Congratulations to our Summer 2022 Fellows!

We have selected an incredible group of four formerly and two currently incarcerated organizers and advocates who will join in person retreats, a remote workshop series, and networking opportunities. Our goal is to recognize fellows’ work in our community and to provide resources for directly impacted people interested in getting more involved or pursuing a career in advocacy.

Donate here if you would like to support our fellowship program. Under “this donation is in honor of,” please write “TJOC.”

Stop The Musick Coalition Outside Fellowship

The STM Fellowship program provides a stipend of $3,000 to four fellows who are formerly incarcerated, have roots in Orange County, and have shown commitment to advocacy and organizing that protects the rights of incarcerated people and moves Orange County towards a care-first model. Fellows will participate in a workshop series that will support their capacity and help develop skills in areas like media literacy, social media advocacy, and organizing actions and rallies. These workshops will be customized to reflect the interest areas and needs of each cohort. Workshops will be held approximately once weekly and will be scheduled to accommodate the fellows’ schedules. The Fellowship program seeks to support the growth and development of Orange County leaders who are directly impacted and recognize and compensate their vital work.

Stop The Musick Coalition Inside Fellowship

The STM Fellowship program provides a stipend of $3,000 to two fellows who are currently incarcerated in an Orange County jail and have shown commitment to advocacy and organizing that protects the rights of incarcerated people and moves Orange County towards a care-first model. The $3,000 stipend can only be remitted to a person on the outside, it cannot be placed directly on an incarcerated person’s books; please select a person you can trust who is living outside the jail to accept and cash or deposit your check on your behalf. Fellows will participate in a workshop series through letter writing, phone calls, and collaboration on writings and projects. The fellowship will support their capacity and help develop skills in areas like media literacy, op-eds and narrative building, understanding rights and resources, and movement building. These workshops will be customized to reflect the interest areas and needs of each cohort. STM Fellowships seek to support the growth and development of Orange County leaders and recognize and compensate the vital work that so many directly impacted people are doing in OC.