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TIPS & IDEAS HOW TO CHEER UP YOUR PENPALS

We are looking for creative ideas to help cheer up our friends on death row which can be sent by letters - for example, our member Isabelle Délèze collected some ideas for the Christmas time which you can find here. For any further information or when you have other creative ideas, feel free to contact Claudia Tramér at penpals@lifespark.org. We will share the ideas in our newsletter.



Lifepark's events


 

Weekend near Frankfurt, Germany on May 20.-22. 2016
Members of the organizations "Initiative gegen die Todesstrafe" and lifespark are invited
to participate at the weekend to the topic "Von Opfern und Tätern".
The event will take place near Frankfurt in Germany and is organized by
Gabi Uhl and Sina Vogt (Initiative gegen die Todesstrafe) and Ines Aubert (lifespark)
The event will be held in German.
For more information, please check the invitation or contact Ines Aubert at aubert.ines@gmail.com.


Lifepark's projects


Lifeshare - Misconceptions

Our members Ines Aubert, Sabrina Trächslin, Claudia Dölker and Bea Wieloch have launched a new lifeshare for lifespark members
and their penpals to contribute with texts which will be put together to a brochure.
The topic is: Misconceptions about death row / about writing a death row prisoner.
Find further information as well as ideas what to write about for the lifeshare 
here,
and feel free to send it your pen pals in prison so they can write a text as well.
The new lifeshare team looks forward to receiving many contributions until April 30, 2016.
For further information or when you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Ines Aubert at Aubert.ines@gmail.com.

In 2015, a team of five lifespark members has collected inputs from penpals in and out of prison answering questions like "What is my true motivation for this penpalship?", trying to track down their own selfishness, their own "murky side". You'll find the lifeshare here.


Projects in cooperation with Inmates' Voices

Inmates' Voices is a Swiss organization which develops and promotes different artistic projects with the goal to give a voice to inmates.
It was found by lifespark members. Find more information under 
www.inmatesvoices.com
.

Project INMATES’ PICTURES – Artworks by American prisoners

Lifespark and Inmates’ Voices are pleased to present a new project which will provide another opportunity for American prisoners to be heard outside their walls: we want to create an exhibition that will display artwork of your pen-friends:

- Drawings

- Paintings

- Objects made in the cells

- Decorated envelopes

- Texts illustrated by drawings, for example a poem with a drawing

- Drawings of the inside of the cell

- Collection of texts

- Literary works (a copy of a book or manuscript) 

We are currently collecting the exhibits; after the exhibition, the artwork will be returned.
Find all detailed information
here.

 
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