Murphy Stack

Osheroff-Clark Fund Recipient, 2016


Murphy is an undergraduate student who is majoring in Geography. This summer, Murphy will continue her work with the Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) Resistance campaign. Her responsibilities will include continuing the letter writing network that connects those detained at the NWDC with people on the outside, and people detained in other centers, to break down isolation among those locked up, share organizing strategies, and help protect detained organizers from being targeted for their leadership. Murphy was unable to secure the additional funding required to conduct research to work towards a new initiative that seeks to hold the City of Tacoma and ICE responsible for their role in exposing detained individuals to toxic chemicals (as the Detention Center is constructed on a Superfund site, deemed unsafe for residential purposes). She still hopes to find funding in order to do this work in the future.