Category Archive: revolt

Letters to Our Family (June 2016)

To everyone in the LGBTQ Community, I would like to reach out and 1) say thank you for all of your time that you have put into the Black & Pink newspaper. It is all encouraging to see that there are people out there who understand and know exactly what I am going through. It’s …

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Message from Jason (June 2017)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I just finished eating a very tasty brownie. It made me think, briefly, about this amazing microwave cake that friends of mine made when I was locked up at Devens years ago. While the food offered by the prisons could not be more …

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Letters to Our Family (May 2016)

Dear Black and Pink Family, I’m in a federal prison in New Jersey via a joint military base. Compared to the responses of letters you receive, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of federal inmates that correspond to Black and Pink. Federal prisons restrict a lot of things that state prisons easily receive, and …

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Message from Jason (May 2016)

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. I am sitting here in my apartment trying to keep my cat from jumping up on the table, but I am failing. He is all grey, very soft, and I let him get away with anything, it’s a problem. His name is Vanzetti, …

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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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