Help Zolo Rebuild His Life

$16,156 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 265 people in 22 months
Political prisoner and former death row inmate, Zolo Agona Azania, needs your help. Zolo will finally be released in a few short months, in February 2017, after spending 35 years in prison, 27 years on death row. Zolo is a prolific writer and an accomplished artist. His writings and art reflect his deep commitment to the Black freedom struggle and a just world for all people.

Zolo will exit prison practically penniless and will face enormous financial challenges. He will need to pay for housing, food, clothing, transportation, furniture, a cell phone, utilities, and the many other expenses we all encounter. 

Zolo will seek employment but at the present time he has little savings. He has been paid $.35 an hour during most of the time he has worked inside Indiana’s prisons.

Let’s ease Zolo’s path and make sure he does not confront his  financial challenges—and all the challenges he will face--alone. Please donate generously.

Zolo is alive today due to his efforts and the work of his supporters and a strong legal team. The Indiana Supreme Court twice reversed his death penalty conviction due to racially discriminatory practices that occurred during the trial process.

Zolo is a jailhouse lawyer. He has done legal work on his own behalf and for other inmates. He has acquired a paralegal certificate and has gained an associate degree by completing 2 years of college work.

 In spite of his difficult circumstances, Zolo is a positive person with a quick smile and a vibrant laugh. Let’s answer his positivity with support.

All funds will go directly to Zolo and will be deposited into a fund managed by me, Howie Emmer.  Along with others, I have visited and supported Zolo  for 13 years. For more information contact: zoloazania.org and Chicago Committee to Free Black Political Prisoners on Facebook.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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Zolo is doing well AND he needs your help. He is very happy to have his own apartment and he is in a job training program. But re-entering the outside world after so many years in prison carries many challenges. Zolo needs to pay for rent and all of life's daily expenses. He needs a car. Please donate generously. Please donate again if you have donated before. Zolo's infectious smile, big laugh, and commitment to the struggle for a better world are proof that human beings can conquer any obstacle. Let's ease his way forward, he is forever appreciative. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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Zolo is doing well AND he needs your help. He is very happy to have his own apartment. He is in a job training program but HE DOES NOT YET HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB. Re-entering the outside world after so many years in prison carries many challenges and a number of hurdles still exist for Zolo. During this transition period he needs to pay for rent and all of life's daily expenses. He needs a computer and a car. Please donate generously. Please donate again if you have donated before. Zolo's infectious smile, big laugh, and commitment to the struggle for a better world are proof that human beings can conquer any obstacle. Let's ease his way forward, he is forever appreciative. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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Zolo wants to tell everyone that "All the accomplishments we have made since my release on February 6 could not have happened without your support and concern." Zolo's spirit is strong, he has good housing, and he's looking for a job. Please encourage others to donate so we can continue to cover Zolo's expenses during this transition time.
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Zolo is free! He was released on Monday, February 6. He is extremely happy to be out, to be reunited with family and friends, and to return to the community. Spread the word of his release! And please encourage others to donate since Zolo has little money, his expenses will be large, and he is 62 years old.
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$16,156 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 265 people in 22 months
Created October 14, 2016
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Michael Stanek
13 months ago

Much love!

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Anonymous
14 months ago
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Emma Tai
14 months ago

Best wishes and much solidarity.

BP

With all good wishes to you Zolo, it is a pleasure to support you as you take your next steps and continue to inspire others around you! This donation is in honor of our wonderful midwife, Sarah Simmons, whose work in Chicago is so powerful and needed and similarly inspiring - thank you Sarah!

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