RUNNING DOWN THE WALLS 2012
Locations for this years run:
On Sunday, Sept 2, 2012 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 (RAC)
We are attempting to reach the goal of $3,000 with the run. Funds will be divided among the two programs:
ABCF WarchestThe ABCF Warchest program is now almost 16 years old; funds for the Warchest are divided and distributed through monthly stipends to political prisoners who receive little or no financial aid. Prisoners use this money to cover the basic necessities of everyday living. Funds have been used by prisoners to pay for stamps, shoes, clothes, as well as assisting their families with what little they can.
Revolutionary Autonomous Communities: 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
We encourage people to participate in helping us raise funds for the Warchest, which can be done in the following ways:
Be a runner: We are asking people or groups who are running to collect as many sponsor for the run as possible. Remember the money received is going to help imprisoned comrades who need your help. The person who collects the most amount of funds will be given a prize for their involvement and dedication to helping our fallen comrades.
Sponsor a runner: This can be done through a flat donation to the runner of your choice. We ask from those who wish not to run to actively support those who are running in hopes of collecting as much for our comrades as possible.
Sponsor Running Down the Walls: Any amount helps. Contact the Los Angeles Anarchist Black Cross if you wish to simply donate money to the cause.
Donate to the Warchest: Send funds directly to the Los Angeles ABCF (PO Box 11223, Whittier, CA 90603) or to the Philadelphia ABCF (PO Box 42129, Philadelphia, PA 19101) Make checks or money orders out only to Tim Fasnacht.
Get involved in the planning of Running Down the Walls: We always need help with organizing the event and we encourage people to contact us if they would like to get involved. You can do this by contacting the LA Anarchist Black Cross, www.abcf.net/la, firstname.lastname@example.org
Running Down the Walls 2012
Registration fees: $12 preregistration; $15, the day of the run. (Make checks out to Tim Fasnacht)
For more information
contact the Los Angeles Branch Group
of the Anarchist Black Cross Federation