Direct Action @ PZ |March 11th, 2022

Work with us! Direct Action @ Pitzer islooking to hire two work study students to support/develop our direct actiondatabase and community-activism-archive projects, in addition to possibleothers! If you are interested, reach out to us immediate_action@pitzer.edu .

Community Mutual-Aid

Mutual-Aid Fund for 5C Workers | “This mutual fund is a communal resource for workers at the the Claremont Colleges including but not limited to dining hall services, custodial grounds department, and facilities department experiencing any financial insecurity due to COVID-19 relates issues or lack of monetary support/ sufficient pay from the Colleges. Donate if you

have the means to do so and share/repost on social media!” Goal $27,000 Venmo: @CSWA-1 Zelle: (682)-712-4231 Cashapp: $cswa1

Support Nobody Fails at Scripps | Engage with the Scripps student collective organizing for equity by submitting mutual-aid requests, or donating to their Mutual Aid/ GoFundMe. 

All Links to donate in Linktree: https://linktr.ee/nobodyfailsatscripps

“Why you should donate: This fund aids in the survival of our peers and classmates. The 12 requests this month go towards rent/utility payments, medical expenses, travel expenses, groceries, tuition, and more. Our community is in dire need of collective financial support. The pandemic is disproportionately affecting our students of color and low-income students, amongst many others. This mutual aid fund enshrines the actual praxis of social justice, solidarity, and community that we preach and learn in our classrooms.

If you are win a position of financial privilege at this time, donate; your donation is absolutely necessary for us to support one another. There is no better time to ACT than now.”

Support a Black FGLI Student | A Black, first-gen, low income junior, unable to gain income currently, is in urgent need of mutual aid for unexpected school feed and medical expenses before they are able to register for future financial aid. 

Goal: $5,536 Venmo: BrokenSilence5C |  Cashapp:$LoveLanguage101

Show Up | Volunteer Opportunities to Support Community

Dean Spade on Mutual Aid | How do we respond to crisis when governments, universities, and centralized institutions fail to support us? How do we organize and make delicious collectively rather than hierarchically?Activist and legal scholar Dean Spade has spent two decades trying to answer these questions through grassroots organizing for queer and trans liberation. He wrote Mutual Aid: Building Solidarity During this Crisis (And the Next) which describes mutual aid as a tool for resistance, survival, and community building. Join us for a conversation about mutual aid and its role in building movements for social change.


Wed, March 23rd @ 7PM | Register for the zoom event

https://docs.google.com/forms/u/0/d/e/1FAIpQLSetCc543k2BuGJqlKV0krzpwjAi_tjybxioX9227EGbRgxkZA/formResponse

Apply to be a Pitzer Advocate | be accepting applications through google forms this year. Applications are due at midnight onWednesday, March 23rd.

·        Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScDCuVrxS_Td0JBsLjY0w35xs-S8S6Q0JUWbhAF9G2RgcL-JQ/viewform 

·        Application information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_TY6BIfY4ETnPAH0by33ajFtE4t0B9XhxIiFnYDtafA/edit?usp=sharing 


Support a Hybrid Option- Stand with Disabled Students on Campus |
All students deserve to feel safe in the classroom. And no students should need to put their suffering on display to be believed. Immunocompromised students. Disabled students. Students with respiratory problems. Students with heart disease. Students whose parents have cancer. Students whose roommate is immunosuppressed. All these students are worth protecting. None of these students are a burden.

·        Submit a testimony: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdj5kS1rrjhRSUgrUYndSud4GSp0QLzZScvHTOY8ZYAHYxPNw/viewform

·        Sign the petition: https://www.change.org/p/pomona-college-claremont-colleges-our-education-matters-let-disabled-students-learn-remotely?recruiter=1250937809&recruited_by_id=237bf4c0-82f4-11ec-bbb9-c37204c61af6&utm_source=share_petition&utm_campaign=share_petition&utm_medium=copylink&utm_content=cl_sharecopy_32234158_en-US%3A7


[
OPPORTUNITY] Volunteer with the National Lawyers Guild of Los Angeles | The National Lawyers Guild is looking for multiple Spring 2022 interns. The NLG’s mission is to “use law for the people, uniting lawyers, law students, legal workers, and jailhouse lawyers to function as an effective force in the service of the people by valuing human rights and the rights of ecosystems over property interests.” Positions available include Legal Observer, Data Analyst, Story Collector for Street Vendor Advocacy, and Media Intern. 

To apply email NLG Mass Defense Program Coordinator Rebecca Brown at rebecca@nlg-la.org with your resume and one sentence about you.

Support the Coalition for Survivor Advocacy at Pitzer (CSAP) | The Coalition for Survivor

Advocacy at Pitzer College is continuing their advocacy regarding conversations surrounding sexual assaults at Pitzer College and around the 5Cs. They are asking that the community take part in a survey to confidentially gather experiences, and specifically identify what the needs of the community are regarding proactive and comprehensive survivor support. This survey is 100% confidential and each question is opt-in only. The goal of this survey is to gather data about how our community, including students, faculty, and staff, is feeling after the Pitzer Administration’s response to student concerns regarding Title IX last semester. 

Student Survey Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfz7TWsEiS1MYCw1DRTCqzHB5hm4RQffhSX1jaJpH_5T6B6LA/viewform?usp=sf_link  

Staff and Faculty Survey link: https://docs.google.com/forms/u/1/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXgyOZlHTXp7O3obHG2D2BeynKwyZvnMXxDWsKyjLUu90UJg/viewform?usp=send_form  

Linktree with more resources: https://linktr.ee/CSAPitzer

Event Spotlight: Legal Observer Training & Community Partner Panel

Direct Action @ Pitzer; The People’s Pitzer; and The National Lawyer’s Guild of Los Angeles Present … 

Legal Observer Training 

When: 03/22 @5:30PM Where: Zoom 

“NLG-LA works to ensure the legal and practical access to demonstrations in Southern California by regularly providing legal observers at demonstrations to observe and document potentially unlawful or unjustified interference with demonstrators’ rights by law enforcement.” Join the CEC and National Lawyer’s Guild of LA for a training to be certified as a legal observer. 

Sign up: tinyurl.com/NLGLegalObserverSignUp
For more information, contact immediate_action@pitzer.edu


Community Partner Panel/ Panel de Socios De La Comunidad 

When/Cuando: 03/22 @5:30PM Where/Donde: Zoom 

Spanish Interpretation will be provided/ Se brindarán servicios de Interpretation en Español.

Join us as we hear from CEC community partners about their work organizing in the Inland Empire and ways for students to get involved. /Únate a nosotros mientras escuchamos a los socios de la comunidad de CEC sobre su trabajo de organización en el Inland Empire y las formas en que los estudiantes pueden participar.

Sign up/

  Registrate Aqui: tinyurl.com/NLGLegalObserverSignUp 

For more information, contact / Para Más información, Manda un Correo a immediate_action@pitzer.edu

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Direct Action Newsletter Archive (2021)