[News] How you can support the Freedom Archives and the email news lists
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With your support, The Freedom Archives just completed another
project with the Museum of the African Diaspora here in San
Francisco. We contributed audio recordings of important figures in
Black history to Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American
Portraits, a travelling photo exhibit from a Smithsonian Collection.
Now guests at the museum, including a number of high school classes,
can hear history in the making directly from the voices of Malcolm X,
Langston Hughes, and Angela Davis.
Thanks to you, our new film COINTELPRO 101, a documentary that
investigates government intervention in disrupting progressive
movements in the US, is projected to be completed and ready for
screening this summer. It combines new interviews with historical
footage and plenty of current relevance.
We've been fortunate to bring Leticia Miranda on to our staff this
April. She is completing her undergraduate thesis in Feminist Studies
at UC Santa Cruz and has already brought terrific energy and new
ideas to the Archives. Patricia Hemphill started a new job after
nearly four years as an intern and as our Youth Program Director. She
remains on the Archives board and will continue to work on projects
with us. Please join us in welcoming Leticia and sending good wishes
to Patricia in her new endeavors!
Despite the crisis in the larger economy and especially the
non-profit world, we are confident that, with your support, we can
continue to provide diverse communities access to our growing
archives of radical history and culture. The Freedom Archives has
never depended on major foundation funds to operate. We have
continued to grow thanks to consistent community support from people like you.
The preservation of our progressive history and culture depends on
our collective ability to recognize its value and apply its lessons
to our own and future generations. You have been essential to the
process of repurposing this unique resource and making it available
to schools, community youth, performers, historians, and documentary
producers. Through our audio and video projects and our website, we
work continuously to make more of this social justice history
available to people in the Bay Area, the U.S., and around the world.
You are essential to this process. We invite you to become a part of
our work by joining our monthly donor program. Especially in these
trying financial times, sustainable fundraising is one of our deepest
needs and is a way for you to donate in more manageable increments.
Your one act of generosity will multiply 12 fold over the course of
one year, yet only takes one moment of your time to set up. Monthly
giving is a reliable source of income and also makes our budgeting easier.
Again, you can make donations through our website by clicking the
Click & Pledge icon or using this link
Please consider making automatic-monthly contributions and asking a
friend to support our work.
Thank you so much for helping to
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HOLD THE DATE - The Freedom Archives will be celebrating our 10th
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