Larkin and Lacey

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund is an initiative that supports various organizations working towards civil rights. The Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund concentrates on immigrants’ rights, the plight of the Hispanic community and the plight of free speech.

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was founded by Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin. Lacey and Larkin were also the co-founders of Village Voice Media and Phoenix New Times. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/5-smart-ways-people-and-places-are-resisting-trumps-immigration-policies/

Larkin & Lacey Frontera Fund was established from a $3.7 million dollar settlement that Lacey and Larkin received in 2013. In 2007, they went through the ordeal of briefly being arrested and thrown into jail, just because they published unsavory stories about the misdeeds of Sheriff Arpaio and Maricopa County.

After their very, very brief stint in jail, they were involved in a trial that went on for many years and resulted in a large settlement in 2013.

There are many organizations that Larkin and Lacey Frontera Fund support. Read more: Jim Larkin | Crunchbase

Here are three of them:

  •  Kino Border Initiative consists of a bunch of volunteers who help illegal immigrants by serving them food, providing them with first aid and providing them with clothing. Kino Border Initiative serves about 60 deportees in the afternoon and about 80 deportees in the morning. Men are given pieces of wood to paint pictures of Jesus and Mary on, so that they can earn a little extra money. At Kino Border Initiative’s shelter for women and children, women make bracelets to sell
  •  American Immigration Council is a non-profit based in Washington, D.C. It’s mission is to shape Americans’ view of immigrants in a positive way and to celebrate the history of immigrants in America The American Immigration Council stands up for immigrants’ rights through litigation, and challenges narrow interpretations in the law that go against the legal and human rights of immigrants.
  •  Trans Queer Pueblo is a non-profit in Phoenix, Arizona. It is an LGBTQ+ community of migrants of color. Trans Queer Pueblo operates a clinic that provides free healthcare services to 100 LGBTQ+ patients who are undocumented. They have liberated 15 people from immigration detention. They hold forums in order to discuss healthcare with the community. Trans Queer Pueblo arranges coming out forums where people can come out about their sexuality, and where families can also come out. Safe spaces are provided for everyone. Mundo De Sabores has been created to provide job training and experience to previously detained, undocumented LGBTQ+ people. Mundo De Sabores is a catering business. Also, Trans Queer Pueblo holds art performances, as well as the annual Drag for a Dream celebration.