- Oct. 27, 2020
-- In order to help vouch for senior prisoners who are denied parole and have been wrongfully jailed, Aging People in Prison in partnership with Islamic Leadership Institute of America (ILIA) will host an online virtual letter writing night. This event is open to people of all ages and backgrounds but is specifically targeted towards high school and college students. It will be held on Sunday November 8 at 7:00pm EST. Attendees will be taught how to make change within their communities by writing letters of support to prisons and correctional facilities to substantiate for release.
"You're learning something as well as giving something," remarked the director of ILIA's Educational Programs, including it's most recent, Advocacy and Public Policy Leadership certificate, Alawi Masud. "It's time to put our feet on the ground, these people need our support," he urged.
This event was founded by Tomiko Shine, the director of Aging People in Human Rights Campaign who is also a cultural anthropologist. It has been taking place for years now and this will be the first time it will be held on an online platform.
Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign focuses on "having the human rights of aging people recognized; in order for them to be released and returned to families to begin the process of reintegration and rebuilding communities and a more humane society."
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