I work for an organization called Just Detention International (JDI) that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. And this time of year we need your help!
This month, JDI launched a nationwide holiday campaign, Words of Hope (www.justdetention.org/words-of-hope), that allows supporters to do nothing less than help save a life – without spending a dime. JDI has asked people to send a holiday greeting to a survivor of prisoner rape and to protect their anonymity, the messages are typed in online.
Messages have been pouring in from supporters around the world, and we need your help transcribing these messages onto cards, which will go directly to survivors in prison.
Please join JDI staff, volunteers, and survivors on this special day of hope. Come for an hour or five -- whatever you can spare. Food and drinks will be provided.
This video shows what just one card meant to Joe who last year was behind bars and this year will be helping us to write them:
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When: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:00am-3:00pm (come for whatever amount of time you can)
Where: Just Detention International’s office (in an office building in Koreatown)
3325 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Be sure to tell the security guard you’re coming for Just Detention International.
Parking is available in the open parking lot on Catalina Street, between Wilshire and 6th St. (621 S. Catalina St., Los Angeles, 90005). Just mention "Just Detention International" to the parking attendant and be sure to bring your parking ticket.