further proceeds have been made to the legal funds for Colinford Mattis and Urooj Rahman. Give here: bit.ly/uroojfund
***UPDATE on July 6, 2020***
Donation made to NYC Shut It Down, who are feeding and providing mutual aid to their local communities. Learn more: www.nycshutitdown.org