November 25th: Prisoner Letter-Writing AfternoonPosted: November 20, 2012
EPIC presents a Prisoner Letter-Writing Afternoon
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 1:00pm
AKA Autonomous Social Centre, 75 Queen Street (wheelchair accessible)
Have you ever written a letter to a prisoner?
Prison is all about isolation and segregation, and the state does not want non-prisoners to connect with people inside its institutions. Letter-writing can be a great way to make a new friend, learn about the prison system and build connections between incarcerated folks and those outside.
At this letter-writing afternoon, we will have information available on how to find penpals, and ideas for getting started with writing. We’ll have some addresses available, and encourage people to come with other information to share. This month, we will also have craft supplies available for those who want to make holiday cards to send to prisoners. If you already have a friend or penpal inside, feel free to come, socialize, and use our materials to write to them.
Stamps, paper, envelopes, coffee and snacks will be provided. Childcare is available on request, contact epic (at) riseup (dot) net. AKA is a wheelchair-accessible space.