Purpose

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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Black and Pink Boston in Solidarity with Michael Brown and the People of Ferguson

It is with love and anger that we write this statement of solidarity with the family of Michael Brown and those resisting police violence in Ferguson, Missouri. We send our deepest condolences to the family of Michael Brown as they grieve. It is an outrage that police officers are able to continuously kill Black people …

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Chicago Chapter – August Updates

July Highlights: -Several new volunteers have joined us for our weekly mail processing evening, where we maintain regular communication with inside members and take new requests for pen-pals. -We hosted our first neighborhood pen-pal meet-up on the far north side in Rogers Park, Chicago. -On July 23rd, we hosted an Orientation and Info-Session for new volunteers. …

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Moving Beyond Take Back the Night: Black and Pink – Buffalo’s Response to Recently Reported Sexual Assaults

Black and Pink Buffalo is a group of “free world” LGBTQ people and allies and incarcerated LGBTQ people who support each other. We are outraged at the recent violence against women in our community. We acknowledge the harm that has occurred in our communities as well as the fear and anger of those who live …

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Message from Jason (July 2014)

Dear friends, Each July it is impossible to write an intro letter without talking about one of the most important speeches in history. On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass was a Black abolitionist who had escaped slavery and fought for …

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