ABCF’s Annual Running Down The Walls 5K Run
WHAT: Running Down the Walls – 5k Run/Walk/Jog/Bike
WHEN: Sunday, September 4th (NYC and Denver) and Sunday, September 11th – 10:00 am (Los Angeles).
WHERE: Denver, CO, Los Angeles, CA, and New York, NY
Every year, prisoners and supporters of political prisoners organize solidarity events with Running Down the Walls. In the last few years, we’ve had runs in Albuquerque (NM), Arcata (CA), Ashland (OR), Bellefonte (PA), Boston (MA), Denver (CO), Elmore (AL), Inez (KY), Los Angeles (CA), Marion (IL), New York (NY), USP Navosta (TX), Pelican Bay (CA), Phoenix (AZ), Tucson (AZ), and Toronto, Ontario. This year we hope to expand the amount of runs in prisons and other cities, as well as increase the amount of funds raised for community projects.
YOU CAN DONATE AT:
https://www.paypal.com send your donation online to the email address “[email protected]” (Tim Fasnacht). Mark as RDTW2016. If you’d prefer to stay anonymous or are donating in the name of an organization, let us know.
You can also donate at: gumroad.com/nycabc
This year’s run will take place on Sunday, September 4th and Sunday, September 11th in solidarity and conjunction with runs that will take place in cities and prison yards across the country at the same time.
REGISTER AS, OR SPONSOR, A PARTICIPANT
* Run/walk/bike/roll in the 5k – We need participants who can run/walk/bike/roll the 5k and are able to collect financial pledges to offer as donations to the run.
* Volunteer for the run – We need folks who are willing to staff a registration/literature table, hand out water, bike the route as street medics, and help chalk the route beforehand.
* Donate to the run/sponsor a participant – If you are not able to attend, but want to support this fundraising effort, please mail donations to:
Denver-ABC, P.O. Box 100277, Denver, CO 80250
LA-ABC, P.O. Box 1122, Whittier, CA 90603
NYC-ABC, P.O. Box 110034, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Each year, we split proceeds between the Anarchist Black Cross Federation’s Warchest program (https://www.abcf.net/warchest-program/) and a local organization.
THE WARCHEST PROGRAM:
The Anarchist Black Cross Federation (ABCF) operates a program designed to send monthly checks to those Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War who have been receiving insufficient, little, or no financial support during their imprisonment. The Warchest program was initiated in November 1994. Its purpose is to collect monthly funds from groups and individual supporters, and send that money to Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War (PP/POW) via monthly checks. Over the last two decades, the ABCF Warchest has dispensed over $90,000 to political prisoners in the United States. Currently, there are ten imprisoned comrades who receive a monthly stipend as part of the program; they are:
Russell Maroon Shoatz
Alvaro Luna Hernandez
Robert Seth Hayes
Maliki Shakur Latine
For more information, visit: abcf.net/warchest-program