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Lia Rose's Fundraiser:

End Solitary Confinement

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BENEFITING: Community Futures Collective

ORGANIZER: Sarah

EVENT DATE: Jun 25, 2013

Lia Rose

THE STORY:

"When my dear friend Sarah Shourd told me about the fundraising campaign to help raise awareness about the cruelty of solitary confinement, I knew I wanted to help.  She offers a way to give directly to a campaign led by someone who has *lived through* solitary confinement -- indeed, I cannot think of a person I would want to support more in these efforts than Sarah Shourd.  With your help, she will compile the stories of people facing solitary *right now*, and she will work tirelessly to strengthen this important movement. I have seen her in action and she knows no other way than to give it her ALL.  Please donate what you can." -- Lia Rose

 
ABOUT THE PROJECT: BY SARAH SHOURD
For this project I will draw from my own experience as an author, a journalist and the 410 days I spent in solitary confinement while held as a political hostage by the Iranian government from 2009-2010. My goal is to portray real stories with truthfulness, dignity and complexity and also to make the experience of watching this play as visceral as possible.
I want the audience to breathe along with a young man having a panic attack after being denied a visit with his mother, to crawl inside the skin of an immigrant detainee terrified of being deported and to travel with a lifer on a magic carpet of memory—only to be pulled back into the stark, implacable reality of the hole. By hearing these stories, my hope is that the audience will be able to relate to the men and women enduring this torture in our prisons, to their pain but also to their resistance to the dehumanizing forces around them, their incredible resilience…and their refusal to be institutionalized.  
Once the play is written we’ll move to stage production—enlisting well-known actors and survivors to perform in cities across the country. Our strategy is not just to perform the play—in each city we visit we will meet with local politicians, prison officials, activists, survivors and their families. Everywhere we go, we will provide our audience with ways to stay involved, act on what they’ve seen and contribute to nation-wide efforts to end this practice in our prisons for good.
 
Become a Producer for ‘Opening the Box’:
We want your name on our permanent website and playbill!
$100 donation = Your name on our permanent website as a donor
$250 donation =  Your name on our permanent website as an elite donor
$500 donation = Your name on our website as a top donor
$1000 donation = Your name on website and playbill as a producer
$2,500 donation = Your name on website and playbill as an elite producer
$5,000 donation = Your name on website and playbill as a top producer

$425

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris Kantarjiev

     

  • Lucy Clark

    $20

  • Mari

    $100

  • Laura Sullivan

    $10

  • Vanessa Flynn

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • carole russell

    $125

  • Amanda Cartier

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Barby Zel

    $20

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43% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $19,832 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Sarah Shourd

Amount Raised

$10,332

 

34% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Rev. Nora Smith

Amount Raised

$1,145

 

57% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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James Sadri

Amount Raised

$1,090

 

109% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Emily Churchill

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

100% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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robert egger

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Amy Fettig

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Kelly Winter

Amount Raised

$970

 

97% Raised of $1,001 Goal

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Crystal Bybee

Amount Raised

$930

 

93% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Barby Zel

Barby Zel

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Amanda Cartier

Amanda Cartier

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

carole russell

carole russell

DONATION: $125

100 for carole and 25 for another donor 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Great cause, I've experienced it before...several times... 5 years ago

Vanessa Flynn

Vanessa Flynn

DONATION: $15

In tribute to humanization of humanity. 5 years ago

Laura Sullivan

Laura Sullivan

DONATION: $10

What a great cause, Lia! I'm very excited to hear your new album! 5 years ago

Mari

Mari

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Lucy Clark

Lucy Clark

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Chris Kantarjiev

Chris Kantarjiev

5 years ago