Kasi Chakravartula wrote -
The Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) is raising funds at the Oakland Running Festival on April 2nd. Please consider making a donation in honor of one of our runners! Your donation will be matched by a generous contribution from the East Bay Community Foundation (up to 20,000)!
Funds raised will be used towards our prison and reentry programs including:
- Community-based reentry programs led by formerly incarcerated Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- Conducting organizing and advocacy to address increasing issues of "crimmigration"--the intersection of mass incarceration and deportation policies.
- Expanding/replicating the San Quentin ROOTS program. Inspired from Ethnic Studies/Asian American Studies curriculum, the ROOTS program includes presentations and discussions on the following topics: AAPI immigration history, intergenerational trauma, social justice movements, racial formation and criminalization, health disparities, mental health, cultural healing practices, masculinity and gender, healthy/unhealthy relationships, LGBTQ experiences, deportation policies and reentry planning.
Thank you for enabling APSC to support our currently and formerly incarcerated community members!
For APSC's year-end summary of 2016: https://t.co/r51mJ998iI
Our fiscal sponsor and AACRE partner, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), receives and processes the donations for APSC.