In order to truly transform our world, we must first transform our communities
The modern world is plagued both by violence and a sense of apathy about or acceptance of that violence. As activists and organizers it is critical that we unsettle this status quo. We must agitate the systems and institutions of injustice and confront those who uphold and defend them. Fundamentally, this work is that of “changing hearts and minds.” The most effective way to do this is regular, in person contact with both those who agree and disagree on these vital issues. In other words, if the problem is violence and dehumanization: the answer is connection, community, and rehumanization.
Our work is more than saying no to violence. It's saying yes to human connection, yes to the needs of the vulnerable, yes to life.
But that is not an abstract yes. Saying yes to the value of each individual human being fills the dehumanizing
void created by a culture of death. Being a Rehumanize chapter or affiliate group will provide you the network and resources to help build a culture of life in your region, making your ideals and commitment to ending all instances of violence against human beings concrete.
So let's begin.
A Rehumanize Allied Group is an already- existing group that chooses to sign our Rehumanize Ally pledge in order to receive allied group perks. This can be any multi- or single-issue focused group that affirms the principles of the Consistent Life Ethic.
Interested in becoming a Rehumanize International ally? Download the pledge form below, sign it, and email the signed PDF to email@example.com with the subject line "REHUMANIZE ALLIED GROUP APPLICATION."
A Rehumanize Chapter is an organization specifically created to further Rehumanize International's mission on the community level. These groups will have the ability to legally incorporate in their region and function as a non-profit, which means your outreach and service can be backed financially through tax-deductible fundraising.
Think you might be interested in creating your own Rehumanize Chapter? Download the chapter starter pack below and follow the instructions contained therein.
Have questions? Email Herb Geraghty: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are considering donating to a Rehumanize Chapter in your community, here are some things you should know.
Legal and financial information: Rehumanize International has licensed its name to chapters and provides some limited oversight to chapter groups. However, Chapters are not affiliated organizations in the sense that RI has direct control over their activities or legal responsibility for their actions. Rehumanize International serves as the fiscal sponsor for some, but not all, of the Rehumanize chapter organizations. Please contact Rehumanize International at email@example.com for information on which chapters are currently under RI’s fiscal sponsorship. Donations made through Rehumanize International will be disbursed to chapters under fiscal sponsorship, paid out to their vendors directly, or will pay for informational materials they can request from RI. Any Chapter in the US can fundraise in order to pay for Rehumanize International materials and merchandise, regardless of whether they have signed the memorandum of understanding to have RI serve as their fiscal sponsor. Depending on the item and quantity, we may mail items from the office or have them shipped directly from the printer to the chapter. As outlined in the Memorandum of Understanding in our Chapter Starter Pack, Rehumanize International is responsible for ensuring that funds raised under the Rehumanize International 501(c)(3) designation are spent in accordance with our nonprofit purposes. Please contact Rehumanize International if you have any concerns about the way your donation is being spent, or more questions about the chapters program. Consult the Chapter Starter Pack to learn what conditions Rehumanize Chapters agree to abide by.
Donation information: Donors are responsible for making it clear which chapter is to receive the donations. If the purpose of the donation is not clear, the donation will be used for maintenance of the chapter program generally, which may include grants to individual chapters. Donors may donate to Rehumanize chapters through the specific chapter donation link: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=397B8EES4ULTL The Chapter donation button to this link can be found at the top of this page. Donors can sign up to give as monthly donors through the Chapter donation page, but to designate which chapter it must go to, must send an email with the designation to firstname.lastname@example.org or sarah@rehumanizeintl. org. Chapters are responsible for conveying this information to their donors. Rehumanize International can also accept donations by check made out to “Rehumanize International” mailed to the office at 309 Smithfield St, STE 210, Pittsburgh PA 15222. Ensure the memo line states “Chapter Program: REHUMANIZE [CHAPTER NAME]”. Remember, you must include a chapter designation with your donation or your donation will support our chapters program rather than any specific chapter. In order to ensure the continuation of the Chapters program, a flat 7.5% fee will be assessed from the gross donation to cover program expenses and financial processing fees RI incurs while operating the Chapters program. The fee assessed may be less but will not be more. For example, if the donation is $10.00, the fee assessed will be at most $0.75. This will also allow for equitable distribution of resources and materials to groups who are unable to fundraise due to socioeconomic circumstances in their region.