Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Students Against the Death Penalty Receives Grant

RESIST: Funding Social Change Since 1967

Students Against the Death Penalty was just awarded a grant by Resist, Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachusetts. SADP plans to use the grant to help fund the 2009 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break. RESIST Inc, along with Campus Progress at the Center for American Progress has been one of the major funders of the alternative spring breaks in the past. Texas Moratorium Network organized the first Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in 2004.

2009 is the first year that the alternative spring break will be held outside Texas. It is being held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina March 17-21 and is being hosted by People of Faith Against the Death Penalty. Students interested in attending the 2009 alternative spring break should contact Hooman Hedayati at hooman(at) or Emilie Haertsch at emilie(at)

Resist, Inc has been a major funder of anti-death penalty work in Texas. It gave a grant to Texas Students Against the Death Penalty in 2006 and to Texas Moratorium Network in 2004, 2006 and 2008.

RESIST began in 1967 with a “call to resist illegitimate authority,” in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War. That history sustains us as our movement evolves and as our concerns broaden and deepen. We remember what it is like to move forward and beat the odds. As the funder of first resort for hundreds of organizations, RESIST's small but timely grants and loans are made to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing and educational work for social change. In fiscal year 2007, RESIST gave over $308,000 to 126 organizations across the country.

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