We are highlighting this organization because it engages in a “community justice”-oriented approach to political change.
Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Their work towards the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. Outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, they respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.
Example of their community justice framework:
We know that those most hurt by the violence of the prison industrial complex have the knowledge of how to tear it down.
Types of projects and programs:
- Pen Pal Program with LGBTQ prisoners
- Monthly Newspaper
- Court Accompaniment
Mail processing is important. It’s also really rewarding. Check out this thank you. pic.twitter.com/6GcVxj7BeU
— Black and Pink (@BlackAndPinkBos) July 19, 2014
I think this part of a recent letter really shows the importance of what B&P does pic.twitter.com/kMlpA5rrZp
— Black and Pink (@BlackAndPinkBos) February 19, 2014