Help Give Free Laptops to Oakland & SF Youth and Activists!
In late February of 2018, after approximately a year of back-and-forth messaging with an awesome activist employee at SF startup Credit Karma, Sudo Room finally secured a donation of 85 nice laptops! Unfortunately, none of them have hard drives nor power supplies. Your donation goes directly to the costs of buying them to realize the goal of getting nice laptops into the hands of those who need them!
A well-functioning laptop can make a world of difference in anyone’s life, and we’ve committed to getting them into the hands of SF Bay Area-based youth, activists, and video producers who would otherwise be unable to afford one.
At the time of this writing, approximately 60 of those 85 laptops have been allocated to the following:
* 3 production-quality PCs and 3 production-quality MacBook Pros to OWH Studios, INC. for their classes teaching video production and editing to disadvantaged youth in Oakland;
* 4 production-quality MacBook Pros to black high school girls learning video production to channel their activism from Eimeon Hakim Serfaty;
* 4 PCs for livestreaming events and running A/V at the Omni Commons in Oakland, enabling members of Omni’s resident film collective Liberated Lens to do mobile video editing, and running the laser cutter in Omni’s resident hackerspace Sudo Room;
* Over 80% of recipients are activists, many on the front lines in the struggle against police brutality. Most (75%) are POC and/or immigrants, half are youth and/or students, half are artists and/or media producers, and a third are educators.
Our goal is humble: $5,000 will be needed to purchase the following:
* $3,500 for 128GB SSD Hard Drives
* $1,300 for power supplies
* $200 to replace dead batteries
Every little bit counts – just $5 will cover the cost of a power supply for one Lenovo PC!
Thanks for your support and solidarity! ♥
Link to original Facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/donate/198111750959829/