Black & Pink Holiday Card Making Party in Boone

Addresse132 Appalachian St
CityBoone
At3rd Place Boone
CountyPueblo (CO1266)
Date12/08/2017
Hours19:00
CategoriaEvents
132 Appalachian St
Boone
3rd Place Boone
Pueblo (CO1266)
Tel 2017-12-08
Categoria Events
Black & Pink Holiday Card Making Party in Boone

Join Boone Rising for our second annual Black & Pink Holiday Card Party. The holidays are a tough time of year for many, especially those who are incarcerated or detained. We will be writing holiday cards to send love and support to LGBTQ folks who are incarcerated. Cookies, tea, and cards will be provided. Please bring stamps or donations for stamps if you can. As you can imagine, the holiday season is often a really rough time for folks inside prison. Whatever holidays you may or may not celebrate this time of year, our incarcerated members are often denied the ability to celebrate their traditions in the ways they choose, whether their desire be to celebrate the returning of light for Solstice, the miracle of Hanukkah, the birth story of Jesus, the Black radical tradition of Kwanzaa, New Year’s Day, or something else.



All too often our members do not have family and friends to reach out to them with cards or visits, making this time particularly isolating. The cards you will make bring moments of joy, connection and kindness to our members while telling prison staff that people on the outside are watching. Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. For over a decade we have fought to make visible the horrific violence of the prison industrial complex and ultimately build a world without prisons. While public awareness has been growing about the harmful impacts of policing and criminalization on our communities – people are still largely unaware of the horrific violence and isolation faced by LGBT people behind bars.


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