Category Archive: San Francisco

October Updates from SF Bay Area

This past Saturday, Oct 11, we participated in the Queer Yo Mind Conference, organized by the ASI Queer and Trans Resource Center at SF State University. We tabling throughout the day and attended a panel entitled “The Erasure of Anti­-State Queerstories” with a comrade of our group, discussing the ways that the prison industrial complex, respectability politics and …

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August Updates from Flying Over Walls/ SF Bay Area Chapter

We had a great July letterwriting night! It was awesome to see so many new faces joining our work. We had about 20 folks come through the event, raised $68 that we sent to Marissa Alexander’s legal defense fund, wrote 9 cards and letters to send her, sent 3 one-time cards to B&P folks and started …

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San Francisco Bay Area / Flying Over Walls Chapter: July Updates

We’re still getting our July line-up of letterwriting nights, workshops and other events in order, so stay tuned to our website or facebook for those details as we figure them out! As usual, TGIJP legal support letter-writing nights will happen each Tuesday night from 4:30-8 at 1372 Mission St in SF. There is also a …

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San Francisco Bay Area/ Flying Over Walls June Update

May highlights: We had a packed house for our first intro workshop on prison abolition and queer resistance! We participated in the Global Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth. We made a new relationship with a local LGBTQ seminary school group (hosting our monthly letterwriting night there and making plans to host again in the fall). We supported TGIJP at …

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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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February Updates from B&P Chapters

From New York: NYC Black and Pink had our first meeting and we had a couple of folks show up despite the snow. We heard from the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project, which you should check out here, and wrote letters to New York folks. We talked about good tips for getting started and how to …

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Updates from some B&P Chapters

Black & Pink has chapters or is forming chapters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chicago, Boise, San Diego, Portland, and San Antonio. From the Boise Chapter: Black and Pink: Boise hosted two holiday card writing parties in December at different locations in the Boise downtown area. With the help of free world members, we …

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Updates from some B&P Chapters

  Boise Chapter: Black and Pink: Boise has been holding space weekly for letter writing, reflection, discussion, and support pertaining to living among the prison industrial complex. On Saturday December 7th, we held a holiday card writing party and wrote holiday cards to 96 incarcerated members of the Black and Pink family. Next Saturday we’ll …

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Updates from B&P Chapters

San Francisco Bay Area: Flying Over Walls is launching our queer prison abolition study circle this month! For more information about bay area happenings please email flyingoverwalls@gmail.com San Diego: – Will research policy, legislation, legal advocate and former prisoners who identify as trans* individuals for a January 2014 screening of Cruel and Unusual. – Will be  building our …

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