Texas Moratorium Network has just been awarded $3,000 by RESIST, Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Texas Moratorium Network received funding for our work fighting for a statewide moratorium on executions in Texas. “We are very pleased to receive this grant from RESIST”, said Scott Cobb, President of TMN. “The grant comes at a busy time for TMN. We are working on two major projects this Spring – an alternative spring break and an art show”.
“Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break” is March 13-17. TMN began the alternative spring break in 2004 and this year turned it over to a new, statewide, student-run organization called Texas Students Against the Death Penalty. MTV will feature this year’s “Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break” on the MTVU channel and online at www.mtvu.com.
“Justice for All?: Artists Reflect on the Death Penalty” is an international, juried art show to be held at Gallery Lombardi in Austin May 6-22. The deadline for submissions to the art show is March 20, 2006. Jurors for the show are Annette Carlozzi, Curator of American and Contemporary Art at the Jack S. Blanton Museum of Art in Austin; Lora Reynolds, owner of Lora Reynolds Gallery in Austin; and Malaquias Montoya, an artist and professor at the University of California, Davis. The art show is funded in part by the City of Austin through the Cultural Arts Division and by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts. Visit www.deathpenaltyartshow.org for more information.
RESIST began in 1967 with a “call to resist illegitimate authority” in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War. RESIST has continued to fund movements for social justice, including: civil rights; environmental; international human rights; reproductive rights, women’s rights, economic justice; prisoners’ rights; media and culture; and lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender rights. Over the years, RESIST has evolved into a national foundation providing small but timely funding for grassroots peace and social justice groups. RESIST has six funding cycles during the calendar year. RESIST gives grants and loans up to $3,000. In fiscal year 2004, RESIST gave almost #305,000 to 136 organizations across the country.
“Each year, RESIST funds groups like Texas Moratorium Network, because our mission is to support people who take a stand about the issues that matter today, whether it’s to resist corporate globalization, promote a woman’s right to choose, or develop activist leaders,” says Board Chair Marc Miller.