Category Archive: revolt

Black and Pink Member, Jeremy Pinson, Ends Hunger Strike

This is an update from Jeremy Pinson, a member of Black and Pink, and a prisoner currently held at the federal supermax prison in Florence, CO. Jeremy has been on hunger strike protesting the conditions of solitary confinement. This is not his first hunger strike nor his first fight against the Bureau of Prisons. You …

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Letters to our Family (August 2014)

  Whether you are sitting up or laying down in your cell-block, dorm, or at your home, remember you’re a beautiful person inside & out. Never second guess your beauty because it comes from within. The world sees the outside and judges the LGBT family members from outward, but they have not traveled the roads …

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Message from Jason (July 2014)

Dear friends, Each July it is impossible to write an intro letter without talking about one of the most important speeches in history. On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave a speech titled, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” Frederick Douglass was a Black abolitionist who had escaped slavery and fought for …

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Letters to Our Family (July 2014)

Dear Black & Pink, Greetings to all of the Black & Pink family! Smile! I really love the writing from our community, it shows both good and bad things that us transwomen go through in men’s prisons. So I give you all a shout out to my LGBT family, especially my sisters that continue to …

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Black and Pink at FREE HER Rally in Washington D.C.

Free Her Rally

My name is KC Mackey, and I’m a volunteer for Black and Pink, an open family of queer and trans prisoners and free world allies who support each other. Our work towards abolishing prisons is rooted in the experiences of currently and formerly incarcerated people. I am here to read to deliver messages from 3 …

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Advocacy Campaingn for Trans-Women (ACT!)

Advocacy Campaign for Trans-women (ACT!) Started by Jennifer Gann, Black & Pink California Prison Chapter Leader Black & Pink has led an advocacy campaign on my behalf over the past year concerning the discrimination, sexual harassment, and legitimate safety concerns I have experienced as a transgender woman in a men’s prison. We made complaints to …

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May Updates from B&P Chapters

New York City: Black and Pink NYC had a letter writing and dinner with GLOBE Bushwick and will be having a letter writing and movie screening of “A Kiss for Gabriela” at Bureau of General Services Queer Division on May 11th.   Buffalo: Buffalo Black and Pink will have its first planning meeting on May …

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What Does Rick Perry's Refusal To Adopt Prison Rape Elimination Act Mean for Texans Behind Bars?

Thursday, 10 April 2014 By Victoria Law, Truthout The excellent article below from Truthout includes an interview with Black & Pink’s Jason Lydon:  Governor Rick Perry has announced that Texas will not comply with the Prison Rape Elimination Act. Perry claims that reports of sexual abuse behind bars have decreased dramatically with Texas’ Safe Prisons Program. Advocates …

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April Updates from B&P Chapters

Boston: Black and Pink has given talks and workshops and held card writing sessions all around the Boston area throughout March, including at: Asian American Resource Workshop (Prison Industrial Complex with an Asian/Pacific Islander resistance lens) Youth Leadership Initiative at YWCA Boston (Prison Industrial Complex and Abolition 101) Suffolk University panel on anti-shackling Brandeis University …

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March Updates from B&P Chapters

San Diego  February 17, 2014 Activist San Diego (ASD) hosted a panel and discussion about the prison industrial complex. Black & Pink-San Diego discussed the disproportionate number of LGBTQ people in prison and the school to prison pipeline as well as the dangers that transgender and gender variant people face in the prison system. There …

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