Category Archive: revolt

Upcoming Community Dinners

The next Chicago community dinners will be: Sunday, July 24th (with Chicago Community Bond Fund!) and Sunday, August 28th If you’d like to learn more about Black and Pink, chat with Black and Pink members, and participate in this great community with food and conversation, community dinner is a great way to do all of those …

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Abuse in Texas Prison


  Sometimes we get letters from prisoners where they just want us to know about the violence and harm that is happening. Sometimes they are doing all the advocacy on their own and they need us to know that they are fighting. Sometimes the best thing you can do is bear witness to the suffering …

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Message from Jason (June 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As I write this letter LGBTQ people around the country are grieving after the brutal attack on the club Pulse’s Latinx* night in Orlando, Florida. Those of us on the outside have been able to go to public vigils and have been allowed …

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Looking for opportunities to volunteer?

**UPDATED TO CORRECT AUGUST PEN PAL MATCHING DATE** Hello friends! If you’ve been thinking about volunteering with Black and Pink, now is the time! We’re a bit behind on processing mail from our inside members and we would love your help. Come share a meal, eat snacks, check out our impressive stamp collection, and write …

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June 2016 Updates & Events

We were able to mail out this picture in May!

Hi Everyone! We want to give you updates from some of our inside members as well as share some of our goals for free world allies. We are always welcoming Free World penpals. We are developing a ReEntry bridge since Jada ‘got out’.  We joined the national effort to END Solitary Confinement. And, are always …

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Letters to Our Family (May 2016)

Dear Family, I write to you with humbleness in my heart, and quilt on my conscience. I have fallen, hard. Once again I am in a hospital because I tried to kill myself. This is my 5th suicide attempt since my incarceration in April 2000. I get overwhelmed by my emotions and I don’t know …

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Message from Jason (May 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. Like last month I am sitting here with my dog, trying to make sure we stay on top of things at the office. One of the best things about the office right now is that we recently hired a part time National Office …

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The Spirit Inside: Black and Pink Members on Religion and Sexuality Behind Bars

Read and share this zine on religion and sexuality created by Black and Pink members locked up in prisons across the US! Many thanks to Eli and and Jerry for editing this zine (a beautiful inside/outside prison collaboration) You can read the zine online below or download the zine HERE.

Message from Jason (April 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. Last month I was sitting in the same office chair I am sitting in now, but this time it’s a gorgeous day. Also, my partner and I just recently got a dog, he is a little chihuahua dachshund mix, and he’s sitting on …

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Letters to Our Family (March 2016)

Dear Black & Pink, Well once again it’s me Ms. Jazzie Ferrari, writing once again to drop a few lines of wisdom to my people. As we already know the struggle is too real to be fighting with each other, now is the time to come together, I count braver she who controls her desires …

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