Rebuilding Lives  Fundraiser Event

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Rebuilding Lives Fundraiser Event

"Join us for a night of music, fashion, & community at the California Ballroom for Returning Citizens Association. March 11th, 4 PM. Thank U

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California Ballroom 1736 Franklin St. Oakland, CA 94612

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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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"Rebuilding Lives" Fundraiser Event

Theme: NOTHING ABOUT US…WITHOUT US - RCA

Introduction:

The Returning Citizens Association (RCA) is proud to announce its upcoming fundraising event, "Rebuilding Lives," on March 11, 2023, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the California Ballroom in Oakland, California. This event will raise funds for RCA's mission of increasing the economic, political, and social capital for returning citizens in the United States. Our fiscal agent, Unfolding New Ideas Towards Yourself (U.N.I.T.Y) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, so all donations are tax-deductible.

*All proceeds from the event will go towards funding the ongoing work of Returning Citizens Association. -

Event Description:

The theme of the event is *"Nothing About Us, Without Us!!!," which emphasizes the importance of giving returning citizens a voice and agency in their own rehabilitation and reintegration into society. The event will feature a tribute to mothers, daughters, and sisters, music, a fashion show featuring RCA streetwear merchandise, and speeches from returning citizens who have benefited from the organization's services.

Music and Fashion Show:

The event will feature a diverse lineup of local musicians, who will perform a mix of genres to keep the crowd entertained throughout the evening. The fashion show will showcase RCA's streetwear merchandise, which is designed and created by returning citizens. The fashion show will be a unique opportunity to see the creative talents of returning citizens, as well as support their efforts to reintegrate into society.

From prison blocks to city streets, Returning Citizens embraces all of our brothers and sisters who are in need of support, dialogue and resources to achieve social justice.

What’s the number one way to show alignment with a cause?

Some people may choose to promote a hashtag or put a bumper sticker on the back of their car, but Returning Citizens is solidifying our street credibility by promoting our organization in the form of streetwear. Apparel allows for one to quickly draw associations and for the person wearing the clothing to make a statement— with style. Socializing Returning Citizens as a brand that uplifts spirits and saves people from recidivism is best done within the communities that are hardest hit by the prison industrial complex.

Our organization’s mission to provide safe harbors to formerly incarcerated individuals throughout America is a reiteration of our motto, NOTHING ABOUT US, WITHOUT US!!! Each time someone dons an article of clothing with a Returning Citizens logo, they are making an empathic statement with resources to back it up, along with an army of experts, leaders and family that will walk hand-in-hand with America’s Returning Citizens to rebuild lives, together.

Speeches:

The event will also feature speeches from returning citizens who have benefited from RCA's services. These speeches will provide insight into the challenges facing returning citizens and the positive impact that RCA has had on their lives. The speeches will also serve as a call to action for the community to support RCA's mission.

Conclusion:

"Rebuilding Lives" fundraiser event is a unique opportunity to support RCA's mission and to hear from returning citizens about the challenges they face and the positive impact that RCA has had on their lives. The event will be a fun and memorable evening filled with music, fashion, and inspiration. We hope to see you there!

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