Join us in sending cards to our incarcerated LGBTQ+ and HIV+ community members in California who have birthdays in May, to remind them that they are loved and that we are together in this fight for our collective liberation.
If you can sign up to send a card or two from home, please fill out this form. 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 have plenty of both and can absolutely coordinate to get you some, if needed.
May 21 - FRIDAY at 12 pm PDT: Beyond Alternatives: Disability, Madness and Prison Abolition Join The New Press for a panel discussion with Angela Davis, Beth Richie, Liat Ben-Moshe, Maya Schenwar, and Victoria Law, in conversation about disability, madness, prison reform and abolition.
May 22 - SATURDAY at 2 pm PDT: Black Liberation Organizing Join the Catalyst Project along with SURJ, Organizing Upgrade, and Center for Political Education for a panel discussion with Black movement leaders, to hear about their work and how to support projects building Black Liberation in our lifetimes. Panelists include Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson, Kayla Reed, Asha Ransby-Sporn, and Khury Petersen-Smith.
May 26 - WEDNESDAY at 5 pm PDT: FTTOP Abolitionist Reading Club: We Do This 'Til We Free Us Series The first of a three-part book club discussing Mariame Kaba's seminal book "We Do This 'Til We Free Us: Abolitionist Organizing and Transforming Justice". Please visit the website to learn more about each session's readings.
June 12 - SATURDAY at 12 pm PDT: June Bloom: Pride Celebration & Arts Festival Fundraiser for LGBTQ Prisoners Join our partner collective, A.B.O. Comix for JUNE BLOOM, a summer art market and outdoor Pride event with a variety of local art vendors, DJs, food and drinks! Ticket sales will benefit A.B.O. Comix in their mission to support LGBTQ artists in prison through their publishing and advocacy.
***NEWS & RESOURCES***
To mark the publication of a new book by Mariame Kaba, "We Do This 'Til We Free Us," there was an inspiring panel discussion on the deep work of abolition and transformative political struggle.
Check out this organizers' toolkit from Critical Resistance on developing campaigns to abolish policing.
Our partner collective, A.B.O. Comix, publishes the work of incarcerated queer and trans people with profits going back to them and their families. They have comic anthologies written and drawn by LGBTQ+ prisoners, including Confined Before COVID-19, as well as zines, artwork and merch. You can support the artists and buy copies for yourself or your penpals here.
***BECOME A PENPAL***
It is always a great time to become a penpal. If you want to start a penpal relationship, you can learn more and sign-up here anytime. Or if you want us to match you with a penpal, just reach out to us! Or check out our instagram page where we highlight potential penpals (@FlyingOverWalls). Once you become a penpal, you can join this fb group to stay connected to other outside penpals for support and resources.
TGIJP Mail Nights
July 21, 2020 at 11:30 pm – 3:00 am
234 Eddy St St, San Francisco, CA, United States
Join Flying Over Walls/Bay Area B&P in support of Transgender, GenderVariant, Intersex Justice Project Volunteer Legal Resource Mail Nights Every Tuesday Evening! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for up-to-date info. http://www.tgijp.org/programs.html
Chapters X National Chat
July 23, 2020 at 11:00 pm – 12:30 amHey folks! Our National Program team headed by Andrew would like to meet with y'all. They would like to overview the work they have been doing and get feedback from all of y'all. ────────── P&A is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84390720397?pwd=OW45dTdzOTNEV0ZRYkpLdnNxRk5mQT09 Meeting ID: 843 9072 0397 Password: 074755 One…