Reintegration Academy SciFi Books!
$675 of $550 goal
OEBLegacy's founder, Ayana Jamieson, usually shares, supports, and promotes news and activities from around the community. This time, she is asking for help to get some inspiring science fiction into the hands of 30 individuals in a community-funded and volunteer-based program called the Reintegration Academy founded by Dr. Renford Reese. She would like to be able to give at least one Octavia Butler text to each person and offer the encouragement of the community of donors that made it possible. She will be participating in an event on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 and she doesn't want to show up empty handed.
The Reintegration Academy is part of the Prison Education Project
which provides opportunities for incarcerated individuals. Its "ultimate goal is to create a prison-to-school pipeline and provide inmate-students with the cognitive tools necessary to function as productive citizens" and reduce recidivism by using resources in the backyard of each of the state’s prisons to make change.
Since OEBLegacy's founding in 2011 and launch in 2013, supporters and followers have grown organically through relationships and word of mouth. OEBLegacy has nearly 500 followers on Facebook, and more on Twitter and Tumblr. If each person just donated $1.00, it would add up quickly.
Ayana also has some very exciting Octavia related news that may encourage you to donate now or in the near future. She has been doing ongoing and extensive research in the Octavia Butler Collection and Archives of manuscripts and private papers for nearly two months. Soon, Ayana will begin to share some of her amazing findings with the OEBLegacy community. So far, all of the labor that keeps OEBLegacy running has been out of love and for free. This campaign to fund book donations is the first step in growing OEBLegacy into the kind of organization that is sustainable and even more engaged in community.
As an added bonus, Ayana will add each donor's email address to a mailing list of folks who will receive the updates to their inboxes without having to log in to social media or search Google.