Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 6pm-8pm
Virtual Zoom Event
Join us for the second installation of our Social Justice Summer series, raising awareness, support, and funds for social justice causes in the Bay Area. This evening we will hear from advocates who work with LGBQAI incarcerated populations: TGIJP, Flying Over Walls, and ABO Comix. Join us for an evening of zine art, card-writing, and learning!
Letterwriting is one incredible way we have to overcome the isolation intended by the Prison Industrial Complex, and we want our community on the inside to know we are thinking of them. If you can sign up to send a card or two from home, please fill out this form (https://forms.gle/KLegJkRxn27nhsFq7). We will send you the address(es) - and some tips if it’s your first time. You will need to provide your own stamps and supplies, but we can coordinate to get you some, if needed.
Our Social Justice Summer Partners:
TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender, gender variant and intersex people —inside and outside of prisons, jails and detention centers-- creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom.
Flying Over Walls / SF Bay Area Black & Pink
We are a Queer/Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project in the SF Bay Area and a chapter of Black & Pink. Our work towards the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experiences and wisdom of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct action, and community building. Our letterwriting & penpal program resists the violent isolation of the prison system by connecting queer and trans prisoners to community members outside of prison.
ABO is a collective of creators and activists who work to amplify the voices of LGBTQ prisoners through art. By working closely with prison abolitionist and queer advocacy organizations, we aim to keep queer prisoners connected to outside community and help them in the fight toward liberation. The profits we generate go back to incarcerated artists, especially those with little to no resources. Using the DIY ideology of "punk-zine" culture, ABO was formed with the philosophy of mutual support, community and friendship.