Laura

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Date registered: June 14, 2014

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  1. Black & Pink is signing up PenPals at the Philly Trans Health Conference — June 13, 2014
  2. San Francisco Bay Area/ Flying Over Walls June Update — June 9, 2014
  3. Boise June Update — June 9, 2014
  4. Buffalo Chapter Update — June 9, 2014
  5. Chicago Updates — June 9, 2014

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Black & Pink is signing up PenPals at the Philly Trans Health Conference

For the first time, Black & Pink has a table at the 13th Annual Philadelphia Trans Health Conference! Dozens of attendees have already stopped by and signed up to join Black  & Pink at this conference whose focus “is promoting transgender health and wellness in mind, body, spirit, and community.” Black & Pink members from Boston, …

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San Francisco Bay Area/ Flying Over Walls June Update

May highlights: We had a packed house for our first intro workshop on prison abolition and queer resistance! We participated in the Global Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth. We made a new relationship with a local LGBTQ seminary school group (hosting our monthly letterwriting night there and making plans to host again in the fall). We supported TGIJP at …

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Boise June Update

We continue to meet on a regular basis for pen-pal writing, discussion, and community building around resistance to the violence of the prison industrial complex. We were invited by a professor at Boise State University to speak with her classes about Black and Pink and the impact of mass incarceration on queer and trans people …

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Buffalo Chapter Update

May 9th – First meeting at Burning Books. We discussed what comprises the PIC, the systems of oppression that uphold it , and issues specific to Buffalo. We talked about the history of Black and Pink, thought about organizations we could partner, and how to do better outreach. May 18th – We hosted a sign …

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Chicago Updates

May Highlights: Continued processing mail on a weekly basis, maintaining regular communication with inside members and taking new requests for pen-pals. Began reading survey responses from our inside members that will inform our advocacy and organizing work in the long-term. Co-Sponsored the Locked up/Locked Out march  as part of the National Week of Action Against …

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New Orleans Chapter Update

In New Orleans, we’ve sent letters to the 100 incarcerated members in Louisiana asking them to update their PenPal Information Form and write a “First Letter” to a new penpal. We also asked them to let us know about organizations they think we should reach out to, and several folks are eager to assist in …

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Boston Chapter Update

Boston Mail Processing: every Sunday in June at Make Shift Boston (549 Columbus Ave near the intersection of Mass Ave and Columbus Ave) from 1pm to 4pm. “Free World” Family Dinner is cancelled for June because we will all be so busy at conferences and Pride and things this month. But keep your eyes peeled for queer/trans anti-imperialist …

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San Diego Chapter Update

May 1st– Black & Pink-San Diego officially joined Guerrilla Pride San Diego. Guerrilla Pride San Diego is a radical alternative to mainstream Pride that celebrates queerness in every form and is opposed to the corporatization and militarization of our community. May 23rd– Postcard Writing Party and Potluck- Local activist in the San Diego community come together …

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