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A thread about my past two days.

I spent the past 48 hours reading through 2800+ applications from artists + activists from around the world whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. I've cried numerous times reading the desperation that so many in our community have right now.
Not knowing how they will pay rent. Pay a light bill. Pay for food for their kids’ dinner tomorrow night. Jobs have come to a complete halt. Productions canceled. Commissions canceled. Teaching gigs postponed. Tours canceled. Speaking engagements canceled. Side hustles gone.
Films + TV shows halted. What I've read over past 48 hrs breaks my heart, but motivates me to do more. I spent all day writing checks from @WeAreSoze Foundation, sending money through Venmo + PayPal. $35,000 went out the door today to artists + activists who refuse to give up.
Who refuse to stop dreaming. Who refuse to stop envisioning a way out of this mess. We have to raise more money because there are so many folks who we don’t have the resources to help who need our help.
I will get out of bed in the morning and call more friends, more colleagues and more family members and beg them for money. 45 people last night gave another $1500. @lenawaithe sent $3000 this morning. Angels. All of them, angels.
I think we got a big donor coming in tomorrow which will help more artists and activists during this insane time. I am hoping it works out. Praying it works out. We must take care of each other. We are in this together.
Thank you to our partners on this mission from the beginning, @TaskForcePR and @gmoneyr You are heroes. And love to my @wearesoze family who go to work everyday finding ways to support as many artists and activists as possible. We will not stop. We cannot stop.
We have to take care of the artists.
We have to take care of the activists.

They will help guide us through this catastrophe. They carry the light through these dark times.

If you got an extra $5 bucks in your pocket and want to donate, PLEASE. PLEASE.…
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