A Torture Awareness Month Event:
In juvenile facilities across California, children are held in solitary confinement for days, weeks, and months at a time. This unnecessarily harsh disciplinary practice harms young people and exposes them to a lifetime of psychological and developmental trauma.
Endorsed by ICUJP, "If the SHU Fits-Voices from Solitary Confinement," is a production that shares voices of survivors of solitary confinement and their loved ones. This resource powerfully weaves together excerpts of letters, blog entries, government reports and speeches of family members and survivors, all organized into a one-hour Reader's Theatre Format.
The production will be followed by a session of:
- Shared Stories
- Strategies to make meaningful change and
- How to take action!
Find out about SB 124 (Leno), which takes California in the right direction by placing limitations on the use of solitary confinement in juvenile justice facilities and encouraging them to explore more positive and developmentally appropriate methods for working with youth.
If the SHU Fits is produced by Dramastage Qumran, LA Laborfest, & Public Works Improvisational Theatre, and supported by the Bill of Rights Defense Center (BORDC), National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT) and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition (PHSSC).
Endorsing Organizations (more to be added): American Friends Service Committee-LA, Anti-Racist Action, Café Intifada, Children’s Defense Fund of California, Global Women’s Strike, Progressive Christians Uniting (PCU), Stop olive Violence, The WE Empowerment Center, Youth Justice Coalition.
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