Category Archive: revolt

Letters to Our Family (April 2017)

Black & Pink Family, Hey, my name is Koriana, I’m 21 years old and I’m in Chillicothe Correctional Center. I’ve been locked up for 2 1/2 years and I still have another year and a half left. I’ve been getting these Black & Pink newsletters for a while, but I feel like this last one …

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Message from Jason (April 2017)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you well. I am writing this note on the Spring Equinox, imagining the life peeking out from under some of the snow we have here in Boston. I am glad to see the winter go, as my friend Tyrone said, “We survived our first of four winters under …

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First Working Group Meetings Call Schedule

After a process of building a new structure for Black and Pink’s national work, we are kicking off national working groups focused on specific work areas. These first calls will be about getting to know each other, introducing the general idea behind the projects, and deciding how best to move the group’s work forward. Even …

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Welcome Monica James, National Organizer!

We are incredibly excited to announce that we have hired Monica James as the first ever National Organizer for Black and Pink. Monica will start working with us in mid-March. We are so excited to have her on board. Monica will be responsible for supporting chapters, both inside and outside of prison, coordinating national working …

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Volunteers needed for new working groups

We are creating 10 new working groups and we need you to volunteer! These 10 working groups will meet over the phone or on video chats and will be responsible for strengthening Black and Pink’s efforts. These working groups will have staff support from the National Director or the National Organizer from Black and Pink. …

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Letters to Our Family (February 2017)

My name is Kara Rene B.  I am a transgender female prisoner currently incarcerated at WCI in Ohio. I would like to share an experience with you about how the State Constantly negates my rights as a transgender prisoner. One day there was a fundraiser and we could pay for pictures at $4.00 per photo.  …

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Message from Jason (February 2017)

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. For those of you who have been allowed to go outside, maybe you have noticed some of the unseasonably warm weather that has been going across the country in February. As much as I don’t want global climate change to destroy our planet, …

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Message from Jason (January 2017)

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. As I write this letter people around the country, and people around the world, are talking about the protests that took place during the inauguration and the Women’s marches that occurred all across the country. The Women’s Marches that occurred on January 21st …

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Letters To Our Family (January 2017)

Dear Black/Pink Family Hi, This is Bobbie from Texas and I would like to have a moment. In reading articles in the Black/Pink it occurs to me that the paper is a clearing house for news that concerns transgender women and other LGBT people. We need a little help, the  most dangerous ***** in America …

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Recent Developments in 3 Cases involving HIV

Catherine Hanssens from The Center for HIV Law & Policy has provided this summary of recent developments in three cases involving HIV as proof of intent to harm. Two are criminal; one involves indefinite civil commitment based on the finding that the individual is a dangerous sex offender in need of supervision under NY’s Article 10. …

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