Category Archive: Chicago

December Updates

Lots has happened this past month as we close out the year and look forward to 2015! E-mail blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com for more details about any of the following and to get connected… We had two Neighborhood Penpal Meet-ups in November: Pilsen on November 16th and Rogers Park on November 19th. Our next one will be in Logan Square …

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November Updates

October was a big month for us, and lots is coming up! E-mail blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com for more details about any of the following and to get connected… We had a free-world chapter retreat on October 18-19th, that was attended by 14 people, including one of our members recently released from prison, several new volunteers, a few super committed …

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October Updates from Chicago

We hosted a Pen-pal Meet-up  that included focused on solitary confinement. Two formerly incarcerated organizers in Chicago shared their experiences in solitary at the now closed Tamms Supermax Prison and we read testimony from several B&P members incarcerated in Illinois. Several new pen-pals signed up at that event. Our study group is reading Exile and Pride. …

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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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Chicago Chapter: July Updates

June Highlights: Continued processing mail on a weekly basis, maintaining regular communication with inside members and taking new requests for pen-pals. Participated and tabled at Pride Fest and Dyke March (200+ new sign ups) Hosted Citywide Pen-Pal meet up for “free world” pen pals around Chicago to meet each other, share what is going on …

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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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April Updates from B&P Chapters

Boston: Black and Pink has given talks and workshops and held card writing sessions all around the Boston area throughout March, including at: Asian American Resource Workshop (Prison Industrial Complex with an Asian/Pacific Islander resistance lens) Youth Leadership Initiative at YWCA Boston (Prison Industrial Complex and Abolition 101) Suffolk University panel on anti-shackling Brandeis University …

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March Updates from B&P Chapters

San Diego  February 17, 2014 Activist San Diego (ASD) hosted a panel and discussion about the prison industrial complex. Black & Pink-San Diego discussed the disproportionate number of LGBTQ people in prison and the school to prison pipeline as well as the dangers that transgender and gender variant people face in the prison system. There …

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February Updates from B&P Chapters

From New York: NYC Black and Pink had our first meeting and we had a couple of folks show up despite the snow. We heard from the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, which you should check out here, and wrote letters to New York folks. We talked about good tips for getting started and how to …

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