Ways You Can Get Involved

Become a Pen Pal to a Friend Inside

Our abolition work at Black + Pink is intentionally centered around our inside friends, so our connection with our inside friends is vital. Please think about becoming a pen pal to a friend inside if you have not already.

To do so you can check out our local list of inside friends looking for a pen pal by clicking the 'penpals' link up above.

Or you can check out the full national list of inside friends looking for a pen pal.

Black + Pink National Pen Pal Site.

Letter Writing Support

We get together regularly as a group and partner with other community orgs to host events where we help outside friends get matched with inside friends for pen paling; offer support for those already writing to friends inside; write birthday cards (and holidays cards around the holidays) to our inside friends; and process mail we get from inside friends.

Our next set of card writing events are set for:

Abolition Reading Group

We host an outside member bookclub that meets to discuss abolition topics in different works by abolitionist authors. This also serves as a way to educate ourselves on different abolitionist views, tactics, and methods throughout history.

We are currenlty working on choosing our next book and planning our next book club so please let us know if you have any suggestions!

Books We've Read (and Enjoyed) in the Past:

Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom by Derecka Purnell How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective Edited by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor We Do This Til We Free Us by Mariame Kaba Prison by Any Other Name by Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law Live from Death Row by Mumia Abu-Jamal Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment in the Prison Industrial Complex Blood in My Eye by George Jackson Assata an Autobiography by Assata Shakur Beyond Survival The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin Are Prisons Obsolete? by Angela Davis

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If you have any questions about writing to a pen pal, offering time or money as support, or anything else please don't hesitate to email us at southerncolorado@blackandpink.org