Dear friends and family:
In support of APSC's fundraiser, I am running in the 2018 Oakland Running Festival relay. I am also running to raise awareness for my friend PJ, who was one of the youngest juvenile lifers in the CDCR system. After spending numerous years in prison, he was found suitable for parole in 2016, but because of his immigration status, he was automatically transfered over to ICE and has been since detained and is currently challenging his deportation proceedings.
I'm trying to raise $600 for APSC to continue the great work that they do to help.
The Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC) is conducting a fundraiser run on March 25 -- with running teams both inside San Quentin and at the Oakland Running Festival. Please consider making a donation in honor of one of our runners! Funds raised will be used towards our innovative and transformational programs, including:
- Community-based reentry programs led by formerly incarcerated Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
- ROOTS (Restoring Our Original True Selves) program, an Ethnic Studies-based model at San Quentin.
APSC is one of the first and only organizations in the nation to provide direct support to AAPI prisoners and formerly incarcerated people. Over the past four years, the recidivism rate for participants in APSC’s reentry programs is less than 5%. APSC has received awards andrecognition for its innovative programs by the City of Oakland, Alameda Labor Council, Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus, and the Association for Asian American Studies.
Thank you for enabling APSC to support our currently and formerly incarcerated community members!
Our fiscal sponsor and AACRE partner, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), receives and processes the donations for APSC.