Each year, Gishers (participants in the massive worldwide scavenger “Hunt for Good” at gish.com) virtually come together to make a profound difference in the lives of people or communities facing extraordinary hardship. Our community has helped clear land mines from villages in Laos, housed and provided medical care and nutrition to Syrian refugee families, preserved hundreds of thousands of acres of endangered habitat, and many other accomplishments.
Given the current civil unrest in the United States sparked by the recent murder of George Floyd and relentless oppression of people of color, for this GISH Hunt we’ve decided to rally your tremendous enthusiasm and support towards the Legal Defense and Educational Fund (LDF) of the NAACP.
This is an incredible organization that’s actively achieving success in racial justice, equality and building an inclusive society. Properly funded, this organization has the ability and resources to make a fundamental difference in tipping the scales of racial inequality in the courtroom and the streets.
Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first African-American U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF, a 501c3, is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law firm and America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice.Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans. Over the years they’ve accomplished significant achievements in fulfilling their mission and now more than ever, we need to back them to help us right the wrongs of our society.
So we invite you to join us in supporting them.
If you haven’t done it already, please watch Ava Duvernay’s 13th.
And if you know someone who needs to hear his story, Daryl Davis (https://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/544861933/how-one-man-convinced-200-ku-klux-klan-members-to-give-up-their-robes) is a brave black man who has managed to convince hundreds to reject their affiliation with the KKK.
Don’t just sit there, DO something.