My name is Leslie A. Zukor, and I am the founder of the Reed College Freethinkers, a secular student organization based in Portland, Oregon. To counter the fundamentalist indoctrination of prisoners by the religious right, we are conducting a FREETHOUGHT BOOKS TO PRISONERS DRIVE. We are acccepting all freethought-related books, although paperbacks are preferable. Donations would also be great.
Many prisoners are in their current situation, because poverty has put them into a position where they feel compelled to commit crimes (i.e., selling drugs, stealing, et cetera). However, as education is the way out of poverty, these freethought books can inspire prisoners to pursue the scientific method in their own lives--and become teachers and researchers, not to mention moral citizens informed by the light of a rational humanism.
As someone who was not always a Freethinker, I know firsthand how much FREETHOUGHT BOOKS can change a person's life. Donate to a worthy cause, and you can help change the lives of prisoners.
Thanks for your consideration and take a look at the websites below. They will give you a better idea of our group and what it stands for.
Leslie A. Zukor
Founder & Signator,
Reed College Freethinkers, Box 1170
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202
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