Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey announced on Wednesday that he made a $3 million donation to Colin Kaepernick’s Know Your Rights Camp, an organization that aims to educate Americans about what rights they have when interacting with law enforcement in light of the recent protests against police brutality.
“More #startsmall grants. $3mm to Colin @Kaepernick7’s @yourrightscamp to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization to elevate the next generation of change leaders,” Dorsey shared in a tweet.
Know Your Rights Camp launched a new fund called the Legal Defense Initiative, which is aimed at providing resources and assistance to protesters in various cities around the country that have participated in demonstrations.
Kaepernick founded the Know Your Rights Camp in 2016. It aims to teach free legal, community health, tech, personal finance and standardized test seminars for disadvantaged youth in cities.
The organization’s goal “is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders,” according to its website.