Let’s Make Space Better.
Here at Off-Nominal, we've been following the demonstrations against racial inequality and police violence in the United States, Canada, and around the world with concern. These events have highlighted deep problems with how we treat each other in many domains, and space exploration is not exempt.
While we have been processing this in real-time, it has become obvious that we must do our part and use our platform to speak up against these inequalities and take action to stop them. We have been engaging with our Discord community this past week to come up with a plan.
Many of these initiatives were developed not just by Jake and Anthony, but in partnership with the Patrons and listeners of our three podcasts. We’re proud that this is a community-led effort.
Together, we're putting on a fundraiser to support Black organizations whose missions we believe in.
Both Jake and Anthony will be matching contributions our community makes to both of these organizations through July 10 up to the total of this month’s revenue from Patreon (WeMartians, MECO).
Donate directly to the organizations below, then email us your donation receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can match it.
Thank you for helping us work together to make space better.
Black Girls Code
BGC empowers girls of colour ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. Code plays such an integral role in both aerospace engineering and science that it’s hard to overestimate how important organizations like BGC is.
Banneker provides ten week summer research and study experiences to undergraduate students of colour to prepare them for graduate programs in astronomy. As one of the least diverse of the sciences, anything we can do to give underrepresented peoples an edge will pay off.