Have you or a family member been jailed? Detained? Committed to any institution against your will?
Do you want to be part of a movement of others such as yourself, raising your voice to end the racialized incarceration of our communities?
If so, the Texas Advocates for Justice (TAJ) invite you to apply for a one-day intensive training we are offering to new members on Nov. 11. TAJ is a group of individuals, or their family members, who have been caged as the result of criminal convictions, immigration policy, or commitment for mental health issues. As a group, we take an active role in changing the policies and practices that result in Texas incarcerating more people than any other state.
Our training will consist of six hours centered on personal story-telling and political education based on the historical oppression and the marginalization of individuals by American institutions.
We will be providing breakfast, lunch, snacks, childcare, and transportation for those who need that help. We will also offer a stipend to those who complete the training. TAJ is particularly interested in hearing from differently abled individuals, women of color, and individuals who identify on the spectrum of gender identity who have been incarcerated. We can only speak for ourselves, and we seek the voices of those who have been stigmatized, profiled, and cast out.
We ask that you share this opportunity with those you think would also be interested. If you have any questions, email or call Jorge Renaud at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512)825-9052.