TAKE THE CJI
CHALLENGE FOR A JUST SISTERHOOD
" I Am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own." -
- Audre Lorde
CJI works to end mass incarceration and criminalization throughout the country. We do this by forming giving circles that raise and grant funds to grassroots organizing groups & organizations. Our giving is explicitly inspired and designed to reflect a principle of participatory philanthropy that values the role of THOSE MOST AFFECTED BY INJUSTICE as LEADERS in GENERATING the SOLUTIONS to the ISSUES They FACE.
Through the FreeHer Fund, we are working to support MORE formerly incarcerated women & girls who lead front-line organizations in the Movement get connected to the resources they need to succeed. We have ways to go, but working together we can grow a Just Sisterhood!
The FreeHER Fund will uplift grassroots organizing that is based on the awareness of the current political environment’s hostility toward the rights of women and girls and led by women and girls directly impacted by the US criminal legal system.
The CJI FreeHER Circle is comprised of criminal justice women and gender non conforming activists, who are directly impacted (ie, formerly incarcerated, immigrant detention wrongfully-convicted, family members imprisoned) and donors who are committed to ensuring a meaningful and transformative change. Our goal is to raise a minimum of $500,000, which will be awarded to up to 25 women/girl lead organizations this year. Their work focuses on restoration of rights; sentencing and conditions of confinement and economic & reproductive justice. To accomplish this, we need your help.
We ask that you take the FreeHER Challange by:
Making a contribution and challenge your colleagues, friends, and family to do the same by March 30th through your social media networks
Join us on Thursday, April 9th for the very first FreeHER event at the Sky Terrace at the Hampton Inn Downtown in Brooklyn, NY. We invite women as your unique selves to join us to learn more about CJI, and this effort RSVP below.
Buy FreeHER merchandise starting March 15th when the CJI online shop will launch. Proceeds from every FreeHER item will benefit the Fund.
We believe that your commitment to this campaign will help to raise awareness of the importance of this giving and how it impacts our communities. Your support will help make the first FreeHER Campaign a great success!
"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." - Maya Angelou
make a gift
The FreeHER Circle is working to help more formerly incarcerated women & girls who lead front-line organizations in the Movement connect to the resources they need to succeed! We have ways to go, but working together we can grow a Just Sisterhood!
We need your support to make the FreeHer Movement happen. Please consider making a donation to support this important work. Help us raise more support by starting a Crowdfunding page to share with your friends
Make a gift of $125 or more and you will receive the CJI FreeHER Tee, Totebag or both before the official CJI Online Shop launch!
You can also make gifts by check or stock to CJI.
Contact Raquel Virgo,
Director of Development at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Our mailing address:
CJI @ NEO Philanthropy
45 West 36th Street 6th Fl.
New York, NY 10004
challenge your friends
After making your contribution/pledge, SPREAD The WORD! Challenge your colleagues, friends, and family to do the same by March 30th. Here's how
First, Follow Us on Facebook @cjifund, then:
2. Hover over your profile pic and click UPDATE
3. Click ADD FRAME
4. Search for CJIFREEHER
5. Select the Frame you like and reposition your pic to fit the frame. Before saving, be sure to select how long you'd like to keep the frame on your pic.
Share your pic, and include this link in your post
Not a "Facebooker"? That's okay.
2. Download one or more of the #FreeHERFaces Campaign ads and Share! Share! Share! Don't forget to tag us @Cjicircle, add #CJIFREEHER
and include this link to your post
CELEBRATE WITH US!
Join us on Thursday, April 9th to celebrate the launch of the FreeHER Circle Fund and to network with like-minded FreeHER supporters at
Hampton Inn Brooklyn Skyline Terrace
125 Flatbush Ave Extension
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
RSVP required by April 1st
Suggested minimum contribution $25