Thank you for expressing interest in the Asian Prisoner Support Committee. We are a volunteer organization based in Oakland that works for and with the Asian and Pacific Islander prisoner population.
We are always looking for reliable people to help us in the following areas:
Legal/ Immigration : correspond individually with incarcerated folks who have immigration holds, help answer questions about avenues for appeal, co-facilitate a presentation in San Quentin about immigration and legal issues specific to the API prisoner population.
Big-brother, Big Sister: Support the re-entry of men and women who have been paroled. Volunteer to give rides to appointments, help teach basic life skills like how to use the internet, set up a bank account, get an ID, and in general check- in with your brother/ sister and help them re-socialize and adjust to life on the outside.
Web/ Media Help: help us manage and update our blog, compile and distribute our Zine series “Letters from the Pen” , interview organizers, activists, and writers about the prison industrial complex for articles for the blog, asian americans and pacific islanders, and community organizing, etc, collect online materials and resources to add to the archive of materials on the APSC blog.
Teaching/ Curriculum Writing: Help develop and/or facilitate lesson plans and curriculum for programs within the prisons (some topics: culture, health and wellness, immigration and re-entry, religion). Help develop and/or facilitate lesson plans and curriculum for the young people about the prison industrial complex and the rising Asian and Pacific islander population. Create power point and other teaching and presentation tools like short videos for our speaking engagements
Event Planning: help with fundraisers, speaking tours, and social events.
Please let us know which of these areas best matches your strengths and skills. If there’s another area not listed here that you feel could be useful to our group please let us know that as well. We would be extremely grateful for any help you can provide. Thanks again for your interest and we look forward to working together with you in the future!
Asian Prisoner Support Committee (APSC)
P.O. Box 1031
Oakland, CA 94604