Black History Month 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021, 12:00 AM until Sunday, February 28th, 11:59 PM
The Telethon for Justice is an independent, all-volunteer, national fundraising telethon-of-interviews focused on the issues raised by the Black Lives Matter movement. All donors will be directed to give to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Telethon for Justice is a series of interviews, 24 hours per day, for the entirety of Black History Month 2021.
Every 15 minutes we will interview a different person with one major question, “What do you want to share about your life as a black person in the United States?”
We will interview black Americans from every possible way of life, age, economic status, political persuasion, religion, etc.
In the end, it will be 2200-2600 people.
We will have interviewers from all over.
We will have people from all 50 states being interviewed.
It will be something with real, historical value.
We will also raise money — hopefully a lot — and every cent will go to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. No money will go to overhead or anything else (expenses are relatively minimal and those are covered).
Along the way, we are going to break a world record — “Most Interviews Conducted in a Row and Streamed Live Over the Internet”
A virtual telethon is all online.
Our telethon-of-interviews will be broadcast to various online platforms. Interviewers and those being interviewed will appear from wherever they are, using a webcam. Absolutely everything that happens on camera and behind the scenes is completely virtual; nobody involved has to leave their living room or wherever they choose to participate, as long as they have a webcam and laptop or desktop (smart phones and pads can work, but they are much more likely to have a technical difficulty).
Where does the money go?
It is important to know that the organizers of Telethon for Justice are all volunteer and will not make one dime for their efforts. There are also no overhead costs. All donors – over the 672 hours of the telethon and leading up to it – will be pointed to donate directly to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Who is involved with Telethon for Justice?
The chair of Telethon for Justice is Columbia, Missouri community leader and entrepreneur Cory Crosby. A national advisory board of community leaders and activists is being assembled. You can view the current list — always growing — here. The telethon coordinator is Columbia, Missouri community volunteer and entrepreneur Sean Spence.
How does somebody get involved with Telethon for Justice?
We would love to have as many people involved as want to help, anywhere in the country (and a few are already helping from around the world!). Contact coordinator Sean Spence at email@example.com or 573-823-1308 (personal cell phone).
Where will Telethon for Justice be broadcast?
It will have its own Facebook page and it will be streamed to YouTube and Twitch. There will likely be other options to view the event and they will be announced as available at www.telethonforjustice.com.
Who is sponsoring Telethon for Justice?
We hope there will be many sponsors and anyone interested should contact telethon coordinator Sean Spence at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-823-1308 (personal cell phone). Currently, the event sponsor is Armchair Telethon (www.armchairtelethon.com), based in Columbia, Missouri. There are a variety of ways to sponsor and it does not necessarily involve money; if you want to help, please let us know and we will get you engaged.