1704 N. 2nd St. Occupied Lands, Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Give a Gift of Solidarity & Support! Help Siléi Community Empowerment Project with Final Down-payment!


SILEI-POSTEROutta Your Backpack Media (OYBM) & Taala Hooghan Infoshop are sending you end of the year greetings and a plea for support to help Silei Community Empowerment Project (SCEP) complete down-payment for the community center we now call home.

In 2012, SCEP was established for the purpose of purchasing and owning a 4,500 sq ft community center in Flagstaff, AZ.
SCEP was initiated as a collaborative effort between Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBM), Táala Hooghan, and community members dedicated to social and environmental justice.

With December, 31, 2013 as the deadline for down-payment, we are so close to raising the final amount! We cannot do it without your help!

We’ve had some very generous community contributions in the last month and now we need about $7,000 more to complete the down-payment!
We have one awesome supporter who has offered to match funds up until $5,000 as well.

You can donate online at: https://www.wepay.com/donations/77797

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please issue a check out to: To Lani Enterprises
(please put FBO Silei Community Empowerment Project in the memo)
Send it to: 1700 N. 2nd St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Please contact me directly if you wish to lend funds or donate:
Klee Benally
OYBM Project Coordinator

You can also email SCEP directly at: sileiproject@gmail.com

About SCEP:

SCEP maintains the following mission/action statement:
“Siléí Community Empowerment Project exists to cultivate safe, sustainable, just communities within a healthy environment. We provide a regional activist and cultural resource center in Flagstaff, Arizona that serves to empower Indigenous and historically marginalized and oppressed peoples. We believe that through providing access to arts and organizing space, our communities can become more effective in achieving social and environmental justice.”
Siléí means foundation in Dine’ (Navajo) Bizaad (language).
SCEP is nearly finished securing 501c3 status and is currently made up of an all-volunteer working group.
SCEP will retain and manage the facility to ensure that the goals and vision of the center will be sustained for years to come. This will include a clear plan to maintain the building and property only for social and environmental justice community purposes beyond any perceived lifetime of current projects such as OYBM or Táala Hooghan. SCEP is deeply committed to ensuring that this community resource is sustained for generations to come.

Our Plan:
Based on our past work with support from our communities and foundations, we are certain that our vision is now fully realizable and will be completely maintainable.
We are confident that through donations, community fundraisers, lending forward opportunities (borrowing), matching funds, and other creative fundraising activities, we will secure the purchase of the building.
We understand that other non-profit organization’s annual budgets for administrative expenses can exceed the entire cost of this community center.

How you can support:

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please issue a check out to: To Lani Enterprises
(please put FBO Silei Community Empowerment Project in the memo)
Send it to: 1700 N. 2nd St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Online: www.oybm.org/silei

Match Funds! (Contact us at sileiproject@gmail.com for more info)

Lend funds for Initial Costs (Contact us at sileiproject@gmail.com for more info)

Host a fundraising event/party

Donate an item for Silent Action!

Attend or volunteer at any of our community fundraising events!

Spread the word!

For more information and to lend your support please contact sileiproject@gmail.com.

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7/14/20 - We are shutting down our shop for now (hopefully not too long!) as we have shifted our organizing to focus full time on mutual aid through Kinłani Mutual Aid during this pandemic.
We intend on honoring all orders made recently and those that are seriously overdue. We sincerely apologize for our lack of response to some of your inquiries regarding the status of your orders. If you would rather have a refund please email us with the order number and subject "requesting refund." We hand print all shirts and organize orders at Táala Hooghan Infoshop where Kinłani Mutual Aid is now operating out of. We have limited space to manage printing right now (though that may change in the next few weeks).
Again, we sincerely apologize for this issue and will be sending all outstanding orders ASAP.
Ahe' hee',
The Indigenous Action Team