Thursday, July 22, 2010

MAC & Rodarte - Petition Update from @healing_beauty

Olivia from the Healing Beauty blog contacted me with some information regarding a petition she was putting together in regard to the MAC and Rodarte collaboration. As some of you may know, she did her dissertation on the border situation and violence against women in that area, so she has a great deal of knowledge about the Juarez and why this collection that MAC and Rodarte conceived together would be offensive and sensitive. IF you read her blog you will find a lot of good, well-researched information.

Healing Beauty does not feel that enough has been done by MAC and Rodarte to resolve the tension around the politics concerning this collection. She has put together a petition for the public to sign asking that MAC and Rodarte make an ongoing commitment to helping this cause in addition to their original donation.

If you are so inclined to sign the petition, you may do so: Rodarte MAC Makeup Collection and Ciudad Juarez Petition.

My position remains "What can I do?" So once again, here are my list of charities I have collected...

Feel Like Donating Instead of Getting a Lipstick?
So far I have only found the following charities (no idea how reputable these are):

  • Amnesty International - They accept donations, but don't appear to send them to a particular cause, hence my reluctance to donate.I want to know where my money is going.
  • Mujeres de Juarez - Seem to have a petition up but I don't see a place to donate. Also could be sketchy if you follow around the links...
  • Casa Amiga - seems to take donations, but the site is in Spanish. I'm still working on looking into this one.  
  • Amigos de Mujeres - I don't think this group takes donations, but works with other organizations and channels donations to them. I have written them asking for more information.
  • Justica Para Nuestras Hijas -  A group in Chihuahua City focusing on  family members of serial killing victims
  • Centro de Derechos Humanos de las Mujeres, A.C. - A 24 hour hotline for domestic abuse that also has access to a lawyer and counselors.
  • CFO Maquiladoras
If you know of any I should add for this cause, please let me know and I will add it to the list.
Thank you to Healing Beauty for additions!