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Walk for education justice :: Giving Tuesdays #4
Walk for education justice fundraiser | Documentary project kickstarter
Welcome back to Giving Tuesdays, a feature of On Humanity to support one another and those around us. As described here, every other week your requests or offers to this mutual exchange form will be posted here. Submit one anytime!
One new time-sensitive request to help fundraise for an educational cause was submitted last week by Grace (see below; the 5K run is this Saturday), and the documentary project kickstarter by Mauricio to film a Carnegie Hall concert is ongoing. Both end 3 days from now!
Finally, you are encouraged to connect with the individuals from Giving Tuesdays #2: Caroline asked to support a friend’s serious medical expenses; Jeffrey and Emily have networking and coaching-related questions; Nita asks for editing/proofreading and offers health coaching. Please reach out to me; I will gladly facilitate the introduction.
Regardless of your location or level of need, if you are seeking even minor help in anything (or willing to offer to others) — such as a piece of advice on some matter — or a more significant kind of support, please fill out the form for your submission to be featured two weeks from now.
Grace Li (deadline: Oct. 29):
Request: Raising money for The Petey Greene Program: https://secure.givelively.org//donate/the-petey-greene-program-inc/pgp-s-1st-annual-5k-run-walk-for-education-justice/grace-li-7
More info: Grace writes, “Happy autumn! About 11 years ago I started tutoring in Garden State, a prison in NJ, for the non-profit the Petey Greene Program, and my experiences going to the prison on a weekly basis for the next years changed the course of my life... in extreme ways I never expected... such as causing me to run a 5K at the end of this month!”
Goal: “to bring more tutors to improve and individualize learning in classrooms in prison, to provide college preparation programming for brilliant students entering college-in-prison programs, to do the radical work of building relationships between people inside and outside of prisons against the isolating purpose of prisons”
From the fundraiser:
“Who is The Petey Greene Program?
Founded in 2008, the Petey Greene Program (PGP) operates the largest multi-state tutoring program for people who are currently or formerly incarcerated. Since its founding, the PGP has tutored roughly 16,000 students in over 50 correctional facilities and reentry programs. We've recruited more than 3,200 volunteer tutors from 30 universities in seven states and the District of Columbia. The PGP is named after Petey Greene, Jr., a formerly incarcerated 1960s community activist and media personality in Washington D.C., who dedicated his life to advocacy for racial and social justice. The PGP continues this legacy by providing and advocating for the highest quality education for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people and educating volunteers on the injustice manifest in our carceral system.”
Mauricio González-Aranda (deadline: Oct. 29):
Request: Help fund my Kickstarter either by sharing or donating to it! Here's a link to the kickstarter - have a look! There's a trailer in there too: http://kck.st/3E9DzDq
“I'm an indie documentary director in Brooklyn, and I'm kind of pressed against the wall. I need to raise $20,000 by November in order to be able to film in Carnegie Hall the climax scene of a documentary I've been working on for the last 3 years. It's about a cellist who discovers that his great-great uncle used to be a famous composer 100 years ago, and he begins a lifelong project to bring that forgotten music back to life.
And here’s a post where I introduce the project myself, show the trailer, and talk about it afterwards:
Here is a shorter reel:
The Kickstarter has different pledges on it depending on the size of the contribution.”
If you’d like your request or offer to be featured in a future Giving Tuesdays section of this publication, please submit the mutual support form; to be connected with one of the featured individuals, please leave a comment or reach out. Please consider inviting a friend or more to this publication or to the anyhumans podcast as a guest or a host.
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