Category Archive: revolt

August in Chicago –it’s happening!

Hey there pen-pals, volunteers & supporters! Here’s some updates & announcements from the crew at Black & Pink Chicago this month.  As always – follow us on facebook for more up to date info, and drop us a line at blackandpinkchicago@gmail.com if you have any questions. Fam Mail: “Queer Reels: A Fundraiser for Black & Pink Inside …

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Message from Jason (July/August 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I know that some folks are probably melting in the heat. I know that some prisons are not providing appropriate ventilation, air conditioning, and fans. Please know that you are being thought of during the summer heat. As you go through this month’s …

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Letters to Our Family (July 2016)

To All of Our Black and Pink Family, After the horrible act of hate that claimed the lives of 49 or our brothers and sisters in Orlando, Florida, the LGBTQI Two Spirit community here at USP Tucson made history as we came together to celebrate the first ever LGBTQI 2 Spirit History/Pride event in the …

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Boston-based organizations denounce the American Correctional Associaton!

NO ACA

PRESS RELEASE BOSTON—A coalition of Boston-based justice organizations denounces the American Correctional Association (ACA) and will protest the group’s annual conference, to be held August 5-10 at Hynes Convention Center. The ACA, which a federal appeals court Judge David L. Bazelon has called a “propaganda vehicle for corrections authorities,” promotes prison profiteering and rubber stamps …

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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

what-can-i-do

  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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