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caring radically in marginalized environments

mutual aid and community care above all.

venmo @crimelmu, gofundme


c.r.i.m.e. is a queer student collective at lmu open to lgbt+/questioning folks.

led by majority queer students of color, c.r.i.m.e. (caring radically in marginalized environments) enacts care for and with queer Black and poc at lmu, including alumni. we do this by disentangling ourselves from hierarchical, elitist, and capitalist practices. rather, we provide mutual aid through healing, learning, decolonizing, and community-building.

since starting in oct 2020, c.r.i.m.e. has done mutual aid work for qtpoc through resource sharing and our lmu qtpoc mutual aid fund. we have raised and distributed more than $30,000 for one another.

** to keep our autonomy, we are not an official registered student organization affiliated with lmu.

mutual aid

send funds to c.r.i.m.e.'s qtpoc mutual aid fund's gofundme or venmorequest money from the qtpoc mutual aid fund - open to all lgbt+/questioning poc at lmucheck out queer closet!

URGENT: support anya from being evicted their last semester of college: gofundme or venmo @anyamichele$8000 needed by 3/31 to fulfill multiple requests for multiple qtpoc: gofundme or venmo @crimelmu || instagram post to sharealways crowdfunding for unhoused neighbor in venice; venmo @siennacaputo or cashapp $sienna-caputo || instagram post to share

"mutual aid is the radical act of caring for each other while working to change the world." dean spade
how to budget sustainably for mutual aidreflections for yt ppl on budgeting for mutual aid

poetry & pose

For Black History Month 2021, Black Queer Space created Poetry & Pose, a month long celebration of our member's poetry, artwork, and photography.

We are currently selling copies of Poetry & Pose: An Anthology, a culmination of the art that came out of that month. In addition, a variety of merchandise and a photoset are available to purchase.

All proceeds of our merchandise go to C.R.I.M.E.'s QTPOC mutual aid fund.
Poetry & Pose Purchase Form (Paperback, Photoset)Black Queer Space Merch Store (Apparel, Stickers, Ebook)

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