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Our Comics, Ourselves: Letter Writing Support for LGBTQ Prisoners

Our Comics, Ourselves: Letter Writing Support for LGBTQ Prisoners

Writing a letter to a prisoner is a tangible way we can support those behind the walls on an individual level.  In this workshop, the Our Comics, Ourselves curators will discuss material in the exhibition that relate to incarceration - works from and about prisoners and prison injustice.  We will use that material to introduce prison activism and prisoner support in the form of letter writing.  We will introduce everything about letter writing to prisoners - why it's important, what it means to someone on the inside, and guidelines. With the help of Black & Pink, an LGTBQ prisoner support and advocacy group, we will write to LGBTQ prisoners as a way to connect with those who have been hidden behind walls, and who are a part of a population that can use correspondence the most.

Date:
Friday, September 15, 2017
Time:
1:30pm - 3:00pm
Location:
2400 Fenwick Library, Special Collections Exhibit Space
Campus:
Fairfax Campus
Categories:
  Workshops     Visual Arts  
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Stephanie Grimm

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