This Saturday: Denver Running Down the Walls 2011

This Saturday, dozens of supporters or political prisoners will hit the streets of Denver to run in Denver’s 3rd annual Running Down the Walls benefit 5k. Each year, dozens of communities and prisons see solidarity runs to earn much needed funds for our imprisoned comrades held captive in the U.S. If you have not registered yet for the run, you can just show up Saturday morning. We’re looking for volunteers, runners, walkers, and cyclists to help this year’s event be the most successful yet. We’re asking that participants try to raise at least $50 as a donation for the run. Obviously, no one will be turned away for bringing in smaller donations.

Running Down the Walls 2011
Saturday July 30th
9:30 am- 1:30pm
Starting at La Raza Park (38th and Navajo)

Over the last weekend of July, hundreds of people across the country will participate in solidarity 5k runs in communities and prisons. This collective event, known as Running Down the Walls, has been held annually since 2002. Each year, Anarchist Black Cross chapters, prisoners, and allies, participate in these runs to raise funds for the Anarchist Black Cross Federation Warchest (a fund that sends monthly stipends to political prisoners across the country), and other support efforts for political prisoners and prisoners of war.

Last year, the Denver Anarchist Black Cross event drew 30 run participants, and we raised over $700, which was split between the ABCF Warchest, and our local Mutual Aid Fund.

This year, we are aiming to double the amount of participants, and also, in turn, double the amount of funds raised. The money raised from this year’s Denver run will be split between the ABCF Warchest and MOVE political prisoner Mike Davis Africa, who will use his funds to purchase a bass guitar and an amp so he can start a revolutionary jazz band behind the prison walls.

To make this effort successful, we need YOUR support!

* Run/walk/bike in the 5k – We need participants who can run/walk/bike the 5k and able to collect financial pledges to offer as donations to the run. If we get 60 participants, who each raise $50, we can double our goal for this year’s run!

* Volunteer for the run – We need folks who are willing to staff a registration/literature table, hand out water, bike the route as street medics, and help chalk the route before the march.

* Donate to the run/sponsor a participant – If you are not able to attend, but want to support this fundraising effort, please mail donations to Denver ABC, 2727 W. 27th Ave Unit D, Denver CO 80211. Or contact denverabc@rocketmail.com to work out a way to donate.

Want to participate? Want to volunteer? Want to donate? Contact us at denverabc@rocketmail.com, or comment on this post.

Soli!

DABC

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