Prison Divest via Crowdrise
June 29, 2015
BENEFITING: Communities United for People
EVENT DATE: Aug 06, 2015
The 2015 Prison Divestment Youth Retreat will take place in Los Angeles on August 6th-9th. It will bring together youth from across the country who recognize that, in order to address the criminalization of communities of color and the systemic harassment of immigrants, we must confront the private interests supporting racist, anti-immigrant and pro-incarceration policies.
The retreat will be a space to gain the organizing tools needed to grow successful prison divestment campaigns on our campuses and in our communities. We will learn about legal and financial systems; build relationships with fellow youth as well as movement elders; develop national divestment strategy; and build the national youth-led movement against for-profit prisons that strives for prison abolition and a just immigration system.
YOUR DONATION WILL GO TOWARDS:
- Funding the plane fare of youth participants to attend the retreat! Many youth are coming from out-of-state and we want to make this retreat accessible to all those who want to attend. The bulk of our fundraising will go towards these travel expenses.
- Fighting mass incarceration and criminalization! After travel expenses, the rest of the donations will go towards general retreat needs like food and housing. The skills, knowledge, and relationships that youth build from the retreat will strengthen their ability to fight the struggle against criminalization and mass incarceration when they return to their home communities, namely through prison divestment campaigns.
As grassroots organizations, funding is a constant problem so every little bit that you are able to give goes a long way. Thank you!
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