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Monthly HAVOQ Prisoner Penpal Night!!
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
HAVOQ’s Monthly Prisoner Penpal Night
Wednesday, October 24 6-8pm
Modern Times Bookstore
2919 24th St @ Bryant in SF
We will gather and begin the night with a short discussion of current issues within the criminalization system/prison industrial complex. This month, Finch will discuss the three Pacific Northwest grand jury resisters who have recently been jailed in contempt of court for refusing to cooperate with what many have called an anarchist witch hunt.
We’ll review guidelines for being a penpal and then spend the rest of the time looking through the letters of potential penpals, writing letters &/or decorating birthday cards to political prisoners. There will also be space to share from powerful, touching or difficult letters you have already received. If you can, please bring some stamp money, a snack or a friend!
6-6:15, arrive, settle-in
6:15-6:45, facilitated discussion about current topics/issues around queer criminalization (this month: NW grand jury trials)
6:45-8, find/write to your personal penpal &/or make birthday cards for political prisoners
Please invite friends, family, and other organizations that you work with. We have so many letters that we can even arrange to pass some along if you want to host your own letter writing night or can’t attend on Wednesdays.
*** We’ll check our PO Box a few days before the event, so stay tuned to this page or join our prisonabqueers googlegroup by emailing flyingoverwalls [at] gmail [dot] com in order to be notified if we have received letters addressed to you and to hear about other work we’re doing!
Modern Times has zines, books and resources available if you just want to come and learn something and they can mail books to prisons if you get inspired.
**EVERY 4th WEDNESDAY**