RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS:
Sunday, July 31st, 2011, 10 am - 4
MacArthur Park, (south west corner),2230 W. 6th St., Los Angeles, CA 90057
On Sunday, July 31st, 2011 at 10 a.m., the Los Angeles Anarchist Black
Cross will host a 5k run / walk / jog / bike at MacArthur Park, in
downtown Los Angeles, CA. This event is designed to raise much-needed
funds for the ABCF Warchest and Revolutionary Autonomous Communities
Our goal for this year's run is $3,500. Funds will be divided between the following:
The Warchest Program was created in November of
1994. Through the program, The ABCF sends monthly financial support to
Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POWs) who have received
insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment. Funds from
the Warchest are distributed through monthly stipends to the political prisoners in
need. Prisoners use this money to cover the
basic necessities of everyday living. Since its inception, the ABCF has
raised over $60,000 through the Warchest program.
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities (RAC): was
created in the aftermath of the May Day 2007 police riot targeting
migrant workers who dared stand up for our human rights. Members of the MacArthur
Park area and others joined together to support those with no papers and those with
no means. RAC-LA came forward to aid the
community in self-organizing such that with the help of each other we
might make an inhuman way of living a bit more bearable while at same
time acquiring the means to one day transform this system into an image
of our own humanity.
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.
People can participate in the following ways:
Be a runner: 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 and local groups who need
Sponsor a runner: This can be done through a flat donation to the runner of your
Sponsor Running Down the Walls: Any amount helps. Contact the Los Angeles Anarchist
Black Cross if you wish to simply donate money.
Organizations who donate more than $35 will be added to list of sponsor
organizations on the website and all fliers/posters.
Donate to the Warchest: For the Warchest send funds to the
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).
Organize a Running Down the Walls in your location: We wish to
expand the solidarity runs in more cities and prisons. In past years we
had runs in: Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland, (OR), Bellefonte
(PA), Boston (MA), Denver, (CO), Detroit (MI), Elmore (AL), Inez (KY),
Marion (IL), Mexico City, New York (NY), USP. Navosta (TX), Pelican Bay
(CA), Phoenix (AZ), Sandstone (MN), Tucson (AZ), Toronto, and Ontario.
For more information contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org