Texas Advocates for Justice Leadership and Community Organizing Training

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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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.

If you are interested, please fill out this application.

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 jrenaud@grassrootsleadership.org or (512)825-9052.


I have been a sex slave in Texas prisons and filed a national civil rights lawsuit litigated by the ACLU national prison project and resulted in contributing in the passage of prea, and has been working with numerous organizations to assist them in changing the civil and human rights violations in the Texas prison system. I am pursuing a more active role and would like to be involved in meeting and learning how to work in conjunction with other organizations

I look forward to engaging with y’all.

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