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Prison Legal Mail Clinic

  • 06 Nov 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Queer Culture Collective, 1714 Franklin St. Oakland, CA

There are countless transgender and gender non-conforming people facing horrific abuses and violations of their basic human rights every day inside of prisons. People in prison face huge obstacles when trying to obtain mere legal information, much less legal counsel. As a result, they rely on outside organizations to provide them with resources related to their rights, and advice on how to follow the procedures required to assert those rights from inside. This is your chance to come and provide much-needed support to trans and gender non-conforming people in prison! 

Please join TGI Justice Project, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, the National Lawyers Guild – SF Bay Area Chapter, the Transgender Law Center and BALIF for a legal mail clinic to provide support to trans and gender non-conforming people in prison in California and across the country. 

The agenda for the day will include a training in the basics of prison law, as well as brief trainings in the specific issues that trans and gender non-conforming people in prison face regularly, including the following topics: ways to advocate for safer housing, access to Hormone Replacement Therapy and Sex Reassignment Surgery, name and gender changes while in prison, and access to gender-affirming clothing. Following the training, participants will be able to immediately use this knowledge by responding to legal mail from trans and gender non-conforming people in prison, and providing legal assistance and resources. Attorneys and advocates familiar with prisoner’s rights and procedures will be available to assist throughout the day. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a GREAT way for law students and attorneys to get involved in some incredibly important work and provide legal assistance to people who do not have any other access to it. 

When: November 6, 2016 1pm-6pm

Where: Qulture Collective, 

        1714 Franklin St. 

        Oakland, CA 

PLEASE RSVP TO KELLYLOU DENSMORE, Legal Directorat TGI Justice Project at kellylou@tgijp.org by November 1.  We will be sending some important instructions and materials before the day of the training!

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