Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition

December 9, 2018 @ 6:30PM — 10:00PM

A 20th Anniversary Benefit *Tickets on Sale Soon*

Sponsorships: Celebrate and support 20 years of strategy and struggle!

The Abolitionist Future
Available For 46 More Days!

Sponsorship

$5,000.00
The Movement Builder
Available For 46 More Days!

Sponsorship

$2,500.00
The Present Struggle
Available For 46 More Days!

Sponsorship

$1,000.00
The History of Resistance
Available For 46 More Days!

Sponsorship

$500.00
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Sponsoring this event:

  • helps subsidize tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income communities;
  • ensures the event participation is truly reflective of the movement we are building;
  • helps to advance strategic grassroots organizing and cultural work against jail expansion and the violence of policing in the Bay Area, in Los Angeles, CA; Portland, OR, and New York, NY, and nationally;
  • demonstrates community support for creative movement-building and rigorous, Left analysis in these hopeful yet troubling times.

Critical Resistance (CR) invites you to join us for Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition, a community celebration highlighting 20 years of dismantling the prison industrial complex and building for the world we need. We are excited to host the incomparable author, educator and activist Angela Y. Davis in conversation with Black liberationist organizer Kamau Walton (Critical Resistance), anti-imperialist organizer and former political prisoner Linda Evans (All of Us or None), and firebrand Southern freedom fighter Mary Hooks (SONG, Southerners on New Ground).

Our impact:

Through advancing a critical understanding of prison industrial complex and abolition, CR has consistently inspired individuals, organizations and communities to take creative and practical steps to build this liberated future. We have achieved many victories from successfully stopping the construction of new jails in New York to Los Angeles to ending the use of racist gang injunctions in Oakland and stopping California's 20-year prison building boom. Our campaigns, vision and strategies have been shared and used blue-prints across the US and internationally.

The ask:

We invite you to join us in celebrating the gains we have made together, to feed our minds and our spirits, and to prepare for the pitched battle of the next 20 years. All proceeds will benefit Critical Resistance to ensure that our work is funded now and into a future free from cages, the violence of policing, the dangers of borders and social control. Every sponsorship will amplify the vision of liberated communities and the fierce, joyful will of our people to fight to win.

To make this inspiring event accessible to as many people in the greater Bay Area community and beyond, we are asking for your support.

Sponsorship Opportunities

$5,000- ABOLITIONIST FUTURE

• Recognition as an underwriter for Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition;

• Prominent placement of name and logo in event communications and the event program;

• 5 event posters, signed by speakers

• 15 reserved tickets to the event;

• Sponsorship at this level also underwrites 15 tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income community members.

$2,500- THE MOVEMENT BUILDER

• Recognition as sponsor for Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition;

• Acknowledgement of name and logo in event communications and the event program;

• 5 event posters, signed by speakers

• 10 reserved tickets to the event;

• Sponsorship at this level also underwrites 10 tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income community members.

$1,000- THE PRESENT STRUGGLE

• Recognition as sponsor for Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition;

• Acknowledgement in the event program;

• 2 event posters, signed by speakers

• 8 reserved tickets to the event;

• Sponsorship at this level also underwrites 8 tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income community members.

$500- HISTORY OF RESISTANCE

• Recognition as sponsor for Critical Resistance: 20 Years of Strategy and Struggle for Abolition;

• Acknowledgement in the event program;

• 1 event poster, signed by speakers

• 5 reserved tickets to the event;

• Sponsorship at this level also underwrites 5 tickets for formerly imprisoned people, youth, and low-income community members.

Event Location

First Congregational Church
2501 Harrison St
Oakland, CA 94612
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