Last night Chicago Literati was targeted by a hate group, merely because our intern created a Facebook status about what working for us means to her.
Moments (and hours) following our intern’s status, she was targeted by several men making threats of violence, sexual assault–and even death–against her. Unsatisfied with their anger, the men also went after our editor-in-chief and the Chicago Literati Facebook page as well.
Many of you have asked us how you can help us: right now on Generosity.com we’re holding an end-of-the-year fundraiser to pay for detrimental expenses such as web domain and hosting, our Duotrope and Submittable accounts, and other important software. By making a tax-deductible donation, you will help us continue to be a strong presence, not just on the web, but in the humanitarian community.
Since our inception, Chicago Literati has been a platform for diversity. We’ve been a place where writers from all walks of life can tell their story. We strive to be as progressive as we can possibly be, publishing articles that tell stories of the struggles of the many, not just the few. We do not condone violence of any nature, and any threats of violence made against us or our masthead will be dealt with by legal authorities.
By making a tax-deductible donation to us, you can continue to help us be a platform for diversity. Help us progress forth into the future, let’s trump hate together.