Events

On January 22nd events will happen all around the world. They will include letter writing gatherings, film screenings, public forums, workshops, vigils, fundraisers, shows and actions. See the list below for an event in your local area. Or host your own event. We can help you with resources, promotion and other support. Please contact us on transprisonersolidarity@riseup.net

If you have an event planned, click HERE to let us know. See last year’s events below to get ideas for yours

2017 Events

England

Bristol 1/20/2017 18:30:00 Hydra Bookshop. On Friday the 20th Bristol ABC will be hosting a film screening of Criminal Queers, with donations going to Action for Trans Health. Come and watch this amazing DIY film, sign a card and find out more about Jan22nd, and about resistance to the prison regime in general! bristol_abc@riseup.net  Hydra is wheelchair accessible but there is no disabled toilet unfortunately.   https://www.facebook.com/events/231712417279189/

London: 6-7pm Sunday 22 January 2017 Bent Bars Collective will be holding a candle light vigil to honour all trans and gender nonconforming people who have died in prison and all those who are currently incarcerated in prisons, secure hospitals and immigration detention: Gather outside Pentonville Prison, Caledonian Road, London (map) If you would like to speak or read the name of a loved one, please get in touch.

Doncaster, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield

Following the tragic and preventable death of Jenny Swift last month[1] we will be demonstrating outside HMP Doncaster at 4pm after visiting hours. Wrap up warm, bring torches, glow sticks, sparklers, bright things, and things to make noise – we want to be loud enough for the people held inside to hear and let them know they’re not forgotten. Sound systems, loudhalers, drums, pots and pans, anything you can think of!

HMP Doncaster is 22 mins walk from Doncaster train station, well connected by rail. Manchester No Prisons are organising minibuses from Manchester and will be able to shuttle people from the station to the prison and back on the day, Leeds Action for Trans Health are coming from Leeds, Sheffield Action for Trans Health and Queer Agenda Sheffield – QASh are organising lifts from Sheffield. We’ll update with more information about lifts as it becomes avalable – comment on the event if you’re driving and have spaces going. Action for Trans Health

1. https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/05/transgender-woman-jenny-swift-found-dead-at-doncaster-prison

France

Paris

1/22/2017 15:00:00  In Paris we’ll gather in a demonstration to express our solidarity with all trans prisoners. We’ll also claim better access to rights and healthcare to trans prisoners. More than 10 LGBT groups already support this demonstration! actup@actupparis.org

 

United States

Arkansas

Fayetteville1/22/2017 16:00:00  Transgender Equality Network will be hosting an event to spread awareness on the lives of trans prisoners as well as write letters to this currently incarcerated. http://transeqnet.org/     https://www.facebook.com/events/135559326947198/

California

Oakland: Queers Against Prison presents:A Night of Solidarity with Trans Prisoners
The Night Light: 311 Broadway, Oakland, CA — doors: 7PM bands: 8 -10PM
This show will benefit TGIJP & the ongoing support of ghost ship survivors.
We hope that this JAN 22 will serve as a healing release for many and an opportunity to build our collective strength back up after days of protest & resistance as we prepare for the continued fight ahead.
beautiful bands: Ugly –   Late BloomInverts
$7-20 donation, no one turned away for lack of funds.
21 & over – main bar is accessible, bands are up a flight of stairs. Please be aware of our fragrance free comrades. https://www.facebook.com/queersaginstprison/    https://www.facebook.com/events/345184832503467/

Oakland:1/22 On January 22, we will be driving to Salinas Valley State Prison to visit trans anarcha-feminist prisoner, Jennifer Gann. If you are on her visitor list or anyone else’s at Salinas Valley State Prison let us know and we can help you find a ride! ghosttownprisonersupport@riseup.net

Oakland: 1/26/2017 6:30 Letter writing Ghost Town Prisoner Support will be hosting a letter writing night focusing on trans prisoners from 6:30-9pm. Email ghosttownprisonersupport@riseup.net to RSVP and receive the location. https://www.facebook.com/ghosttownprisonersupport/

Colorado

Denver:4130 Tejon St., 1:00 – 4:00 At this local event, we’ll spend most of the time writing letters of solidarity to trans prisoners. We’ll also be collecting donations for Black and Pink, an organization dedicated to supporting LGBTQIA prisoners. Free copies of the International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity zine will be available. Come for as long or as little as you like!

Location: The building is physically accessible with no stairs and all-gender restrooms. It’s a shared building, so come in the backside of the building, through the parking lot.

Food: We’ll have some snacks available and encourage you to bring snacks to share if you’d like. If you do bring food, please include an ingredients list for people with dietary restrictions and allergies.   This event is free and available to all. https://www.facebook.com/events/1804302899812573/

Durango: Letter writing 2 PM5 . Location tba https://www.facebook.com/events/1681021192190787/

Indiana

Bloomington: 6:30 PM – 9pm: Boxcar Books – For the Annual Trans Prisoner Day of Action- initiated by Marius Mason and his supporters last year- we are hosting a poetry reading event in which several local writers will read their own poems and creative writing as well as those of Marius and other trans prisoners. There will be refreshments, cards and other materials for writing prisoners, and prisoners’ artwork. All money raised will be sent directly to Marius (and split with a couple other prisoners if we raise enough!).

Readings by: Bella Bravo, V, Liza, Hannah Thompson, Avery Smith, and more
https://www.facebook.com/events/1890296551202681/
supportmariusmason.org
transprisoners.net
bloomingtonabc.noblogs.org

Evansville, IN 1/18/2017 6:30 pm: The focus of this week’s letter writing night will be supporting trans prisoners. We encourage participants to write to trans people who are incarcerated. We’ll have some names and addresses available for doing so. evansville@risup.net https://www.facebook.com/events/258084687945262/

Michigan

Ann Arbor: letter writing session at 530 Miller Ave in Ann Arbor, MI at 5 pm on 1/22.  Lots of vegan savories served.

Minnesota

Saint Cloud: 1/22/2017 Good Earth Food Coop, 6-8pm IWW Chapter Short video screening on being black and trans in prison, letter writing to select trans prisoners and information on the current organizing efforts to abolish prisons and slave labor.

New York

Brooklyn: 1/17/2017: The BASE 7pm sharp, Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
WHERE: The Base1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)

NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet. In honor of the second annual January 22nd Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity we will be writing letters to anarchist and environmental activist Marius Mason and whistleblower Chelsea Manning.   https://nycabc.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/bkny-tuesday-january-17th-letter-writing-dinner-in-solidarity-with-the-trans-prisoner-day-of-action/

North Carolina

Asheville: 1/22/2017 Tranzmission Prison Project will host a short film screening & card ending event to support trans* prisoners. Please join us at Firestorm Cfe from 7pm-9pm. We will provide cards and stamps!  tranzmissionprisonproject@gmail.com

Pennsylvania

Philladelphia: 1/22/2017 LAVA Space. 5-7 letter writing party for trans and gender variant prisoners in PA.  Free/donations welcome.  Snacks provided.

Ohio

Athens: (postponed) 30 first st. Letter writing, Black and Pink penpal signup, video showing, potluck. Free/donations welcome.

Texas

Austin ABC (with your help!) is releasing a zine (vol 2) with art, essays, poetry, and other works entirely comprised by trans prisoners in Texas. All proceeds from this show will be used to cover expenses for shipping and printing the zines, providing financial support to trans prisoners, and other related Austin ABC activity.

Sign up to pre-order the zine at the show or purchase a
hot (non alcoholic) beverage to warm you up to further your donation!

5-9 pm *REMEMBER – Shirley’s Temple is a sober space.*
https://www.facebook.com/ events/383873115293426/

Washington

Seattle 1/22/2017 3:00 Letter writing Join NARN ( Northwest Animal Rights Network ) for our monthly #vegan letter writing party! Ballard Branch of the Seattle Public Library veganarchafeminist@gmail.com https://www.facebook.com/events/1155458091218217/

 

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