Thank you to the 2015 Womyn's Music and Art Festival for their successful fundraising efforts for The Demeter Foundation. It was a wonderful day and we greatly appreciated it.
The Demeter Foundation was recently contacted regarding the overcrowding of Harris Hall at Taycheedah Correctional Institute in Fond du Lac, WI. More than 50 women have access to only three showers and more women are scheduled to move into the building. Lack of facilities to keep clean cause mental and physical health risks. According to health codes there has to be a minimum number of showers and toilet facilities to provide humane and sanitary conditions. Taycheedah is over capacity in all of its housing areas. UPDATE: An email sent to Warden Deanne Schaub was responded to. The showers have extended hours and when resources allow new shower facilities will be built.
What happens to babies who are born in women's prisons here in the United States?
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The Demeter Foundation will again be the beneficiary of this years Madison Womyn's and Arts Festival on Sunday, June 21. Please join us for an afternoon and evening of wonderful music and art in Madison, WI. To view the event poster click here
11×15 is WISDOM’s state-wide campaign to decrease Wisconsin’s prison population to 11,000 by the end of 2015. It is a challenge from the faith community to all the people of the State of Wisconsin so that we might all have safer, healthier, less wasteful, and more just communities. To learn more about this important initiative visit prayforjusticeinwi.org
Read the ACLU's report on the damaging effects of the solitary confinement of women in America's prison systems. See the report here.
The 12 Keys of Spiritual Activism relates to people of all backgrounds.It enables individuals or groups to develop the noble qualities of compassion, wisdom and gratitude. The women The Demeter Foundation works with are encouraged to have these elements incorporated in to their lives as part of holistic care for themselves.Follow this link to learn more about the 12 Keys of Spiritual Activism..