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Chicago Updates

May Highlights:

  • Continued processing mail on a weekly basis, maintaining regular communication with inside members and taking new requests for pen-pals.
  • Began reading survey responses from our inside members that will inform our advocacy and organizing work in the long-term.
  • Co-Sponsored the Locked up/Locked Out march  as part of the National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth.
  •  Participated in the National Forum on Police Crimes, hosted by the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression.

Upcoming Events:

  • June 8th- Citywide Pen-Pal meet up for “free world” pen pals around Chicago to meet each other, share what is going on with our inside pen-pals, get feedback/support from each other in how to support/respond to our pen-pals, and write a note to our pen-pals. We’ll also be hearing from Mark Clements and Joey Mogul about the John Burge Police Torture case and fight for reparations.
  • Tabling and outreach at Pride Fest, Pride and Dyke March in June

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