It’s the end of the year and today is the Winter Solstice–a time of reflection and gratitude for all the things this year that have buoyed us and given us hope. We started this podcast after months of joking about it, after years of collaborating with each other on various projects, and now we’ve got 20 episodes of Kitchen Table Cult, 30 patrons over at Patreon, and Soundcloud says our episodes have been played 22.5k times since we started posting them. Holy f*ck, thank you for making this joke a reality. We’re having a lot of fun putting this together every week and you have made it all possible. Thank you.
2018 has been rough in many respects (nationally, personally), but because we’re set on looking for the helpers (thanks Mr. Rogers, we miss you), there is a lot of good that we’ve found. Today we want to share some organizations and artists we love and support.
First and foremost is the Coalition for Responsible Home Education, which is a volunteer-run non-profit and the only one of its kind working to advocate for the rights of homeschooled children. Please make our advocacy work (we’re both board members, full disclosure!) easier with a tax-deductible donation before the end of the year.
Here’s some other organizations we love and support:
CaRLA – California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund
CaRLA sues California suburbs to enforce state housing law. We are working to restore a legal environment in which California builds housing equal to its needs. CaRLA is a 501c3 nonprofit and donations are tax deductible.
The National Bail Out Collective
This group is a formation of Black organizers, lawyers and communicators committed to building a community based movement to end pretrial detention and ultimately mass incarceration. They work to end systems of mass incarceration and support our communities. Members of the collective are queer, trans, young, elder, and immigrant.
No More Deaths | No Mas Muertes
The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Their work embraces the Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform and focuses on the following themes:
- Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance
- Witnessing and responding
- Consciousness raising
- Global movement building
- Encouraging humane immigration policy
NMD/NMM is a ministry of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Anti Police Terror Project
The Anti Police-Terror Project began as a project of the ONYX Organizing Committee. They are a Black-led, multi-racial, intergenerational coalition that seeks to build a replicable and sustainable model to eradicate police terror in communities of color.
We are both artists and when we have free money to spend, we like to use it to support our fellow creators. Here’s a few we love.
Bree is a spoonie and advocates for disability awareness.
Dani Ward | Fat Girl Media
Dani made our merch!
Nate’s a friend and a fantastic astrologer.
Natalia at Shop Destruya
Natalia is a Latinx artist in FL who makes some rad feminist merch.
And of course, if you aren’t already a member of our Patreon crew, please join us! We’ll give you access to podcasts earlier than everyone else gets them, occasional inebriated video chat hangouts with the crew. Your contribution enables us to pay Aaron for his work editing every episode, and also keeps us stocked with coffee to keep making these podcasts every week!
Eve & Kieryn