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Send a poet to prison

Organized by: Connie Kohler

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THE STORY:

“Each of us is more than the worst thing we’ve ever done.”* Since I began teaching inmates at the Donaldson Correctional Facility this past spring I see how true it is. I have seen first hand over and over again how so many decent people within the corrections system are striving to live meaningful lives against so many odds. The people I work with are starving for information, knowledge and a greater understanding of the world. Several years ago I met the founder and director of the Auburn Prison Arts and Education Program, Kyes Stevens and learned that APAEP offers college level courses at many of the prisons in Alabama. The APAEP team believes that education provides a fertile field for transformation and growth and that these learning experiences contribute to the positive development of the person. APAEP offers courses in in the arts, humanities, hard sciences, and human sciences and currently has the opportunity to bring in two published poets, Jean Valentine and Andrea Gibson, to visit classes and give readings. In order to help defray the cost of the poets’ visits to Alabama, I am asking for donations toward a gift to APAEP. I will match the total donated amount up to $500. Please consider giving a little or a little more than that. You will be helping to enrich lives that are confined to experiencing little beyond the concrete buildings and razor fences. * Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative

$900

 

180% Raised of $500 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Max Michael

     

  • Ann

    $30

  • Christel

    $25

  • Stephanie

     

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  • David B Allison PhD

     

  • Kelley Swatzell

     

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  • Denise

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • MaryGrace Wolnski

    $40

  • The Stayner Family

    $25

  • Chris

    $100

  • Christy

    $50

  • Jody & David Coombs

    $50

  • Crystal Rogers

    $25

  • James Jackson

     

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Connie Kohler

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Darlene

Darlene

3 years ago

James Jackson

James Jackson

3 years ago

Crystal Rogers

Crystal Rogers

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jody & David Coombs

Jody & David Coombs

DONATION: $50

Great idea! 3 years ago

Christy

Christy

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Chris

Chris

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

The Stayner Family

The Stayner Family

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

MaryGrace Wolnski

MaryGrace Wolnski

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Denise

Denise

3 years ago

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