The Coalition to Stop the Inhumanity at the Cuyahoga County Jail led by member organization OSA held the “Let them Go!” fundraiser on Friday, May 22nd at 7 pm featuring a variety of talented local musicians including Kyle Kidd & Pete Saudek, Mikey Silas, and Teezy From The Clair as well as speakers David Okpara and Azzurra Crispino, both of whom have been personally impacted by the injustice system.
The two-and-a-half-hour Facebook live event, attended by over 100 people, helped raise over $2,000, with 15% of proceeds going to the musicians themselves. In collaboration with the Cleveland Chapter of The Bail Project, the rest of the money raised was used to help people in re-entry from jail as well as the currently incarcerated, both of whom have been disproportionately affected by the coronavirus.
The health pandemic has been an opportunity to push ourselves to use new and less familiar outlets of organizing. Even while staying home and social distancing, members of OSA continue valuable work fighting for the marginalized.