a17- Help us organizer for 2020

Thanks if you purchased a 2019 Slingshot Organizer — selling them is how we pay to publish this paper.

If you want to help draw art or otherwise create the 2020 Organizer, contact us now. We include the work of over 30 artists from all over the US and internationally in each organizer — it could be you this year. The schedule this year is:

• Edit and add more historical dates (May and June)

• Update radical contact list (June and July)

• Make art for the calendar starting June 24 with all art due July 25.

• Make the organizer July 27/28 and August 3/4.

Once we get returns from stores in February, we’ll be giving away bulk quantities to organizations that distribute them to prisoners, immigrants, homeless people, or others who wouldn’t otherwise have access. Contact us if you want to participate.

The Slingshot Organizer smartphone app is available but we need help publicizing it. Tell your friends. Right now it only works on Android phones, but we think there may be an iphone version available in 2019.

Slingshot continues to receive many emails asking us to remove particular people from the organizer because they were alleged sexual abusers, racist, sexist or homophobic etc. While we don’t want to promote harmful people, it isn’t always clear that the answer is to write people out of history who have made important contributions to collective liberation despite their flaws. We edit the list of historical dates every year so if you have ideas or suggestions, please let us know.