Chin to the Sky: the Life Sentence of Avis Lee

Our allies from Pittsburgh, Let's Get Free: the Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee, created a play about Avis Lee.

Chin to the Sky is a multi-media creative story telling of the circumstances surrounding the Life Sentence of Avis Lee. When Avis was 18 she was the look out in a robbery that ended in death. Avis is now 54 years old and has spent 34 years in prison. She has no chance of getting out unless her sentence is commuted. She never pulled the trigger. We believe she deserves a second chance.

Our intention is to bring Avis Lee’s story outside of the prison walls and raise awareness of the injustice surrounding Life Without Parole sentences in Pennsylvania.

Following the play, there will be a panel and interactive discussion on mass incarceration.

Suggested Donation: $5 to $10, no one turned away for lack of funds.

Friday, November 7th at 7PM at 123 S. 51st Street at Vineyard Community Church West Philly (51st and Sansom Sts)