On behalf of Hypatia Software Organization I would like to extend a special thank you to the people at FundClub who were able to raise $8,500 USD for us!! We are extremely excited about this development and cannot wait to begin the difficult but important work ahead. These funds give us the to fully offer our services homeless and disenfranchised trans women.
We are planning on using the funds assist Hypatia in some of the following core areas:
- Streamlining and expanding the mentorship program
- Emergency cash relief funds to assist in buying HRT, bus fare, etc.
- Laptops for homeless / disenfranchised trans women
- Public speaking
- Overhead (eg. VPS, domains, service providers)
- Assisting with internships
- Creating job opportunities
It is an honor to be added to the ever growing list of organizations you have helped empower though your good will.We at Hypatia will do our best to put these new funds to work in the spirit that they were given.
The next steps will be decided at our weekly Membership Meetings, which currently are every Sunday at 5:00PM CST and last one hour. If you would like to attend please join the #member-meeting channel on the Slack Team. If you need to be invited to the Slack Team please fill out either the Volunteer or Benefits Application and we will invite you as soon as we can.
Hypatia Software Organization
I gave a talk on March 20, at LibrePlanet 2016, at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts (I mention being enthused in an earlier blog post), on a LibrePlanet scholarship. To avoid transphobic harassment by the TSA, and other airport staff, my friends drove me (notably Tom Almquist of our staff) 2,792 miles from Minneapolis, Minnesota and back.
Make sure to check the bottom of this post–I included a time lapse of my trip!
We’re now selling shirts, hoodies, and teddy bears! Really cool people have been wearing Hypatia shirts and hoodies (see pics below!)! 100% of the proceeds go to empowering transgender women. From now until March 15 get 15% off hoodies–our hoodies are awesome!