Upcoming Letter Writing Nights and a Discussion Series

We’ve scheduled four prisoner letter writing nights in January and February and hope we can continue to host one every other week in the future. All writing material will be provided, as well as postage, addresses for prisoners, and information about ongoing support campaigns.

We’re also interested in supporting others who’d like to host their own letter writing nights. Get in touch and we can help provide addresses, updates on support campaigns, and writing and mailing supplies.

Dates and Locations:

Monday, January 13th
7PM at Casa Mariposa
127 N. Palomas Ave.

Tuesday, January 28th
7PM at the Boxing Gym
1080 N. Contzen Ave.

Monday, February 10th
7PM at Casa Mariposa
127 N. Palomas Ave.

Tuesday, February 25th
7PM at the Boxing Gym
1080 N. Contzen Ave.

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On top of those, and following the two Insurgent Theatre events, we’re holding what we hope will be an ongoing series of films and discussions looking at police and prisons in the U.S. and beyond. Our goal is to stimulate conversation on prison and police abolition and especially to draw connections to work people are doing in Tucson around a broad range of issues.

Below are the details on the first three events, all of which will be held at the Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th St.. All totally free as well.

Thursday, January 16th, 7PM
Visions of Abolition: From Critical Resistance to a New Way of Life


A documentary on prisons and their abolition by Critical Resistance, followed by discussion. See visionsofabolition.org and criticalresistance.org for more info.

Thursday, January 30th, 7PM

Safe & Sound? is a collection of short documentary videos focused on three
types of stories about Portland, Oregon: (1) egregious stories of police brutality, (2) stories about community resistance to police brutality, and (3) stories from community members about their own interactions with police and the justice system. Followed by a discussion on the police and possible alternatives. More info here.

Thursday, February 13th, 7PM
Taksim Commune: Gezi Park and the Uprising in Turkey


“This short documentary tells the story of
the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction
on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have
continued in the aftermath.
The protests were initially aimed at rescuing Istanbul’s Gezi Park from being demolished as part of a large scale urban renewal project. The police used extreme force during a series of police attacks that began on May 28th, 2013, and which came to a dramatic head in the early morning hours of Friday, May 31st, when police attacked protesters sleeping in the park.

Over the course of a few days, the police attacks grew to shocking proportions. As
the images of the heavy-handed policing spread across the world, the protests quickly transformed into a popular uprising against the Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and his style of authoritarian rule.”

We hope to follow the screening with a telephone conversation with some anarchist participants from Istanbul, especially regarding public perceptions of the police in the wake of the uprising and repression.

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Hope to see you soon,

Tucson Anarchist Black Cross

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