donate to dream defenders

The Dream Defenders was founded in April 2012 after the tragic killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman in Sanford, Florida. We marched and fought for justice for Trayvon and so many like him. In the last decade, we have organized with and fought alongside thousands of young Floridians and with freedom fighters across the globe for a better future than we inherited.

In 2023, Dream Defenders has become a national organization. We welcome all the everyday people like us that know change is possible if we fight for it. If you want to see a world where our people are free from cages and our communities have safety and good lives, join the Dream Defenders. Let's shape the future together.

Donations go to Dream Defenders, a project of Tides Advocacy, 501c4 organization and are non-tax deductible. If you'd like to make a donation to Dream Defenders Education Fund, a project of Tides Center, a 501c3, follow this link.

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the freedom papers

What’s the future we are fighting for? The Freedom Papers illustrates our vision for a world that serves the everyday needs of its people - the one we all deserve. The Freedom Papers is our new north star.