Hello ! Thank you for stopping by! My name is Lisa Clinton and I have created this campaign after years of experience with the prison industrial complex. Four decades, to be exact. This is one solution to creating the world that we radicals are scheming and dreaming of.
From the decades of abuse at the hands of the carceral state, the quality of Black Womxn’s lives are reduced to the bare minimum. When we are thrown in cages that are not adequate enough for a dog, it not only dehumanizes, it also takes a huge toll on our mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being. Most don’t know how challenging it is to merely survive after a person has a felony on their record. Then add Black on top of that. Then add Womxn. I could add more descriptors, but I’ll stop there. To make matters worse, when we are released from these horrific conditions, we are dropped in the middle of nowhere. Left to end up in homeless shelters, after losing everything we own, and then treated as if we are threats rather than people who need help.
Please read further to understand this important work. Support and stand in solidarity if you should feel called to. Thank you for each and every contribution to my BIG work!! Lisa xoxo R.E.S.I.S.T.
Rebuilding Economic Sustainability In Solidarity Together
We warmly invite you to join the R.E.S.I.S.T. campaign, a vision led by formerly incarcerated Black womxn who include caregivers, sex workers, and mothers to hold, nurture, and heal themselves and our sisters in experience/struggle.
This campaign is centered on providing the resources, healing, tools and build a place where these words can thrive and live. In today’s world, there are a lot of social ills. For people who have been impacted by a lack of resources, care, access and community, it is often harder and inaccessible to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.
For formerly incarcerated people, who are impacted by the prison industrial complex, harm has and continues to be done. With the pandemic and the uprisings, these realities have come to head and without solutions, there will be more harm and hurt. WE NEED TO HEAL
R.E.S.I.S.T. will be a place of pause and breath, nourishment and growth; wholly different than the cold and violent systems of a racist government so many of us have been trapped in.
We are raising support so we can do the careful work to ethically find and steward Indigenous land and build a green, sustainable nest to house our return to cooperation and community. We are done hoping for lucky and love is how we R.E.S.I.S.T.
R.E.S.I.S.T. stands for Rebuilding Economic Sustainability In Solidarity Together. This campaign is a solution. It’s a solution that is backed up by research, data, history and now, leaders in movement who want to make something for the long term and sustainable for the future.
We want to buy land, support research and operations and bring the team together. To build a place where those who want to farm, teach, skill up and become leaders in the world can without dealing with violence, harm and hurt.
Therefore, in order to create solutions, we want to create a place, a center and a home for the people, by the people. So we’re fundraising to R.E.S.I.S.T.
Fundraising for R.E.S.I.S.T.:
Your donations will help us with the research and development of this enormous undertaking. Your donations will help to pay formerly incarcerated Black womxn and gender non conforming people to research successful alternatives like decolonizing therapy, trauma and healing(by Dr. Jennifer Mullan), Afrikan traditional healers, Prison Praxis, Black farmers etc. By what time line ( 1 year? 6 Months?) We hope to imagine a multi year plan will move us closer to a world we want to live in
Listening Sessions with Elders and/or people who are developing alternatives i.e House of GG & Project Nia
Small Business Models
Community Land Trust
Political Education Curriculum