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
Join Us at TransMarch on Friday, June 24 from 3-6 to decorate cards for our incarcerated members!
Sunday, April 24 3-5pm
Sunday, June 26 3-5pm (canceled)
Wicked Grounds – 289 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103
Monday, May 9 6:30-8:30pm
Monday, July 11
Somar Bar – 1727 Telegraph in Downtown Oakland
Join Flying Over Walls for our Monthly Queer & Trans Prisoner Pen-Pal Letter Writing Event at Wicked Grounds to write letters to incarcerated queer and trans people. Join us to help create a critical lifeline for queer/ trans prisoners. This event meets in the front room.
We’re always looking for new penpals to join our team, so please tell your friends!
Sunday, February 28
at 3 PM – 5 PM
289 8th St, San Francisco, California 94103
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
We’re so proud that Lisa, a member of our Inside/Outside Prison Abolition Study Group, and long time member of Black & Pink, just created her first recording with Prison Radio:
We’re glad to have recorded our first radio essay with Lisa Strawn, a trans woman held inside a men’s medical prison in Vacaville, CA. Thanks to Black and Pink for their collaboration, Lisa will be calling in again soon to report more from inside. Stay tuned.
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
As always, we’re supporting TGI Justice Project with their Legal Support Mail Nights for queer and trans incarcerated folks. Some Mondays and almost every Tuesday night from 4-8 at 1372 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94103.
Justice Now’s Building Our Future: Celebrating 15 Years Towards A World Without Prisons will be on Saturday, October 10 at 1pm at Omni Commons, and we’ll be co-hosting a workgroup on building solidarity through letterwriting.
November 21 will be a recruitment training for Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN) – Our focus is narrow and specific – supporting people in California’s solitary confinement and similar conditions of isolation such as security housing units (SHUs), administrative segregation, and gender-based segregation. We prioritize advocating for jailhouse lawyers and those engaged in political activity.
We recently launched an Indiegogo to raise funds for our upcoming Inside/Outside Prison Abolition Study Group!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Check it out, support it if you can, and read below if you want more info about the project. What We’re Doing We’re planning … Continue reading
We need transparency and a public meeting
|Just days ago, we learned that Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern submitted an application to the state for $80 million dollars of jail construction funds. The Board of Supervisors quietly authorized this move at the end of June, in an apparent effort to avoid the attention and opposition that has risen against new jail plans throughout the state.
CURB members have been fighting jails from Los Angeles and Contra Costa to Santa Cruz and San Francisco. Sheriffs are moving forward with plans for new jail beds, often advertised as “nicer” jails that would supposedly provide treatment and opportunities for rehabilitation. But we know better. We know that what we need are treatment and services based in the community — not in cages.
We have a lot of questions for Sheriff Ahern: Will there be new jail beds? Why a mental health unit in the jail, instead of more services in the community? What better alternatives to incarceration could this money be spent on?
Now, after several attempts to get our hands on the application for a new jail, Alameda County’s Sheriff has arranged a small meeting with a few local allies to discuss the jail plan.
That’s where you come in.
We plan to bring the list to our meeting with the Sheriff and we will keep you in the loop on how the community can continue to push for jobs not jails, healthcare not handcuffs, and books not bars.
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
A member of Californians United for a Responsible Budget
Will you add your name to the list of community members who are concerned about the jail plan?