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This Wednesday, April 16th: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

prisonersolidarityheartsThe Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

Wednesday, April 16th, 7:00pm

Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of April.

Bring snacks and money to help with postage!

Letter writing is an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home.

Recently freed political prisoner Eddie Conway, when asked by Amy Goodman what gave him hope for the 44 years he was in prison, said:

“Well, I appreciate you asking me that, because I want to take this opportunity to thank the tens of thousands of people that have supported me over the years and that have sent letters, postcards, marched, rallied, organized across America, around the world. Those letters, postcards, rallies, marches, organizing, etc., gave me hope, gave me encourage, gave me energy, and kept my spirit high. And it made me know that I was loved. And that same love needs to go out to the other political prisoners that remain locked up today for almost 40 years, most of them. And one of them is a little over 44 years. They need to have that same kind of support, that same kind of encouragement and that same kind of work to help get them free, because I think when you know that people work and love you, then you can do work yourself. And I think those are what political prisoners are doing, work in their particular areas, and they need to be encouraged to do that by people coming out and giving them that kind of support that I got.”

This Wednesday! Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night

january-2014-pol-priz-poster-draft-page-001Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!
Wednesday, January 15th @ 7pm

The Internationalist Prison Books Collective brings you this month’s Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night. Write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of January. It’s an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home. You can find this month’s poster here.

Beyond Self-Care: The Subversive Potential of Care

selfcarepresentation and discussion:
Friday, January 10, 7 pm, Fellowship Hall, 719 North Mangum, Durham

Beyond Self-Care: The Subversive Potential of Care

In activist circles and beyond, it has become commonplace to speak of self-care, taking for granted that the meaning of this expression is self-evident. But “self” and “care” are not static or monolithic; nor is “health.” How has this discourse been colonized by capitalist values? Contributors to the recent zine Self as Other: Reflections on Self-Care will present on the political dimensions of care, illuminating how it can serve oppressive or revolutionary purposes. Taking the self as an object of political struggle, this discussion will ask how health and resistance are linked, and what forms of care might be be able to subvert systems of power.

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This Wednesday! Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night!

wintersolstice!

Wednesday, December 11th, 7pm @ Internationalist Books

This month help us address our winter solstice holiday card to every political prisoner in the U$A. We’ll also write letters and birthday cards to political prisoners whose birthdays fall during the month of December. This is an easy way to let these people know they aren’t forgotten. These men and women fought for many of the freedoms we take for granted today. If you can’t make it to the letter writing night then please send a birthday card from home.