Category Archive: revolt

Message from Jason (January 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know that the beginning of the new year brings hope for some but also a sense of hopelessness for others. As the calendar turns it means that some folks are getting closer to their wrap date while for others it can be …

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Message from Jason (December 2014

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know the holiday season can be a really rough time inside the walls. I know that too often family and friends do not reach out with cards or visits, making this time particularly tough. I hope that the holiday cards from volunteers …

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Letters to our family (December 2014)

Dear Black & Pink, I came across your newspaper from a fellow inmate. I had no idea that a paper like this existed. I’m so happy that there is support there for someone in this situation of incarceration such as myself. I really feel as a gay male that I really have allowed myself again …

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We Support the Ferguson Action National Visionary Platform & Demands

WE WANT JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL BROWN. WE WANT FREEDOM FOR OUR COMMUNITIES We Want an End to all Forms of Discrimination and the Full Recognition of our Human Rights The United States Government must acknowledge and address the structural violence and institutional discrimination that continues to imprison our communities either in a life of poverty …

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Dialogue Betwen CeCe McDonald and Jason Lydon

take a watch and a listen (turn up your volume as CeCe’s voice is quiet)

Letters to Our Family (November 2014)

Dear Black and Pink, I have been receiving your newspaper since March of 2014. I see there are a lot of transwomen who write from California Prisons. The stories of abuse by inmates and staff seem to never end. The prison I am at in California is well known for transwomen since the early 80′s. …

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Message from Jason (November 2014)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. It’s hard to believe it’s already November. Also, here is another apology for our slow moving on newspaper things. We are always trying to figure out how to be most effectively on top of that. I appreciate that folks constantly hold us accountable …

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Letters to Our Family (October 2014)

Dear Black ‘n’ Pink, Hello to all of our community! I have over the past couple of months gotten my hands on copies of the latest Black ‘n’ Pink issues. Maybe it’s the fact that I was raised in a religious household that this life confuses me daily. I don’t understand but thanks to Black …

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Message from Jason (October 2014)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I am excited to begin getting surveys from you all. The wisdom you share with us and the information you give will help us strengthen our work. It will also help us tell the truth about what it is like for LGBTQ people …

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Are you a penpal? Tell us about yourself and your experiences!

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We just began an extensive survey of our incarcerated membership, and we’d also like to survey our free-world members!  TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!  We would like to have a better sense of who our free-world penpals are, what characteristics they used to pick a penpal, and importantly, what type of support would be helpful for …

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