Three Ways to Support Prison Abolition Work NOW

Immersive Theatre, Graphic Novels and Tui Na for Justice

Dear Friends,

Please take a minute to read about three, exciting developments in my life and work:

1)   After extending our run twice, the FINAL THREE PERFORMANCES of The BOX, a critically acclaimed play about hope and resistance in solitary confinement, will take place in San Rafael this weekend. Tickets are still available for Oct. 24, 25 and 26th. “As a formerly incarcerated person I found The BOX to be remarkable,” says Ray Evans. “It brought up some hard realizations,” says audience member Stacy Crinks, “about all the hurt we’ve created with our prison system, and the amount of work required to repair those broken lives." Help us SELL OUT these final shows and HIT THE ROAD on a National End of Isolation Tour in the Spring.

2)   The graphic novel I co-created is now available at a discounted price at Haymarket Books, Flying Kites: A Story of the 2013 California Prison Hunger Strike is a  “Beautifully illustrated graphic novel about resilience, forgiveness, hope, and what it means to find your own voice behind prison walls.”

3)   More great news! I’m re-opening my massage practice, Tui Na for Justice, in October. Take care of yourself and while helping fund my work. I will be offering sessions in Oakland, inside wearing masks or outdoors without. Proof of vaccination is required. If you are interested in a session for yourself or in purchasing a gift certificate for someone else email me at sarah@sarahshourd.com. Discounts for formerly incarcerated or system-impacted people are available.

Yours in Community, Sarah Shourd and End of Isolation Crew