March Madness is here, and this year I’m running a Bracket group to raise money for Community Change, Inc., a non-profit in Boston committed to promoting racial justice and equity. From their website:
Community Change was born out of the Civil Rights Movement and in response to the Kerner Commission which named racism as “a white problem.” CCI has done what few organizations are willing to do: shine a spotlight on the roots of racism in white culture with the intention of dealing with racism at its source, as well as with its impact on communities of color.
I know some of the folks working at CCI (in person and/or online) and I am in awe of the work they do and their commitment to it.
So here are the basics:
- I set up a Bracket Challenge group on ESPN for the men’s tournament (I’ll probably set one up for the regular tournament* when that bracket is announced later today–DONE). You have to register, but registration is free.
- Join the Mad4Justice Men’s group, and fill out your bracket before first game on Thursday.
- Entry fee is $10,and there is no limit on how many brackets you can fill out.
- If you are cool with using PayPal, just submit your $10 entry fee to me directly via PayPal.
- I’ll also accept cash or check for the entry fee – email me if you need a snail mail address to send your entry fee to.
- Winner gets 1/3 of the pot, bragging rights for the year, plus a special token to be determined by me. The rest of the pot goes to CCI.
- I’ll also come up with a prize for the Best Thematic Bracket – last year we had an ARL bracket, and an all HathiTrust bracket. I’m sure we’ll get some creative themes this year as well.
OK – let’s do this! Go Duke, Go Stanford!
* Y’all see what I did there?