Maroon's Granddaughter's Art Auction 4 liberation

My name is Jaya N. Touma-Kajatt Shoatz, I am 19 years old and I attend The University of Vermont as a studio art major. Art is my passion, there is nothing that asserts my position in this world more than the creative process does, I have always aspired to utilize my passions towards the collective liberation of Black folx and as a tool of defense for our people. I've been making art for as long as I can remember and I was happy to ring in the new year by creating this piece. This is a 18"x24" multimedia painting on canvas that I completed just 2 days ago. It is my honor and pleasure to offer this piece to the highest contributor towards Maroon's freedom.

As some of y'all may know, my grandfather, Russell Maroon Shoatz, is a political prisoner held unjustly by the state for nearly half a century. He is 77 years old and is not only battling stage 4 colon cancer but COVID-19, as well. We are asking for his immediate release and for the immediate release of all other aging prisoners over the age of 50 and those with pre-existing conditions for whom incarceration is a death sentence.

Russell Shoatz's health is rapidly deteriorating (DOC #AF3855), demand the immediate release of our beloved elder
We ask for the immediate and unconditional release of Maroon!!!

If you don't live in PA, or if you are unable to contribute financially at this time, please continue to call Governor Tom Wolfe at (717)-787-2500 ! They track the calls from different phones and how many times the same number calls so please keep calling and activate your networks!

Through this gofundme I'd like to auction off my art and see how much we can raise for our vulnerable political prisoners, those who began our movements and fought valiantly for our liberation long before we picked up the torch. Through the events we've all had to bear witness to in the past year, it's also very important for us to remember that we should be fighting to release our political prisoners because if we fail to look to our elders for wisdom, we are doomed to not only relive and perpetuate their struggles but also betray our collective mission.


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  • Samantha LeVine 
    • $25 
    • 1 d
  • Jean Hamilton 
    • $40 
    • 1 d
  • Amber Black 
    • $25 
    • 3 d
  • Phebe Eckfeldt 
    • $40 
    • 7 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 14 d
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Jaya Shoatz 
Raised $40 from 1 donation
Folcroft, PA
Russell Shoatz 
Team member
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