Decade of Black and Pink

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After 10 years of organizing with LGBTQ folks toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex, Black & Pink is thrilled to be hosting a Decade of Black and Pink on Friday October 16th-Sunday October 18th 2015 in Boston, MA!


Join us as Friday night at Hibernian Hall in Roxbury to kick off a weekend of celebration, community building, healing, skills sharing, and strategizing for the future!!! Keep track of event and see who else is coming on the facebook event page.

6-7:00pm – Buffet Dinner! 
(dinner will be catering by Haley House, with options for meat, vegetarian, vegan, gluten free)

7-9:30pm – PROGRAM
Speakers include: 
Miss Major
CeCe McDonald
Bo Brown
Ashanti Allston
… and MORE!
MC for the night Sasha Taylor (up from San Antonio, TX)

**the program will have Spanish and ASL interpretation**
**We are working to figure out streaming if possible**

Recordings from prisoner members telling their own stories!

Big RELEASE of the findings from our National LGBTQ Prisoner survey. 1,200 prisoners responded to 133 questions!

We will also be giving AWARDS!
Kuwasi Balagoon Award
Out of Control Award
Pay it No Mind Award
Mike Riegle Award

Local performers will entertain us with their style and grace!

and then we will dance the night away!

Dress however you feel comfortable; fancy or not. There is no entry fee though you are welcome to bring money or a checkbook for donations.

Directions for Friday Night:
Hibernian Hall
184 Dudley St, Boston, MA 02119
(There is a bus station right there in Dudley square and it’s also a 15 minute walk from Roxbury Crossing MBTA stop)


Rest of the weekend information:


Saturday will be a time when we have healing opportunities and skill sharing. Registration is required.

Breakfast is from 9-10am and then programming from 10am – 7pm (with plenty of breaks).


Saturday evening, at MIT, we will screen the Out in the Night documentary with all the members of the New Jersey 4. We will also be screening clips from multiple documentaries about criminalized LGBTQ people. Follow the facebook event page to stay up to date.

Open to everyone, no advance registration required.


Directions for Saturday & Saturday Night:
MIT, Building 32, Room 123
32 Vassar St. in Cambridge
(Kendall/MIT redline stop is the closest MBTA station)


Sunday we will reflect on the movement toward abolition of the prison industrial complex. We will focus on the specific realities of LGBTQ people as well as the unique role Black and Pink can play moving forward. Day begins at 10:00am and will be a facilitated discussion on the future structure and priorities for Black and Pink.

Registration is required.

Directions for Sunday (only for those registered):
SEIU 615 Building
26 West Street in downtown Boston
(The closest MBTA stop is Park Street station – Green and Red lines)


Contact us at

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Confirmed Speakers

CeCe McDonald

CeCe McDonald

New Jersey 4

Members of the New Jersey 4

Bo Brown

Former Political Prisoner Bo Brown

Miss Major

Miss Major Griffin-Gracy Executive Director at TGIJP

Jason Lydon

Rev. Jason Lydon Founder/National Director of Black and Pink

If you plan on attending any part of the weekend, please register now. In order to make this historic event a success, we are seeking individual and organizational sponsors!  We need volunteers to help plan before and help during the event. Many people will be coming to Boston from out of town, and looking for a friendly place to call home for the weekend. Can you offer housing?