Digital #LoveLetters from children of the incarcerated

Back in February, we announced a new effort from Google.org focused on racial justice, including support for organizations working to end mass incarceration. This is a critical issue in the United States, which represents 5 percent of the world’s population, but 25 percent of the world’s prison population.Read the full article

Kids Read Love Letters To Their Moms

"Love Letters" is a national campaign to uplift the voices of young people who have an incarcerated parent. On Mother's Day and Father's Day, we are asking many of the 2.7 million children in the United States who have at least one parent incarcerated to share letters they have written to their mother and father. During this time, let’s remember our parents behind bars and the devastating human cost of mass incarceration. Please join us in supporting organizations that keep parents connected to their children: Hour Children: http://hourchildren.org In Arm's Reach: http://inarmsreach.net The Osborne Association: http://www.osborneny.org Essie Justice Group: http://www.essiejusticegroup.org The Messages Project: http://themessagesproject.org POPS The Club: https://www.facebook.com/popstheclub For more videos of young people reading their "love letters," please visit Hour Children's YouTube Page: https://youtu.be/1zGSqaZ655s?list=PLUxMHZjkZyBnwKnh6ntXufw-YrIAOIwnW If you would like to share your "love letter" to your incarcerated parent, please upload to YouTube on your own page and tag it: Love Letters Directed by Paola Mendoza Produced by Joseph La Morte Gloria La Morte Ebony Underwood Executive Producer Malika Saada Saar Michael Skolnik Director of Photography Sofia Oggioni Featuring Tianne King & Heaven King (In order of appearance) Giavanna Latta Tyshontae Williams Baruch Rogers Kelly Woolf Aliyah Smith Sire Milan Kouture Edmonds Sanya Paul Shyzaya Louallen Christina Martinez Shazire Louallen 1st Assistant Camera Samantha Pyra 2nd Assistant Camera Danny Ryan Gaffer Carey Hu Grip Jonathan Mendez Sound Mixer Mike Wolf Snyder Hair & Make Up Artist Rebecca Noparast Production Assistant Ulysses Ruiz Editor Saba Riazi Music by Konsonant Catalogue “Love is Everything” Artist - Gil Talmi Composer - Gil Talmi & Helen Coleshill Tittles and Graphics by Natalie To Sound Design Matt Snedecor Colorist Karla Carballar Special Thanks: Rosario Dawson Hill Harper YouTube Space NY Hour Children In Arms Reach, Inc. Osborne Association Terrence Stevens Miko Underwood


Rosario Dawson & Hill Harper Read A Love Letter

"Love Letters" is a national campaign to uplift the voices of young people who have an incarcerated parent. On Mother's Day and Father's Day, we are asking many of the 2.7 million children in the United States who have at least one parent incarcerated to share letters they have written to their mother and father. During this time, let’s remember our parents behind bars and the devastating human cost of mass incarceration. Please join us in supporting organizations that keep parents connected to their children: Hour Children: http://hourchildren.org In Arm's Reach: http://inarmsreach.net The Osborne Association: http://www.osborneny.org Essie Justice Group: http://www.essiejusticegroup.org The Messages Project: http://themessagesproject.org POPS The Club: https://www.facebook.com/popstheclub If you would like to share your "love letter" to your incarcerated parent, please upload to YouTube on your own page and tag it: Love Letters. Featuring Rosario Dawson Hill Harper Directed by Paola Mendoza Produced by Joseph La Morte Gloria La Morte Ebony Underwood Executive Producer Malika Saada Saar Michael Skolnik Director of Photography Sofia Oggioni (NYC) Hans Charles (DC) 1st Assistant Camera Samantha Pyra (NYC) Michael Wilson (DC) 2nd Assistant Camera Danny Ryan Gaffer Carey Hu Grip Jonathan Mendez Sound Mixer Mike Wolf Snyder Hair & Make Up Artist Rebecca Noparast Production Assistant Ulysses Ruiz Editor Alessandra Lacorazza Music by Konsonant Catalogue “Eyes” Artist - Coyote Grace Composer - Joe Stevens “Love is Everything” Artist - Gil Talmi Composer - Gil Talmi & Helen Coleshill Tittles and Graphics by Natalie To Sound Design Matt Snedecor Colorist Karla Carballar Special Thanks YouTube Space NY Hour Children In Arms Reach, Inc. Osborne Association Terrence Stevens Miko Underwood