Hurray For the Riff Raff Raises Funds with a Special Merch Item
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In just one week, Hurray for the Riff Raff raised more than $7,000 for Third Wave Fund and Radical Monarchs to support their work to advance political power, well- being, and self determination. More than 450 t-shirts were sold, designed by Ricardo Alessio, featuring a quote by Audre Lorde: “Women are powerful and dangerous.”
“This quote by Audre Lorde has kept me strong in my most fragile moments. When the outside world told me that I was weak, I remembered that I am strong. When I was told I was powerless, I remembered I am powerful.
Everywhere female identified people are connecting with their inner resource of strength. Most of us went through a long road of suffering, isolation without the community and living mentors we craved. I hope this campaign can contribute much needed funds to these organizations that are supplying the youth with much needed resources and encouragement they need. So as these young people navigate our society and our world they know they are powerful beings. We are birthed by powerful beings.” – Alynda Segarra
The shirt was promoted widely on social media by the band, beneficiary organizations and fans.