Archives of Carry it Forward, the RFC's newsletter, is published twice a year in March and September. Each edition describes every grant made in the most recent granting cycle, as well as recent events and other RFC news. View recent issues below.
Day in and day out, we receive touching, feisty and amusing notes from our supporters. They arrive via email and surface mail; printed, typed and handwritten; accompanying monetary or other donations and on their own.
Sometimes they’re included with contributions made in honor of loved ones or marking special occasions. We’ve opened letters from young people who’ve just been bar or bat mitzvahed, and teachers whose students are learning about the McCarthy era. Many are brief, such as the note with a modest donation that read, “Sorry it’s small but at 88, so am I!”
If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, we invite you to look for the Strange Fruit and Rosenberg Mentions of the Day (#StrangeFruitMOTD and #RosenbergMOTD). This effort we launched recently, spotlights two topics that consistently engage our supporters more than any others: the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the anti-lynching anthem “Strange Fruit.”
Along with the inspiring and affirming messages from supporters highlighted in our cover story, we also receive a steady stream of communication from our grantees. These updates come from parents of kids we’re supporting and from the young people themselves. The notes often thank us for making music or dance or drama programs available to them or invite us to celebrate a milestone event, like a graduation or award.
This spring we’ve got two exciting events planned which promise to be uplifting for attendees while raising funds for our work helping the children of resistance. Both dates will feature activist musicians who’ve been great friends to the RFC and whose past performances for us have always been magical.
Water Protector Imprisoned $3200 for an Attica Fund Prison Visit grant and two Carry it Forward (CIF) awards for a computer for the 22-year-old whose father was one of hundreds arrested at Standing Rock. He was charged with two felonies and forced to take a plea deal due to the excessive, retaliatory charges aimed at silencing movement leaders. ND