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.
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)
Flying Over Walls/SF Black & Pink Folks! We had an amazing time at TransMarch, and together we sent cards to 125 of our incarcerated queer and trans members in 5 NorCal prisons. But we want to get cards out to … Continue reading →
We just met for our last official meeting of our Inside/Outside Prison Abolition Study Group! Readings here: https://flyingoverwalls.wordpress.com/study-group/ We’re still wrapping up the final logistics of this round of the study group, and are additionally dividing up into subgroups now to … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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!
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).
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.