Philadelphia Community Bail Fund
In May 2017, BLM Philly joined other Philadelphia organizations including the #No215Jails Coalition, Media Mobilizing Project, Sankofa Community Empowerment, Frontline Dads, and Philadelphia Student Union, to raise money to bail out Black women and caregivers in time for Mother’s Day as part of the national Black Mamas Bail Out.
The national effort was started by Southerners on New Ground (SONG) with the aim of liberating Black women in the South and ending money bail. The Philly Mama’s Day Bail Out raised nearly $60,000 in one week, enabling us to bail out 13 women on Mother’s Day.
We are still bailing out women today. The Mama’s Day Bail Out morphed into the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund, a community led and invested fund open to all people imprisoned in Philadelphia simply because they are too poor to post bail. Learn more about the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund at PhillyBailout.com.