Support Sitawa and his Family

Sitawa and his Family need our Support following a massive stroke

Brother Sitawa is a community leader who has helped initiate positive change to the deadly and destructive policy of indefinite solitary confinement in California.

Since november of last year, Sitawa  suffered a stroke near his spine. His sister Marie and her husband, and friends of Sitawa have been helping him during the short visits allowed, by communicating with him while he lost the ability to speak, and making sure his recovery has been positive.

Because Sitawa is housed far away from his sister Marie, she has had to travel a lot at her own expenses. Without these travels for necessary visits, Sitawa would not have been able to communicate his needs, and he would be in a lot more stress.

Therefore we are fundraising for Sitawa's family to be able to keep visiting him as much as possible under the rules of CDCr. Plus, if Sitawa is granted release because of his situation (as he is basically paralysed), he will need a lot of special care. Sitawa's parole date will be in the summer of 2020.

Background:
Sitawa, along with three other leaders of the Pelican Bay Short Corridor Collective, inspired 30,000 courageous prisoners, who, in their struggle for freedom from the torture of solitary confinement chose to embrace a peaceful strategy in order to bring about much needed change by implementing the powerful tenets of the Agreement to End Hostilities, an agreement that holds today.

Many positive changes were made following the peaceful protests of the summers of 2011 and 2013, and Sitawa was one of the leaders who set a great example of organizing for a good cause for all in unity, in spite of the overwhelming power set against them, and in spite of putting their lives on the line.

It is with Sitawa's bravery and community-spirit in mind that we can do something for him and his family now, and support them on the way to healing. Please donate whatever you can, thank you so much!

44803658_1579209570377995_r.jpegPhoto: Sitawa and his sister Marie in 2017

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 13 d
  • Raphael Folk 
    • $25 
    • 25 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 25 d
  • Nadine Dinshaw 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo

Organizer and beneficiary

Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa 
Organizer
Oakland, CA
Marie Levin 
Beneficiary
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