Tucson, Arizona — Nov. 14, 2018 — Join American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) in sending a little hope, compassion and season’s greetings to those locked up in our state prisons at our Fifth Annual Holiday Cards for Incarcerated People Party on Dec. 9, 2018.
We’ll write messages of support to hundreds of people incarcerated throughout Arizona from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. under the outdoor canopy of cottonwoods at La Cocina Restaurant & Cantina (201 N. Court Avenue). This family-friendly event includes live music from Loveland, an ugly sweater contest, a kids’ coloring book station, and La Cocina’s famous taco bar!
AFSC-AZ will also help party-goers write letters to their state representatives and senators, advocating for reform of Arizona’s harsh and outdated sentencing laws, which have led to the 4th-highest incarceration rate in the country.
“Our annual card-writing party is the perfect venue to help the public write their elected representatives and advocate for change,” said AFSC-AZ Program Director Caroline Isaacs. “We love the spirit of this event and the awareness it generates, but ultimately, what we really want is to bring people home and create community-based alternatives to incarceration.”
American Friends Service Committee-Arizona (AFSC-AZ) works to reduce the size and scope of the criminal punishment system in Arizona using research and documentation, advocacy, and policy reform to advance sentencing reform, halt prison expansion, and improve conditions of confinement.
Joe Watson, 602.383.4155