It’s National Picnic Week and since you’re reading this, we’re assuming you’re the altruistic, enjoy-every-moment type. So trust that as we help you set the tone of your fictional (or real) picnic, we’ll give you a vetted, Latino driven and focused organization that deserves your money. Who knows, maybe you’ll even plan the picnic IRL to raise awareness for the cause?
Vamos a ver.
Where's the picnic at?
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Pick a basket, any basket.
Will there be salad?
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Play a song to set the mood.
What food can a picnic not exist without?
Whose *not* invited?
Pick a field of flowers you'd want to be in.
Ok, really, talk about the humans invited.
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What's one word you want your guests to describe your picnic?
Pick a butterfly.
Pick a beverage.
What's the dream ending to your picnic?
Dessert: will it make an entrance?
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Will there be ghost stories?
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Plan A Picnic And We’ll Tell You What Organization You Should Donate To
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
NLIRH is doing the research nobody else is--understanding how Latinas suffer under gender inequality, especially in regards to access to healthcare. Then, NLIRH is using policy change and Latina leadership development to advance a reproductive justice agenda to include immigrant healthcare, abortion access, and affordable healthcare.
You're ready to let patriarchy rest in pieces, now more than ever. We're not rewinding history and we're not letting women of color and immigrants get left behind in anyone's version of feminism. This is it, you're here for it.
Trans Latina Coalition
TLC is formed by Trans Latinx leaders *for* trans Latinx immigrants living in the U.S. They work with policy makers to find solutions to trans peoples' unique needs, especially those living in detention centers without access to appropriate healthcare.
You are abounding in inclusive energy because you know justice reform must be intersectional, and you are intentional about creating space for this advocacy work from picnic conversations to your pocketbook.
Freedom for Immigrants
Freedom for Immigrants is devoted to abolishing immigration detention, while ending the isolation of people currently suffering in this profit-driven system. They are the only nonprofit in the country monitoring the human rights abuses faced by immigrants detained by ICE through a national hotline and network of volunteer detention visitors, while also modeling a community-based alternative to detention that welcomes immigrants into the social fabric of the United States.
You and Freedom for Immigrants have a lot in common--you're both changing the world one person, one step at a time, and feel everyone has a right to a safe space of belonging.
Spay Mexico is aiming to end pet overpopulation and homelessness in Mexico one animal at a time. It's vision is to create affordable and free spay and neuter surgeries for responsible guardians and homeless animals alike.
You can't imagine your animal companion left to fend for him or herself in the streets anymore than any other dog or cat. Your heart is big enough to extend to a range of issues, and you won't leave anyone behind.
Fortunately, users on Reddit are sharing the items that have made for a more comfortable and happier home. All of the items are $100 or less and seem like simple things to acquire and help change your life for the better. According to Redditors, during these tough times, they’ll make all of the difference!
Check them out below!
“House plants. They will make you happy looking after them. I recently bought a venus fly trap, she caught her first fly today. So proud.” –ManonastickUk
A curved shower rod
“A curved shower rod. Seriously. $10 for a tension rod, or $28 for a curved one that takes a bit more effort to install, but your showers are suddenly 33% larger and feels like you’re in a hotel every day.” – xixi2
“I bought a $1 back scratcher from an Asian market in town. Best $1 I ever spent.” – matthewsmazes
A new pair of socks
“New pair of socks. If you’ve been wearing the same pairs forever like I typically usually do theirs nothing like putting on a new pair of freshly bought socks, you can totally feel the difference, I never realized til was an adult sadly but I appreciate the feeling of new socks all the time.” – Spider-Mike23
An alarm clock
“A decent light wake up alarm clock. Completely changed my mornings. Don’t think I could ever go back to using my phone or a simple alarm clock.” –ringolennon67
King-sized bedding for your any-size bed.
“I got a king for a double bed. Best decision ever! The double sheets fit the bed, but I couldn’t snuggle completely under them without curling up. Now. I can hide completely under the duvet stretched out. Best thing ever in the winter!” – Zanki
“In my opinion definitely a weighted blanket if you have a hard time sleeping at night or have anxiety. They have some at Target for $25 currently.” – stupidveganbaby
“I strongly recommend the Satisfyer to any lady such as myself that requires more external stimulation than internal. Its top tier, all of my other toys gathered dust and then I eventually threw them all out.” – Anilxe
A good pillow
“May sound simple, but a good pillow. It is amazing the change in body aches, and sleep you see when you have a good pillow that fits you.” – shartnado3
A cast-iron skillet
“A good chef’s knife and a cast-iron skillet. When you have tools that are satisfying to use, cooking becomes less “chore” and more “hobby”. You’ll end up eating healthier, cheaper than takeout/restaurant, and ditching the dull Walmart knife and scratched up nonstick aluminum skillet are the best place to start.” –eric_1115
A good showerhead
“A good showerhead. I cannot stress enough how a high-quality showerhead can turn getting clean into an utterly zen, 30-minute self-healing, and relaxation session.” – Phleed
A rice cooker
“Rice cooker. That fucker kept me fed during depression when I barely had the energy to get out of bed. Takes less than nothing to get some rice in there and flip the switch. Want something sweet? Throw coconut and sugar in there. Want flavor but can’t be fucked to make anything? Get some Spanish rice or saffron goin. You can throw tofu in there with it if you need. Yeah, it’s not the best for you but hot food is better than no food.” – HotTopicMallRat
Stephanie Beatriz joined other tv and movie cops in donating to help the Black Lives Matter protesters. The “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” star donated money to the National Bail Fund to give protesters the money they need to post bail.
Stephanie Beatriz and other people who have worked on show about police are donating to help Black Lives Matter protesters.
Beatriz plays a police officer on the NBC comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” The show depicts a police force in New York and has become a wildly successful and popular show. Beatriz decided to follow the lead of another person who has portrayed a police officer in donating money to help those fighting against police brutality.
Former “Blue Bloods” actor Griffin Newman started the trend and it is catching on.
There are so many organizations that you can donate to right now to help the Black Lives Matter cause. Beatriz and Newman chose the National Bail Fund Network. The organization is using the money they raise to pay the bail of people arrested for protesting against police brutality in recent days.
The movement is extending past the actor as more people join in on helping the movement.
Warren Leight is a playwright and television producer best known for his work on “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” and has worked on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to his tweet, his work on the shows inspired him to follow the lead of his colleagues and peers in donating to the cause. Leight chose the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Beatriz’s co-star Melissa Fumero also put up and donated to the National Bail Fund.
There are so many ways to help the fight against racial injustice and police brutality. You can donate to, amplify, volunteer at, or support various organizations that are all committed to the fight. There is no wrong way to help the Black Lives Matter movement so do what you can.
If you want to learn more about the National Bail Fund Network, follow them on social media.
They are a great resource if you want to help the people physically involved in the fight. Social media has been flooded with images and videos of people being brutalized by police at protests across the country. There are even more examples of police arbitrarily arresting people peacefully protest to save Black lives.