On September 26th, 2021 a bunch of us were going to meet on our prisons yard as friends and give speeches like we were at our Toastmasters meetings. So many of us love public speaking and the one platform we had is gone because of COVID. But the urge and drive to do what we love remains.

Because of outbreak concerns we cannot meet as planned. However, we CAN still give our speeches in writing! So instead of speaking, we are writing what we *would* have said had we been there and since it’s virtual, we can include more speeches!! Yay!

Here’s the details:

What: Dormant Voices Virtual Speech Event

Where: HumanMe.org

When: September 26th, 2021- A new speech will be posted every 30 minutes until we run out (some are even trying to give them by phone, if anyone can do this we will get those up!)

Time: First speech gets posted at 10 a.m. PST

And we absolutely have room for more speakers! If *You* want to write a speech or give a speech and post it, let us know and we will include you!

Why: Because COVID has taken alot away and just because were in prison doesn’t mean we have to act like it. We’re doing it because we love speaking. And HumanMe loves giving a platform for rehabilitated individuals to use, (that’s our whole get down, you know!?!)

You’re Invited!!! As well as anyone who wants to participate or share.

With Love and Excitement
Ruth Utnage