SOAW Fundraising

$815 of $750 goal

Raised by 27 people in 38 months
Yadira Diaz Ramirez  SANTA CRUZ, CA
I NO LONGER NEED FUND, I HAVE REACHED MY FUNDRAISING GOAL!!!!! THANK YOU FOR DONATING AND THANK YOU FOR WANTING TO DONATE! AS SOON AS I FIGURE OUT HOW TO CANCEL THIS ACCOUNT I WILL.... GRACIAS!!!!


My name is Yadira Diaz Ramirez, and I am a student at UC Santa Cruz. I am currently raising money through Go Fund Me in order to be able to take part in the annual vigil outside the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, to stand up for human rights in Latin America, and demand the closure of the School of the Americas

As a student of Latin American Studies and Politics I have learned what the training at the School of the Americas has resulted in - soldiers and police trained at the base have utilized their "skills" to violate the human rights of the people of my country and throughout Latin America - including torture, disappearances, and murder. It is well known that graduates of the SOA have repressed unions, native communities, and other groups that attempt to organize against the exploitative policies of the ruling elites and multinational corporations. These atrocities continue to occur, and for this reason I am passionately involved in the SOAW cause. Being part of the demonstration will not only be self-empowering for a latina student, but it will also allow me to build on the activism and work that I wish to continue the rest of my life.

I cannot take part in the vigil without the support of the Santa Cruz, and California communities, and I humbly ask that you donate to help me get to Georgia later this week, and forward on this email to others that may be interested. No amount is too small:

Thank you for your time.

Sincerely,
Yadira Diaz-Ramirez

Budget:
~$350-$450 for individual flight
~$200 for rental car and gas [$40-$50 each day]
~$300 for a single bed hotel [$60-70]
~$60 for meals each person ($10 each meal)

estimated $750 per person
-this includes service fees

Take a moment to watch the videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJv0LZbOkw0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiSgg-vgvB0


In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-Martin Luther King Jr.
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Update 3
Posted by Yadira Diaz
36 months ago
I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for the donations, and positive energies. I would not be able to have the opportunity to participate on the SOAW Vigil without the support of my community. While coming back, I had time to meditate and reinforce my ideas and organizing goals. I can wait to start projects in my community, and continue my work with the SOAW. I am at the beginning of a new journey, and I am excited to take on the path. Again MANY THANKS, and I give you all a big hug!
-Yadira
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Update 2
Posted by Yadira Diaz
36 months ago
I want to thank everyone for their support. I have reached my fundraising goal, and now it will be greedy of me to take your money. I want to thank everyone who has donated and made possible that attend the SOAW Vigil.
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Update 1
Posted by Yadira Diaz
37 months ago
Hello community, the SOAW Vigil is almost here, and I continue to seek your support. Please take your time and make a donation.
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Bro Haerle
36 months ago

Congratulations Yadira for raising the money to go to the SOAW vigil. I am glad that you will be able to go and represent those of us who are against the tactics of SOA(School of Americas).

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$815 of $750 goal

Raised by 27 people in 38 months
Created September 25, 2013
Yadira Diaz Ramirez  
$5
Anonymous
36 months ago
TH
$10
Thomas Haerle
36 months ago

Good luck Yadira in collecting the money you need to go to the School of the Americas Watch. Sorry I can't help more with your effort.

$10
Anonymous
36 months ago
WH
$10
William Harrington
36 months ago

I went with my daughter a few years ago. It was a very powerful event.

EL
$10
Ellen Lubic
37 months ago

Please go and have a productive and safe trip. And take leadership in this quest...to shut down the SOA.

JL
$10
Jennifer Laskin
37 months ago

Love you Yadi!!!!

DS
$15
Dvera Saxton
37 months ago

Shut it down, then come back and give us a good report back.

AD
$15
Alain Desouches
36 months ago

Thank you for taking a stand!

$15
Jennifer Covarrubias Guevara
37 months ago

Adelante Compañera! Genesy and David from USEU de UC Berkeley will also be attending & are collecting funds as well :)) http://www.gofundme.com/5biwuo

SW
$20
sarah lindsay Wasserman
36 months ago
Bro Haerle
36 months ago

Congratulations Yadira for raising the money to go to the SOAW vigil. I am glad that you will be able to go and represent those of us who are against the tactics of SOA(School of Americas).

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