In New Orleans, we’ve sent letters to the 100 incarcerated members in Louisiana asking them to update their PenPal Information Form and write a “First Letter” to a new penpal. We also asked them to let us know about organizations they think we should reach out to, and several folks are eager to assist in our organizing efforts. We’ve gotten back dozens of letters from our incarcerated members already, excited to write to a new friend. We’re also pondering what do to with regards to folks who’ve written us who (currently) identify as straight and cisgender.
We plan to update the database with all of their new information, and table at events to recruit new penpals for everyone!
We will be meeting on the 2nd Mondays and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at Flora’s Cafe on Franklin & Royal in the Bywater! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.