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The school teaches journalists and community organizers how to tell effective and exciting stories to help peoples' movements to win.
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    Receive an e-book of investigative journalist Bill Conroy´s novel "Las Almas" if you give $20 or more between now and May 1st at 11:59 PM. Las Almas, traces the paths of characters on both sides of the US/Mexican border who are caught up in the currents of the drug war, some by choice, others by happenstance. The one common thread for all of them is that their lives collide in the fictional border community of Las Almas — and each pays a price for confronting the truth of the drug war...

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    For $40, get a set of three DVDs featuring legendary experimental filmmaker Crag Baldwin's classic works: Tribulation 99, Mock Up on Mu and Spectres of the Spectrum!

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    Workshop for journalists, storytellers, media-makers, and community organizers.
    (Community organizer / social worker / student level)
    Join us for a limited admission digital workshop organized by Latino Social Innovation on behalf of the School of Authentic Journalism. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn directly from experienced and accomplished journalists and world-renowned organizers of some of the most effective social movements from recent history, including Oscar Olivera, who was spokesperson for the movement to end water privatization in Bolivia, and Greg Berger, filmmaker and Co-Director of the Viral Video team of the School of Authentic Journalism.

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    Get a DVD of some of the best videos produced by the viral video team of The School of Authentic Journalism and some of our outrageous satirical videos about the Mexican Drug War and the movement to stop it. "Narco-Mania And Other Parodies of the War on Drugs in Mexico" with your gift of $50!

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    Need a poster for your event? Our star professor Karina González will design a poster for your event for a gift of $50 or more!

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    School of Authentic Journalism Director and Founder Al Giordano has been an essential voice on politics South and North of the U.S. Border for decades. In 2007 he called the following year's U.S. presidential election for Obama before any other media took him seriously. His subscription-only newsletter, "Al Giordano's América" contains essential commentary on politics from throughout the Americas. Get a one year's subscription for a $70 gift!

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    Workshop for journalists, storytellers, media-makers, and community organizers.
    (Standard level)
    Join us for a limited admission digital workshop organized by Latino Social Innovation on behalf of the School of Authentic Journalism. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn directly from experienced and accomplished journalists and world-renowned organizers of some of the most effective social movements from recent history, including Oscar Olivera, who was spokesperson for the movement to end water privatization in Bolivia, and Greg Berger, filmmaker and Co-Director of the Viral Video team of the School of Authentic Journalism.

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    Have you seen "Frack U. Mexico!" It's the viral video sensation by Narco News TV whose outlandish narrator, Texan gas tycoon "Joe T. Hodo" taught millions of Mexicans what fracking is and what the consequences would be for Mexico. Get School of Authentic Journalism professor Uriel Perez's epic poster for the film with your gift of $100 or more.

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    New York City´s Lower East Side Tenement Museum has been called "one of the most interesting museums in the country." We have a limited offer of two admission tickets to the museum for anyone who gives $100!

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    It's the School of Authentic Journalism combo pack! For $150 get a "Narco-Mania" DVD, a "Frack U. Mexico" poster, and a one year subscription to "Al Giordano's América"

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    Heading to Arizona anytime soon? Journalist Mari Herreras, Class of 2012, will host you for a night and give you a tour of the city including dinner...for a gift of $150 or more!

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    Would you like to know more about any of the topics that School of Authentic Journalism founder Al Giordano has reported on? Up to five people who give $150 or more will have the opportunity to chat with Al via skype on The Drug War, Latin American Social Movements, U.S. Politics, or any topic you like!

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    Want a tour of Manhattan with a guide like no other? Alex is like no other performer in New York. She has created and performed her own sensational theatrical works around the world to rave reviews, appeared in the Internet television series, "Zhe Zhe," and once even fooled the national press into thinking that she was the long lost daughter of comedian Andy Kaufman! (Trust us, it will make sense when you meet her.)
    The school's most charming professor will spend an afternoon or evening with you and friends discovering New York's hidden gems, secret hideaways, neighborhood characters, histories and legends -- with a special emphasis on the city's best food and performance spots between Loisaida and Chinatown.

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    Leehee Rothchild, Class of 2013, is an Israeli journalist and political organizer involved with several causes, including the movement within Israel to support the Palestinian cause. For your gift of $200, Leehee will host you at her home in Tel Aviv and provide important background information on the Palestinian struggle from the perspective of the Israeli solidarity movement.

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    Coming to Mexico City? Would you like to spend some time with School of Authentic Journalism and Narco News founder Al Giordano? Al will take you and up to four friends out to an establishment in Mexico City and treat you to an open bar with your gift of $250 or more!

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    Come visit Cuernavaca, Mexico, the City of Eternal Spring! School of Authentic Journalism Co-Director Greg "Gringoyo" Berger will host you at his studio apartment in the center of Cuernavaca for three nights with your gift of $250 or more!

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    Three nights lodging in the Bed and Breakfast owned by our professor Maia Facen will be awarded to two donors who give $300 or more between now and 5PM Eastern time Tuesday, May 5th

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    Do you like the new Fund For Authentic Journalism website? Be an Authentic Benefactor and reap the rewards! For your generous gift of $2000 you will receive two sets of each of the previous rewards, PLUS we will create a personalized website for you with the same design layout as ours.

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    Be a Legendary Auténtico! Have you seen Narco News TV's videos? For your gift of $3000 or more, our team will edit and deliver a fabulous video for you created with your own video footage. Plus three copies of the "Narco-Mania" DVD, a "Frack U. Mexico" poster, and a one year subscription to "Al Giordano's América!"

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