Letter Writing Night – Solidarity with LGBTQ Prisoners

Wednesday, January 25 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
The Potter’s House
1658 Columbia Rd NW

January 22, 2017, is the second annual Day of Action for Trans Prisoners, founded by political prisoner Marius Mason. In solidarity, we’ll spend the evening writing to trans and other LGBQ prisoners.

From the Day of Action organizers:

“As queers we know the terror of scrutiny, disgust and isolation; we have all be denied the ability to live our lives. For trans people in prison, those problems are doubled by the physical and emotional restraints of a literal cage. For decades, early queer activists showed active solidarity and support for their imprisoned brothers and sisters – they wrote letters, had marches, and demanded not just that they be treated with respect and dignity, but their total and unconditional release. Queer and trans prisoners organized with each other and the outside world. Join us in reviving that tradition.”

For more information and resources, checkout:
https://transprisoners.net/
http://www.blackandpink.org/

“Courage is not fearlessness. Courage is the ability to keep going, even when you are unsure of yourself, even when you are nervous, and even when you are terrified. If you can still fight when the odds appear to be against you, and when it looks like you might be fighting it alone, then you are genuinely brave.” – Chelsea Manning

On January 25, let’s remind Chelsea and other prisoners that they are not alone.

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