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Every dollars counts. Your financial support keeps the podcast available online year round! If you become a new patron at $1/month in 2022, we'll send you a thank you postcard featuring this artwork by Monica Trinidad!

*Postcard arrives after 3 months of consecutive patronage. Be sure to add your mailing address at checkout.

Artwork description: A black and white digital ink illustration of bars being pulled open with the strength of people's hands and arms, with a flurry of birds emerging from behind and out of the bars. Art is entitled "Abolition Now." 

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$5
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Every dollars counts. Your financial support keeps the podcast available online year round! If you become a new patron at $5/month in 2022, we'll send you a thank you postcard featuring this artwork by Monica Trinidad*! 

*Postcard arrives after 3 months of consecutive patronage. Be sure to add your mailing address at checkout!

Artwork description: A digital illustration that says "Keep Reading" in black text over a stack of aqua-colored books floating over a pink and green hued background. Art is part of a discontinued postcard series entitled "#MariameTaughtMe" created in honor of the brilliant abolitionist organizer Mariame Kaba. 

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Become a monthly donor at $10/month and receive a limited-edition "Keep Reading" sticker*! Pulling from her out-of-print #MariameTaughtMe postcard series (inspired by our dear friend & mentor Mariame Kaba), Monica chose to revive her favorite piece to celebrate the Lit Review podcast.

*Sticker arrives after 3 months of consecutive patronage. Be sure to add your mailing address at checkout!

Artwork description: A digital illustration that says "Keep Reading: the Lit Review podcast" in black text over a stack of aqua-colored books floating over a pink and green hued background. 
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Exclusive, limited-edition "Keep Reading" sticker

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Become a monthly donor at $20/month and receive a limited-edition Lit Review podcast coffee mug, in addition to a limited-edition "Keep Reading" sticker*! For those of you with us from day one, you might remember our original logo-based coffee mug! Here's our updated version, featuring illustrations of your favorite podcast hosts, Monica and Page! Cozy up with some tea or coffee in this lovely mug and tune in.

*All merch arrives after 3 consecutive patronages!

Image Description: A photo of a white coffee mug on a wooden shelf with an illustration of Monica's face reading a book. Not visible in the image is the Lit Review podcast logo and an illustration of Page's face reading a book on the other side. 
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  • Exclusive Sticker - Exclusive, limited-edition "Keep Reading" sticker
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive, limited-edition mug designed by Monica Trinidad

Defender

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Become a monthly donor at $25/month, and receive an exclusive, limited-edition "Read, Listen and Organize" tote bag, in addition to a coffee mug and sticker*, as described in previous tiers!

*All merch arrives after 3 months of consecutive patronage. Be sure to add your mailing address at check out. 

Image Description: A photo of Monica standing in a park in front of a mural in the Pullman District. She's wearing a black face mask, a black sweater and is holding the black Lit Review tote bag. 
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  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - Exclusive, limited edition "Read, Listen & Organize" tote
  • Exclusive Sticker - Exclusive, limited-edition "Keep Reading" sticker
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive, limited-edition mug designed by Monica Trinidad

Champion - Loyalty Program

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Become a donor at $30/month for one whole year as part of our Patreon loyalty program, and every 3 months from the start of your donation, you'll receive an exclusive, limited-edition merch item designed by co-host, artist, and organizer Monica Trinidad. 

On deck we have (in mailing order):
  • Exclusive podcast mug (3 months)
  • Exclusive tote bag (6 months)
  • Exclusive poster (9 months)
  • Exclusive t-shirt (12 months)
Image Description: A mustard yellow illustration of a small stack of books and the words "Read, Listen and Organize: The Lit Review podcast" on a black background. Artwork by Monica Trinidad and appears on the tote bag and t-shirt.  
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  • Exclusive Poster - Exclusive Lit Review merch not available anywhere else!
  • Exclusive Organic Tote Bag - Exclusive Lit Review merch not available anywhere else!
  • Exclusive Mug - Exclusive Lit Review merch not available anywhere else!
  • Exclusive T-shirt - Exclusive Lit Review merch not available anywhere else!

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About The Lit Review

Why talk about books?
Knowing that books and political study are not always accessible for a variety of reasons –financial limitations, academic jargon, time barriers– Monica Trinidad and Page May, two-Chicago based abolitionists, launched this podcast to serve as an extra tool for community to utilize on the long road towards abolition and liberation.

In each episode, Monica and Page talk with community organizers, activists, and cultural workers –mostly based in Chicago– about one influential book that has helped them develop their political analysis and theory of change. Together, they break down key concepts, terms, strategies, and tactics, while also holding space for complexity, contradictions, and dreaming up a more just world.

How we got started
Sparked in a moment of urgency in November of 2016, the Lit Review podcast launched as part of a mass organizing strategy in building a stronger resistance in Chicago to the incoming Trump administration.

Through the leadership of Black cis, trans, femme, and queer organizers in Chicago, one of the many tactics considered at meetings was a podcast that made space for political education, an essential element that often gets left behind in the midst of rapid response activism and organizing.

Why your support matters
As a side project for both Monica and Page, we need all the support we can get to keep this podcast online year round! Your financial support helps us pay our platform subscriptions, production support, social media and public relations support, and transcription needs for accessibility. We appreciate any dollar amount that feels meaningful to you! Thank you for supporting political education in our long-term fight for liberation. 

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