Sending Holiday Cards Inside

We just dropped over 320 cards and postcards off at the post office, which are now little glimmers of light on their way to our incarcerated members! 
Thank you to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence for their grant, which is helping pay for postage from the 2 events we organized as well as 2 additional events hosted by our free world friends. And to East Bay Depot for Creative Reuse for supply donations and to Somär for hosting us all through 2016.

Thanks also to our National Black & Pink organizers for helping coordinate over 280 parties and getting over 16000 cards in to our 10000 members.


September 19 2016 Letterwriting Night

Monday, Sept 19

6:30-8:30pm

SomarBar

1727 Telegraph Ave in Oakland
Details

Please join us for our September monthly letterwriting meetup!! 
Letterwriting is one way we can help our incarcerated LGBTQ+ family remember they are an important part of our community, that they are not forgotten, and that we are still fighting for them!!
You can write a one-time letter, find a new ongoing penpal, and learn about the many ways we, and others, are fighting to tear down prison walls.
Food and drink available for purchase at the bar – please support this amazing venue that supports our communities!
21+ (Under 21 folks, please join us in SF on opposite months, when we meet at Wicked Grounds cafe)

SF Bay Area Black & Pink Holiday Card Writing & Survey Release Party

Join Flying Over Walls (SF Bay Area Black & Pink) at our annual holiday card writing event! The holidays can be a challenging and lonely time when you’re locked up and away from loved ones, so we’ll be decorating and … Continue reading

Updates from Pride + July Events!

Our Pride events were very successful- we helped TGIJP table at TransMarch, then on Sunday we concurrently ran our monthly letterwriting event and a booth at the SF Pride Festival.  At the SF Pride festival, we handed out lots of schwag, met … Continue reading

June 2015 Updates!

We’re excited for June! In solidarity with Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Committee, and the SCATESC, we started painting a banner at our May Letterwriting Night! It still needs some finishing touches, but we’re excited to use it at our Pride … Continue reading

March 2015 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 will be working with them to organize another stampmaking workshop and inviting local youth to join. If you can support them, to make sure we continue to have this resource, great! If not, at least check out their promo video because it features our project!
Next Letterwriting Night Details:
 
Thursday, March 19 7-8:30pm
Rock Paper Scissors Collective
2278 Telegraph Ave in Oakland near 19th St BART
Be in touch if you want us to send your letter to you or coordinate another way to get it to you, if you can’t make it on the 19th! We’ll check the po box again the week of the event.
There are a few great other events coming up, that you might want to support:
Friday, March 6 from 6:30-11pm in Downtown SF – Beats Against Bars: A hip hop benefit for BlackOUT Collective & TGIJP (Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project).
 
Sunday, March 8 from 5-7pm in Oakland – CeCe McDonald on racism, mass incarceration and trans liberation: Community event & fundraiser
Sunday, March 8 & Monday, March 9 at UC Berkeley – Disability Incarcerated/Disability Liberated Symposium, with Angela Davis, performance by Sins Invalid, the three editors of Disability Incarcerated, many more great speakers, and film showings of “Deaf in Prison” (H.E.A.R.D.) and “Bethel” (Karen Nakamura).
Sunday, March 15 from 4-7pm in Oakland – Justice Now’s 1st Annual Karaoke Challenge
Wednesday, March 18 from 7-9pm in Oakland – Oakland Premiere: Tales of the Grim Sleeper: A new film by Nick Broomfield that highlights the devaluation of Black women’s lives and the lives of sex workers, with a lens on police neglect of Black women’s lives in LA. (We’re co-sponsoring this event!)
We’ll let you know next steps in the fight against a new jail in SF as they arise! Thanks to everyone who showed up and spoke up at the “community meeting” and rally on Monday at 850 Bryant.
In struggle,
FOW