Stronger Together

a series of 24-hour auctions starting Feb 27th

auctions will take place on IG @metalsmithsforchange

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Fundraiser proceeds benefit organizations that work to fight for racial & social justice and Black artists.

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WHO WE SUPPORT

Black + Trans

Individuals in the LGBTQ community are three times more likely to be jailed. That number is even higher for people who identify as Black and trans. The artwork donated toward the Black + Trans fundraiser benefited Black Trans Advocacy Coalition, Youth Breakout, and LGBTQ Freedom Fund.

Women Leaders

For far too long, Black women have been pushed from the headlines, ignored, and mistreated. We acknowledge women, such as Mary Jane Richards, who worked with a spy ring run by abolitionist Elizabeth "Bet" Van Lew. Her photographic memory helped to gather intel from documentations and conversations available within the Confederate White House. Pretty badass, right?

Big 6 Activists

The "Big Six" includes organizer Asa Philip Randolph, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., James Farmer Jr., John Lewis, the Whitney Young, Jr.; and Roy Wilkins. Less mentioned major contributors include Anna Arnold Hedgeman and Dorothy Height. This group of activists led the March on Washinton in 1963.

Emanuel Nine

During a tragic act of hate, nine individuals lost their lives on June 17, 2015, with five who managed to escape. We honor the lives lost and stand in solidarity with the Emanuel Nine Foundation to work to reverse racism.

Reverend Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Mrs. Cynthia Graham Hurd, Mrs. Susie J. Jackson, Mrs. Ethel Lee Lance, Reverend DePayne Middleton-Doctor, Reverend Clementa Pinckney, Tywanza Kibwe Diop Sanders, Reverend Daniel Lee Simmons, Sr., and Mrs. Myra Singleton Quarles Thompson.

Say Their Names

For our first series of auctions, we turned our attention to focus on Black lives lost to police brutality. We hope that by crafting these pieces, we spread much needed awareness to address police brutality, racial disparities and impunity in American policing.