Where our funding goes
Inputs (what you invest): money, time, human resource, ideas
Activities (what we do): ideate, inspire, record, play and search, HOW: edu-tainment, mobilization and capacity building/leadership training
Outputs: (who we reach): community teacher leaders, (results):
Outcomes: what changes have happened so far and what we hope for: freedom and power to the socially excluded, Generative Social Action to nullify oppression; and New Justice that heals and makes whole.
OR DONATE DIRECTLY TO JUWAN, ATOC VOLUNTEER
Juwan is a highly appreciated member of ATOC and as we work on a volunteer basis currently, we encourage you all to donate if you have the abilities!
I'm asking for your help... (From Juwan Clarke)
On Friday June 14th 2019 I was detained by The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) after living in the United States for the last 16 years of my life. According to them, I was detained due to the fact that I had unlawful entry into the United States. I entered the United States at the age of 6 in 2003. The question I ask DHS is how does a 6 year old consciously and unlawfully cross the Caribbean Sea and enter a country over 700 miles away?
They deported me despite it not actually being my fault for entering the country. And what made it worse was they were sending me back to a country I hadn't seen in 16 years.
Nevertheless, I find myself living in a country with one of the highest murder rates per capita. To say I'm surrounded by poverty and violence would be an understatement. The main thing that keeps my spirit high is the rekindled relationship between me and my mother after being apart for the last 16 years.
All I want to do is make her and my dad proud of me. This situation derailed my plans of the American Dream but I refuse to let it define me.
That is why I'm asking for your help. Any and all donations will go towards my fight to either lawfully migrate back to the United States or even Canada where I'll have a better chance at life and providing for my family. Just imagine someone picked you up today and dropped you off in some random part of the world with meagre means of survival. I feel out of place. My life was in the US...my friends, my family, my memories. Please help me continue my story of life. Thank you.
INVEST IN OUR "C-NOTE AND A NOTE PROGRAM"
With a portion of the proceeds from our July 2021 fundraiser, we will be establishing a fund for our “C-Note and a Note Program” which reflects our value of universal dignity.
We will be sending $100 and a note of love and support to a random selection of incarcerated people.
We are utilizing Aristotle's acorn analogy to express our belief in every human being's potential and our desire to help the future "oak tree" flourish given the right circumstances and resources.
$100 can go a long way to assist system-impacted people struggling to overcome the extraordinarily oppressive financial burdens associated with the modern day carceral experience. More importantly, we are sending a clear message of care from a growing community that sees beyond dehumanizing labels.
The C-Note and a Note Program is a simple and effective outreach tool to help reestablish a sense of connection and community to folks in a place where the resources necessary to flourish as a human being are intentionally being made scarce.