On June 18th, when outrage over Trump’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy hit a fever pitch, I found myself—as in many times over the past several years–feeling desperate to do something, but stuck as to where to channel this energy.
In a sociopolitical climate with no shortage of need, Noble Trade is intended to be an annual clothing and book swap for a cause. It’s a chance to clean out your closet and score some gently used finds, while benefiting a different, worthy organization each year. (There may even be some music, beer and food involved.)
This first effort will be on Monday, July 30th at Logan Square’s Red Cloud Studio. Proceeds will support the Chicago-based Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, which advocates for immigrant children in our current border crisis and beyond.
Although the situation has evolved daily, this quick primer outlines the situation ahead. As many across party lines have noted, this goes way beyond politics. It’s about our humanity. The ongoing reunification effort will take time, but we can collectively do a small part to help those at the front line.
Hope you can join! Scroll down to learn more about the mechanics of the swap, and please RSVP by 7/26. (If you can’t attend but have clothes to donate, click the RSVP button.)