Last year, Bandcamp held a fundraiser on Juneteenth (June 19), a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. Now, the site has announced its second annual Juneteenth fundraiser. On Friday, June 18 (from midnight to midnight Pacific time), Bandcamp will donate 100% of its share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to support the organization’s ongoing efforts to promote racial justice through litigation, advocacy, and public education.
“We held our first Juneteenth fundraiser last year in response to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, and the long-standing structural oppression, state-sanctioned violence, and daily racism faced by Black people and people of color, including many of our fellow employees and artists in the Bandcamp community,” Bandcamp CEO and co-founder Ethan Diamond said in a statement. He continued: