(*Though the campaign goal was set for $5,000, the real need far exceeds that amount. Let's see if we can double the goal and raise $10,000 by the time the campaign ends on Thursday!*)
Troy Davis (an innocent man on Georgia's death row executed in Sept 2011) wanted more than anything for his nephew De'Jaun to achieve his educational dream.
Now it's time to raise tuition for De'Jaun's 2nd year at Morehouse!For folks who have not yet contributed, this is your opportunity! Whether you watched De'Jaun grow up as you worked side by side with his beloved mother Martina, were inspired by his speaking about his Uncle Troy's case at an NAACP or Amnesty International youth conference, or learned about his growing into a powerful activist from I Am Troy Davis--it is clear to all who have encountered De'Jaun that this phenomenal young man deserves our support.
The Impact is not just on De'Jaun alone!
De'Jaun intends to use his engineering degree in ways that will have far-reaching impacts (for example--he spoke to me about his involvement in an organization called Green For All Engineering, through which he educates young students about "going green" and the importance of environmental safety through engineering.) He also intends to continue to serve as a mentor and role model for other youth with dreams who may not see a clear path on how to achieve them.
If you can't make a donation at this time, here are some things you can do!
- Make some noise about this campaign--use the Indiegogo share tools to spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!
- Email Jen Marlowe at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask her to let you know in the future when De'Jaun's tuition is due once again.
- Purchase an I Am Troy Davis T-shirt--proceeds go directly to De'Jaun's college fund! (Email Kimberly Davis at email@example.com for more info)
- Purchase a copy of the book I Am Troy Davis and learn more about De'Jaun, his incredible family, and their ongoing fight to end the death penalty!