Community Futures Collective
Community Futures Collective (CFC) was founded in
2002 to provide
funding agencies and contributors to take risks in funding new projects
Funders and contributors of CFC projects and
programs are investing in the future of communities
Marina Drummer email 707/644-6575 fax (866) 644-7616
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The Yuri Kochiyama Archives Project (YKAP)
The family of long-time political activist and beloved icon, Yuri Kochiyama, is in the process of assessing and cataloging over 150 boxes of archival materials in preparation for submission of the collection to a repository (library or university in New York City or the Bay Area). The YKAP project is seeking funds to compensate a research assistant to work with the family in organizing, cataloging, assessing and scanning the materials both in Oakland, where the bulk of the archives reside and in New York, where 30 to 40 of the boxes are
The initial project is to organize, catalogue, assess and scan materials in this collection of Yuri’s speeches, journals, articles, interviews, photos, leaflets and correspondence, as well as articles, periodicals, CDs, DVDs on the Black, Asian, Latino and other Third World movements since the 1960’s. There are also materials from Yuri’s childhood in San Pedro, California through the internment camps and her life in New York and the Bay Area (spanning almost 92 years). The collection includes treasures such as a scrapbook of original signed postcards from Malcolm X during his travels to Mecca and abroad in 1964 and Yuri’s journals from her internment camp experience in the mid’40’s.
The goal of the project is to preserve and protect this valuable record of a long-life of committed radical activism and astoundingly personal humanism and making this legacy accessible to students of resistance and transcendence everywhere.
For more information contact Audee Kochiyama-Holman at firstname.lastname@example.org
||Food Rescue is a community fruit tree harvest and food exchange program based in Vallejo, California that harvests and redistributes fresh, residentially grown produce that would otherwise go to waste. We provide volunteer coordination and community outreach so that we may harvest and share the bounty of our backyards with those who want and need it.|
The National Coalition to Free the Angola 3 has been working together since 1998 specifically to raise consciousness about the case of the Angola 3, prisoners who have been held in solitary confinement in Angola prison for 34 years, as well as general information about prison issues in Louisiana and nationally.
The Coalition raises funds for the legal defense of the Angola 3's post-conviction and civil cases and to support the important communications efforts of Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace from their cells in Angola. . Robert King Wilkerson, the freed member of the Angola 3 travels the world speaking about his comrades in Angola and making candy to raise funds for his efforts,
The Real Cost of Prisons Project seeks to broaden and
deepen the organizing capacity of prison/justice activists working
to end mass incarceration. Organized in 2001, the RCPP brings together
justice activists, artists, justice policy researchers and people directly
experiencing the impact of mass incarceration to create comic books,
a website and daily
news blog and
other materials and resources which explore the immediate and long-term
costs of incarceration on the individual, her/his family, community
and the nation.
|The Solitary Watch News site is part of an emerging project
called Solitary Watch, an innovative public web site aimed at bringing
this issue out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.
The mission of Solitary Watch is to provide the public—as well
as practicing attorneys, legal scholars, law enforcement and corrections
officers, policymakers, educators, advocates, and prisoners–with
the first comprehensive source of information on solitary confinement
in the United States.
The URL is http://solitarywatch.wordpress.com/. People can sign up to receive posts by email or rss feed.
Posts can also be followed on Twitter: http://twitter.com/solitarywatch