January 30, 2014 RSS feed

Seeking Poetry and Art: 10th Annual Conference on Women Offenders

The Planning Committee for the Annual Statewide Conference on Women Offenders seeks your artistic contributions to be included in the April 21, 2014 conference. The theme this year focuses on domestic violence. Women are invited to tell their stories of survival and change through artistic creations or poetry. Your submission should focus on the theme of domestic violence and must be your own work.

Poetry or artwork of all types are accepted and submissions are DUE by April 1, 2014. ONLY one submission will be accepted per person.

Please submit your work to your caseworker, probation/parole agent, counselor, or you can mail it to:

Conference on Women Offenders - P.O. Box 14232, St. Paul, MN 55104

Submissions will be honored and displayed at the conference.

The committee will select 3 submissions from each category (visual &written) that will each receive a $50 honorarium. Please include your name, address, phone number (or a person at your facility we can contact as your representative) so that we may return your items and/or send the honorarium. Winners will be invited to attend the conference at no cost if they are available to do so.


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January 25, 2014 RSS feed

Letters to an Incarcerated Brother
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A compelling, important addition to Hill Harper's bestselling series, inspired by the numerous young inmates who write to him seeking guidance.

After the publication of the bestselling Letters to a Young Brother, accomplished actor and speaker Hill Harper began to receive an increasing number of moving letters from inmates who yearned for a connection with a successful role model.

With disturbing statistics on African-American incarceration on his mind (one in six black men were incarcerated as of 2001, and one in three can now expect to go to prison some time in their lifetimes), Harper set out to address the specific needs of inmates.

A powerful message from the heart, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides advice and inspiration in the face of despair along with encouraging words for restoring a sense of self-worth. As the founder of Manifest Your Destiny, a nonprofit outreach program for at-risk teens, Harper has seen firsthand the transformative effect of mentorship and the power of a positive role model.

This latest addition to Hill Harper's Letters series delivers visionary, compassionate responses to the real-life circumstances of inmates. As with the other Letters books, Harper includes moving contributions from top educators, activists, thought leaders, and entertainers. Uplifting and insightful, Letters to an Incarcerated Brother provides the hope and inspiration inmates and their families need.
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