Students Against the Death Penalty was just awarded a grant by Resist, Inc., a national progressive foundation located in Somerville, Massachusetts to help with organizing the 2009 Anti-Death Penalty Alternative Spring Break in Durham, North Carolina. RESIST Inc, along with Campus Progress at the Center for American Progress, has been one of the major funders of our alternative spring breaks in the past.
RESIST began in 1967 with a “call to resist illegitimate authority,” in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War. That history sustains us as our movement evolves and as our concerns broaden and deepen. We remember what it is like to move forward and beat the odds. As the funder of first resort for hundreds of organizations, RESIST’s small but timely grants and loans are made to grassroots groups engaged in activist organizing and educational work for social change. In fiscal year 2007, RESIST gave over $308,000 to 126 organizations across the country.