Feb 5th: Queer & Trans Prison Advocacy 101: A Workshop with Black & Pink

CUNY Grad Center, 365 5 Avenue, NYC
February 5, 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join Black and Pink NYC and prison abolition work leaders Emma Caterine, Ceyenne Doroshow, Vikki Law, and Susan Rosenberg for a workshop panel about trans and queer prison abolition and advocacy in New York state.

LGBTQ people are incarcerated at excessive rates, and are often not centered in discussions around prison justice. This discussion will be a hands-on practical learning session for non-lawyers, friends of people incarcerated, family members, students, activists and others interested in getting started in prison abolition work.

Our speakers will provide insight into best practices related to trans healthcare access, legal procedures, communicating with facilities, intervening in inmate violence, parole hearing support, and other topics most relevant to those working on the outside. Packets of legal forms and letter templates will be available for those in attendance.

In order to ensure accessibility for this event, we will have twenty-five round-trip metrocards available to those who email us. Free childcare and homemade dinner with vegan and gluten free options by chef Emilie will be provided to all! CUNY Graduate Center is an accessible venue and has gender-neutral bathrooms available.

Additional Information:
Black and Pink NYC is the New York City chapter of a national organization with queer and trans members inside and outside the walls. We are a community working for a world without prisons and we provide support, resources and advocacy for members through our pen-pal program, national newsletter, events around NYC, and informational databases. We have bi-monthly potluck brunches and letter-writing meetings in our member's homes, as well as various educational and community events. We will have sign up sheets for our listserv and upcoming events at the workshop.

+ Books, zines and other work by our panelists will be available for purchase.