Nursing Home Lives Matter Campaign

A fundraising campaign for OPEN DOORS - a project of CTA

OPEN DOORS supports the creativity and leadership of Black and Brown people who use wheelchairs and inspires action for safer, more just communities.

In response to the pandemic’s devastating impact on the primarily Black and Brown residents of Coler Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Center, OPEN DOORS Reality Poet Vincent Pierce launched #NursingHomeLivesMatter last summer.

The movement seeks to protect nursing home residents and workers who have been systematically disempowered and put in harm’s way by public officials and healthcare administrators. 

With your support Vince and the other Reality Poets will bring their fight from Coler to the national stage—through art and activism that upholds the human dignity of all who’ve been dehumanized and confined within oppressive institutions during this pandemic and beyond. 

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About the Organization

OPEN DOORS - a project of CTA

Make checks payable to Center for Transformative Action and include OPEN DOORS NYC in the memo.
Mailing address:
Center for Transformative Action
PO Box 760
Ithaca, NY 14851

OPEN DOORS is a network of artists, activists and advocates motivated by community building, gun violence prevention and disability rights. At the center of this network are the Reality Poets—a group of current and former residents of an NYC long-term care facility, who are bonded through a shared mission to spread a message of realness, resilience and healing.
OPEN DOORS is a fiscally-sponsored project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA), a nonprofit affiliated with Cornell University. CTA is an alliance of individuals and organizations inspired by principles of nonviolence and committed to bold action for justice. CTA is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Your contribution is tax deductible to the extent allowed by governing laws.