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WE IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX IS ABOLISHED.

At Black & Pink, we coordinate a nationwide penpal program in which we match incarcerated members with penpals who correspond, build relationships, and participate in harm reduction and affirmation. For an incarcerated LGBTQ person, corresponding with someone on a regular basis is itself a harm reduction strategy, giving that person a support network outside of prison.

To learn more about the program's expectations and guidelines, and to be matched with a Black & Pink member on the inside, please learn more at the link below: 

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As someone with disabilities and health issues that impede my ability to become involved in activism such as protests, I really desired a way to help people and was pointed towards this avenue. I really thought it would be an excellent way to (hopefully) help members of the LGBTQIA+ community who need it most. I grew up with an uncle in prison, and I know how far human connection goes to helping a person keep it together inside.

 

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