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PRE Congratulates the Center for Young Women’s Development

RE congratulates the Center for Young Women’s Development, San Francisco, for their principled and courageous refusal to accept $100,000 of blood money from Craigslist.

A San Francisco non-profit that helps previously incarcerated women burned a $100,000 check from Craigslist this week in a ritual ceremony, saying accepting the money would be profiting “from a place of exploitation of girls.”

The Center for Young Women’s Development received the unsolicited check last Friday at their Folsom Street office, said executive director Marlene Sanchez. After much discussion and a phone conversation with Craigslist, the staff burned the check on Monday. Craigslist couldn’t be immediately contacted for comment Thursday about their donation going up in flames.


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