Purpose

Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

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SF Bay Area March Updates

Our next letterwriting night will be back in Oakland at Rock Paper Scissors in March. They are in the final stretch of their Indiegogo campaign, with 4 days left. They have agreed to be our new homebase for Oakland letterwriting nights, and their members have long histories of supporting prisoners and prisoners movements. In April or May, we …

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Update from Southwest Ohio Chapter

We are just coming off of a wonderful experience signing/writing letters and sending surveys (and love) to B&P Members in Southwest Ohio! We contacted over 45 people and are looking forward to hearing back from them! We unfortunately did not have any participation outside of our current team, but we enjoyed creating space and time …

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Letters to Our Family (February 2015)

Stand Tall and Continue When you go through trials and tribulations that’s your time to show what you are really made of, that is when you must remain faithful and might, that’s when you must stand tall and continue. The gates and the walls may confine you physically, but mentally and spiritually, there’s no confines, …

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Message from Jason (February 2015)

Dear friends, I hope this note finds you as well as possible. You will notice that we are still getting our schedule figured out with the newspaper. We appreciate your patience with us. One of the great joys of being an all-volunteer organizing effort is that we have people working with us who are all …

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