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Abolitionist Educators Support Campaign
Join the Abolitionist Educators Support Campaign!
1) Give today: We need you to meet our goals this year. We know that our ability to give varies dramatically from senior faculty to grad students to K-12 educators and in many other ways. But whether its $10/month or $1,000 right now, we all can give. Every gain against the PIC creates better conditions to win back public investment in education. Donate to theAbolitionist Educators CampaignHERE.
2) Pledge an Honorarium: Sharing institutional resources is an important wealth redistribution tactic. Alongside our individual giving, we are looking for pledges to direct institutional money to CR in 2013. This could mean donating part or all of an honorarium from something you’ve already scheduled to do, or organizing a CR member to come to campus and share a talk or workshop.
3) Sign this letter: It is easier to collectivize power when we know who we’re joining forces with. This is all the more true in a profession that prizes individualism and atomized work. If you sign onto this letter, we can show the depth and strength of our commitment to CR even more clearly. Moving into the future, this campaign may provide the bases for an Abolitionist Educators Support Network.
4) Pass it on: Forward this letter to 20 colleagues and comrades. Can you pledge to raise $500 from educators and academics you work with? Can you post information about this call on your blog? Can you post it on your Facebook page?
For more information, contact Jenna Loyd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Abolitionist Educators Support Campaign organizes individual, institutional, financial, analytical, and labor resources in support of Critical Resistance (CR). Critical Resistance is a grassroots organization working to abolish the prison industrial complex.CR plays a unique, essential role in the political struggles of our times. CR is at the forefront forging strong campaign strategies and honing our understanding of the PIC. CR has a clear organizational commitment to movements that center a culture of political and intellectual engagement. Right now, CR needs our support to continue:• Solidifying the reversal of gang injunction policies and continue organizing against the violence of policing;• Preventing jail and prison construction and expansion projects in California and Louisiana;• Supporting prisoner hunger strikes and all prisoner organizing;• Organizing the dialogues, trainings, mini-conferences, panels, and actions big and small that enable all of us to sharpen our thinking about how to end the reliance on imprisonment, policing, and surveillance that dominates our world today.
We hope you’ll join the Abolitionist Educators Support Campaignto organize our individual, institutional, financial, analytical, and labor resources in support of Critical Resistance.In solidarity,
Kelly Lytle Hernandez