Category Archive: New Orleans

Out in the Night film screening supported by New Orleans chapter

We are so thrilled that the film Out in the Night will be screened at the New Orleans Film Festival as part of the OUTakes Sidebar Series!  Here is a link to the film screenings! It documents the true story of four young Black lesbians who are violently and sexually threatened on the street in NYC. They defend themselves …

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New Orleans folks assist with “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization” Event

Members of the New Orleans chapter were excited to support a mini-conference on August 9th called “Ending Violence, Ending Criminalization.” This event was  the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs’ annual Regional Training Academy!  Co-sponsors and local hosts of the event were BreakOUT!, along with support from Women with a Vision, Inc. and the LGBT Community Center of New Orleans. …

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New Orleans Chapter: July Updates

In New Orleans this month, volunteers met up twice with laptops at Flora’s Cafe to update the profiles of the dozens of Louisiana incarcerated members who wrote us back.   It’s always a nice time, munching down on hummus and nachos and gabbing about queer life in the Big Easy.  The prisoners filled out pen-pal forms …

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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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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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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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