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Sarah SAYS:
Dear All, Getting a donati…
Dear All,

Getting a donation from you for Opening the Box felt like a beam of sunlight! We're aggressively looking for producers/funders to help us get this play on stage in 2015. If you have any ideas, please email me sarah@sarahshourd.com.

Recent funds generously given will go towards paying actors for a professional reading we have coming up in February at Z Space in San Francisco. With hope this will create the buzz we need.

The struggle to end prolonged solitary confinement is a strategic one that has the potential of forcing the US prison system to shrink and shift towards rehabilitation. As Angels Davis says, "One can look at solitary as a microcosm of the whole (prison) system. The prison is solitary confinement within the society. And how can one expect to create any kind of rehabilitation...in the context of the kind of isolation that happens in these institutions?”

My Huffing Post Live interview about solitary confinement: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/25/sarah-shourd-solitary-confinement_n_5213410.html

Please stay in touch, think of me for speaking gigs near you (http://www.sarahshourd.com/booking/) and thank you for your energy and commitment towards greater justice in 2015.

Yours, Sarah Shourd

4 years ago
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Sarah SAYS:
Dear Friends of Opening the …
Dear Friends of Opening the Box,
Thanks for continuing to donate! I'm hard at work doing research for my play on solitary confinement: visiting prisons, talking to activists and experts, meeting with playwrights and corresponding with people in solitary and their families. Our 215th person just donated today and I'm hoping we can to 250 in the next few weeks. Please spread the word about your support for this project and ask your friends to donate if they can. Any amount goes a long way to show the energy behind crucial issue. Huge Thanks, Sarah
5 years ago
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Emily Churchill
Emily Churchill
London, United Kingdom
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Journalist and Singer, London, UK

Hearing Sarah's story brought me closer than I could ever have otherwise been to understanding the horror of solitary confinement. I am supporting this project so that more people can hear stories like Sarah's, recognize that solitary confinement is torture, and add their voices to the call for it to end.




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