JOIN US TO: BENEFIT POLITICAL PRISONERS
RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS: AK Press, Critical Resistance (Oakland), Freedom Archives, The Pageant Theater, and Sacramento Prisoner Support will host a 5k run / walk / jog / bike on 9/11/16 at Bidwell Park, in Chico, CA. This event is designed to raise much-needed funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF) Warchest.
SUPPORT THE STRUGGLE: Remember that many of those arrested in the past or present are not far from us. Many of them were and are community and labor activists, queer and environmental activists, people who decided to speak out against various forms of oppression and paid the price of freedom for their actions. Anyone of these people could have at one time stood beside us in a demonstration, at a speak-out or even a organizing meeting. At any moment it could be us who finds ourselves in this situation, so it is imperative that we ensure that a strong community of support exists for these people as well as ourselves. The strength of our movement is determined by how much we support our fallen comrades.
POLITICAL PRISONER/PRISONERS OF WAR: A person incarcerated for actions carried out in support of legitimate struggles for self-determination or for opposing the policies of the government or its political subdivisions. These prisoners come from a variety of backgrounds and movements, some of which include eco/animal liberation, anti-imperialist, Black/New Afrikan Liberation, anarchist, and Indigenous struggles, grand jury resistors and more.
WHEN: Sunday, September 11th, 2016 at 10:00a.m.
WHERE: Bidwell Park , Chico
Fee: $10 to enter
LOGISTICS: We encourage you to preregister by emailing rdtw.chico@ gmail.com. The 5K course begins and ends right off South Park Dr. (near Linden). We’ll assemble there starting at 9:30 and begin the event at 10:00 after an introduction and words of encouragement from PP/POWs (if you arrive late we’ll have someone to point you in the right direction). At the start/finish line (post-run) we’ll socialize and award prizes for fastest time and most money raised. We look forward to seeing you there!
“The first duty of the revolution will be to abolish prisons—those monuments of human hyprocrisy and cowardice. Anti-social acts need not be feared in a society of equals, in the midst of a free people, all of whom have acquired a healthy education and the habit of mutually aiding one another.”—Peter Kropotkin
GET INVOLVED: People can participate in the following ways: ★ Be a runner/cyclist: We are asking people or groups who are running to collect as many sponsors for the run as possible. Remember the money received is going to help imprisoned comrades. ★ Sponsor a runner/cyclist: This can be done through a flat donation to the runner/cyclist of your choice. ★ Sponsor Running Down the Walls: Any amount helps. Contact us at rdtw. firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to donate to the cause by sponsoring the run. Organizations who donate more than $35 will be added to list of sponsor organizations on all fliers/posters (please specify if you would like to sponsor the run). ★ Donate directly to the Warchest: Send funds to Philadelphia ABC, indicating your desire for those funds to go to the Warchest. Please make checks and money orders to Tim Fasnacht. (Philadelphia ABCF P.O. Box 42129 Philadelphia, PA 19101). Or paypal to: timABCF@aol.com (and indicate your donation is on behalf of the Chico, CA event).
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