Black & Pink invites you to participate in our annual Multi-City Winter Holiday Card-Making Party for LGBTQ+ People in Prison!
Organizing a card-making party in your town is easy and a ton of fun – Here’s how:
Step 1: register your event here: http://bit.ly/1sn2HHH
– events can be a small as 3 people or as big as you want.
Step 2: Invite Your Friends & Neighbors!
Step 3: Gather card-making supplies
– we’ll email you a holiday card-making toolkit that includes printable cards, names & bios of LGBTQ+ B&P members in prison, and an insert to include that explains who is sending the card and why
– we’ll also provide a copy of our card-writing guidelines
Step 4: Host your event between Nov. 30th & Dec 15th!
– Gather your friends/people in your community together for a fun evening of card making
Step 5: Mail your cards & let us know how it went.
**** SF BAY AREA EVENTS! ****
Here are two SF Bay Area events, with another to come from our friends at Station 40:
Sunday, Nov 30 3-8pm at El Rio in SF: Homo for the Holidays! Join us at this community event to decorate and send cards while supporting Bay Area local queer crafters, vendors and performers. All proceeds for the raffle will be going to us to send stamps and other supplies to our members currently in Northern California prisons, so come out and support!
Tuesday, Dec 9 5:30-8pm with Justice Now at their office in Downtown Oakland: Justice Now & Flying Over Walls Holiday Card Writing Party! We will have lots of snacks, drinks, supplies (and info on ways to get more involved in the movement to abolish prisons, if that happens to be your new years resolution), so we just ask that you bring you, bring your friends, and bring a donation to help pay for postage. All proceeds from the event beyond cost of postage will go directly to support the work of Justice Now in 2015!!
**** ABOUT BLACK & PINK ****
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.
for more: http://www.blackandpink.org/