About club knitflix and the knitflix knitathon
Club Knitflix began as a weekly virtual knitting club during the Covid-19 pandemic as a means of staying connected. While practicing community and crafting, the co-organizers of the Knitathon also paid attention to the violence being inflicted on Black communities by the police, and talked about what they could do to support the Black Lives Matter movement and combat systemic racism. They decided to host a virtual Knitathon to raise money for four racial and social justice organizations: The Loveland Foundation, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, G.L.I.T.S., and Disabled But Not Really.
The Knitflix Knitathon, a virtual 12-hour marathon crafting fundraiser, took place on August 22nd from 10am- 10pm. The event was conducted over Zoom and also live streamed to YouTube, attracting an international group of participants who participated in programming throughout the event. Programming for the event included speakers, knitting lessons, a happy hour with live music, lively discussion on anti-racism within crafting communities, and presentations on the four charitable organizations. Together, the participants raised $20,175, which meant we were able to donate $5,043.75 to each of the four organizations.
This Knitathon was an event organized by allies and was a space for community, education, and action.
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