Category Archive: revolt

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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Letters To Our Family (December 2016)

Hi to All My B&P Family, I am a positive person. And I do all I can each day to pass that on to others around me. And even though I have spent almost 22 years in prison I can still say that I learn and grow constantly. Even in the times when I am …

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Message from Jason (December 2016)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you all as well as possible. As I write you this note Donald Trump is preparing to become president of our country. Over the last few weeks we have watched as he nominated white supremacists, bigots, banking executives, and Islamophobic lovers of war to different cabinet positions. You …

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT! National Organizer for Black and Pink!

(download announcement and job description HERE) Application Deadline: January 6, 2017 Start Date: March 15, 2017 To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Jason@blackandpink.org Summary Although Black and Pink provides many direct services to LGBTQ and/or HIV+ prisoners and court-involved people, the goal of our work is to strengthen the movement towards abolition …

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