Upcoming Events in August and September

**As always, every Tuesday in SF at TGIJP for legal support. More info here and join the tgijp mail night facebook group to get updates! 


Next Letterwriting Night: August 25thBlackAugust_Oakland_2009

Monday, August 25 6-8pm
Aunt Charlies Lounge – 133 Turk St, SF, CA 94102

Come Join us at Aunt Charlies Lounge for our August Letter Writing night honoring the memory and organizing legacy of black revolutionary and political prisoner George Jackson, who was gunned down by prison guards during a Black prison rebellion at San Quentin on August 21, 1971. We will be linking this to larger and current issues of militarization and resistance. Whether you are swinging by to pick up a letter, looking to find a long-term pen-pal, or simply want to write a few cards this is a simple way to brighten someone’s day in prison and hang out with some awesome queers. So come hang out with us! (And bring a dollar to donate for stamps and supplies, if you can).


Friday, September 5, 4-6pm
Oakland Marriott City Center – 1001 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607

The 9th annual Urban Shield – the SWAT team training and weapons expo that brings together local, regional and global police-military units – will be held in Oakland this coming September 4-8. Oakland is gearing up to stop it! Building on growing resistance to police militarization in the US, Bay Area community organizations and War Resisters League have come together to call for Oakland’s non-participation in Urban Shield, community self-determination, and solidarity with global movements.


Anniversary of Suspension of Historic 2013 Hunger Strike: Sept 6
Saturday, September 6, 2014, 11am-4pm
Mosswood Park, 3612 Webster St. (W. MacArthur between Webster and Broadway), Oakland
This event will be commemorating the suspension of the largest hunger strike in U.S. history-begun on July 8, 2013 by over 30,000 people.   At great cost to their health, dozens of incarcerated people in CA fasted nonviolently for 60 days, ending on September 5, 2013. There will be a picnic, an open mic and food. 
We’ll be setting up a blanket and bringing supplies to paint our new Black & Pink banner! Come hang out with us!


Unicorns in Prison.. Our next workshop: September 8!!feelmore workshop.pptx
Monday, September 8 7-8:30pm
Feelmore Adult Gallery – 1703 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612

This workshop will introduce and explore the prison industrial complex, including the abolition vs reform frameworks, a historical analysis of the policing and incarceration of LGBTQ people, and current issues and alternatives to incarceration. We hope this workshop will motivate folks to take action against the policing and incarceration of LGBTQ community and become committed to dismantling the prison industrial complex. We also hope to find new penpals for our queer and trans family currently behind bars. The workshop is 100% free but we will be accepting donations to help cover the cost of our work.


rps storefrontSeptember’s Monthly Letterwriting Night: Sept 18
Thursday, September 18 6-8pm
Rock, Paper Scissors – 2278 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
Save the date – join us for our monthly letterwriting night! Theme TBD.

Dreaming Wildly, Fighting to Win, with CeCe McDonald and Ruthie Wilson Gilmore, an evening of celebration and political conversation

Saturday September 20 at 6pm
The Omni, 4799 Shattuck Ave, Oakland
Put on by Critical Resistance Oakland. Tickets: $15 -$50 sliding scale. On sale here!

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