Join us August 10th for Prisoner Justice Day! Here is a link to our Facebook event:
The T.O.D.D. Support and Advocacy Foundation would like to formerly invite you to join us for a Flash Mob Round Dance on August 10th 2017 in honor of Prisoner Justice Day. It will take place from 5-7 pm at the Alberta Legislature building on the main stairs in front of the fountains (10800 97 Avenue, Edmonton).
This is one of our opportunities to bring awareness to and to honor those who have died or who are still suffering while in custody.
It is our hope to show how indigenous and non-indigenous nations can come together and show support for a cause that affects us all; even when we don’t realize it.
Last year, August 10th, 2016, was officially proclaimed as Prisoner Justice Day by Mayor Don Iveson. So, this year we want to make a statement through attendance.
In an effort to get record attendance this year we apologize if you get this invitation more than once but also consider it a good thing 😊
Please share this invitation and feel free to post/and share the attached evite and poster.
In closing if you are or know any singers/drummers please encourage them to come (and bring hand drums), for without them this event will not be possible!
We welcome any feedback once the changes have been published.
To our Members & Supporters,
We hope you are all having a peaceful holiday season and finding comfort in the fact that you are not alone. We are thinking of you, your loved ones and will continue striving for meaningful change. It has been an honour to listen to and share in your journey.
As we reflected on 2016, we were reminded of all that has happened, what has been accomplished and what still needs to be done. We have been fortunate to have made new friends and gathered new supporters. It is because of each of you, your support and courage that we were able to accomplish so much this year.
The realities of having a loved one in prison are painfully difficult, yet by coming together, we have found hope.
Hope on June 10th: The International Day for Children of Incarcerated Parents
Hope on Dec 24th: Coming together to lift one another’s spirits
On behalf of our leadership team, thank you.
We will continue to challenge ourselves and others because we believe that together we can help make things better for all.
T.O.D.D Support & Advocacy Foundation
Trauma is an inevitable part of the prison family experience. However, finding meaning, strength, courage, growth, passion and hope are also part of this journey. Click here for an insightful and informative article on how to find meaning in your suffering.
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“Families whose loved ones are in jail are in crisis and that crisis can last for months, years, decades….It can echo for life, particularly when you’re dealing with young children.”