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Make a statement: Poetry knows no political boundaries! 

As you may already know, Casa Libre has teamed up with Mariposas Sin Fronteras to support Aleksandra, a writer/poet/journalist from Russia seeking political asylum. Aleksandra is detained in the Arizona prison system. With the help of all of you, Mariposas has raised $3,112 towards Aleksandra’s $5,000 bond. We are so close to helping to get an incarcerated poet out of prison.
 
Can you help? Make a donation through Paypal 
 
At our April Fair Weather Reading with Selah Saterstrom, Lisa Birman, & Elizabeth Frankie Rollins, we will hold a second raffle to support Aleksandra’s immigration bond. $5 raffle tickets will give you a chance to win Casa Libre t-shirts, Mariposa t-shirts, and other prizes. We hope that you can attend a reading with these amazing writers, and are willing to help Aleksandra.
 
Make a statement: poetry knows no political boundaries!  Paypal Link
 
 
"Like a shooting star, I rush down, my rights burned by the atmosphere. Freedom of speech, freedom to chose my day’s activities, to wake up and go to bed when I want. To hide in shadows from sunshine. To cover myself by a blanket inside this icy cell. Dance and sing, express joy or sadness, or the thoughts about suicide: I don’t have a right to die here. The only thing they’ll do for you after spotting your grief—put you in a hole. Isolate you from others as if your mind has some catching disease.
 
Look and decide. Am I real, or am I only a file?"
 
-Aleksandra


With Love, 

Kristen E. Nelson
Executive Director
Casa Libre en la Solana


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FUNDRAISERS

6/10 Fundraiser at Hotel Congress Save the Date! Hannah Levin, Host of The Home Stretch on KXCI and Ambassador of Rock, is organizing a musical feast to benefit Casa Libre.
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WORKSHOPS

The spring workshop series has ended. We'll have fall workshops listed here soon.

READINGS

4/23 Fair Weather Reading Series w/ Alexandra, Lisa Birman & Elizabeth Frankie Rollins
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5/21 May Fair Weather Reading Series w/Annie Guthrie & Janice Lee
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6/3 SALT+BONE Reading w/ Muriel Leung and Grace Shuyi Liew
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