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Interview with Cornell Students 4 Black Lives

Updated: Jun 10, 2020

This post was edited on Wednesday, June 10 at 1:00p to reflect the extended donation period.

"We really want to emphasize to the coalition that allyship is not a week, or a few days worth of effort. This is a lifetime commitment to uplifting and amplifying Black voices." —Sherell Farmer

WVBR News interviewed two of the founders of Cornell Students 4 Black Lives, Sherell Farmer and Ashley Bishop, to talk about their coalition building, mobilization, and fundraising. Listen here!

Committee leaders of Cornell Students 4 Black Lives chose five charities to benefit from their fundraising: Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, Communities United for Police Reform, the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Southside Community Center, and Tompkins County Showing Up for Racial Justice.

Cornell Students 4 Black Lives will accept donations through their GoFundMe and Venmo (@CornellStudents4BlackLives) until Friday, June 19 at 11:59p EST.


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