Come on out to the next Richmond Anarchist Black Cross Meeting and Movie Screening on Thursday March 26th at 7pm at the William Byrd Community Center in Oregon Hill on Cherry Street. We will have addresses for you to write political prisoners from, and we will be screening UP THE RIDGE, a film about Virginia prisons at 730. Bring your friends, family, kids etc. Come to ask questions! Come to talk! Come to get free literature! Come to hang out!
Its rainy where I am, and maybe where you are too. What better time to take a minute to write a letter to a political prisoner or two. Here are the most recent addresses I have of a bunch. It doesn’t take much to show solidarity with our comrades in prison- so write them a letter.
Here are some tips:
A Few Do’s and Don’ts in Correspondence A few dos and don’ts on writing prisoners whose backgrounds/politics you may not know. Continue reading
The Richmond Anarchist Black Cross is continuing with radical prison oriented movie screenings this month, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the Month. March 12th the movie will be Prison Town USA and March 26th the movie will be Up the Ridge. These movie screenings will be at the William Byrd Community House on Thursdays, starting at 7 with an opportunity for folks to learn about how to write letters to political prisoners before the film starts. The films will begin at 7:30 so try to get there by then.
There will be snacks as available and free literature, as well as supplies and addresses for writing prisoners. Bring your questions and thoughts about the prison system. Tell your friends!
The William Byrd Community House is located at 224 South Cherry Street in Oregon Hill. The movie screenings happen in the library.
Up The Ridge Movie Screening and Prisoner Letter Writing
Richmond Anarchist Black Cross Movie Series
Richmond Anarchist Black Cross
Thursday, March 26, 2009
7:00pm – 10:00pm
William Byrd Community Center
Join the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross and community members to write letters to prisoners and watch the film Up the Ridge at the William Byrd Community House on Thursday March 26th.
Letter Writing at 7
Movie at 7:30
Up The Ridge is about Wallen’s Ridge Prison in Virginia. Continue reading
So, the Town of Farmville and a private company called Immigrant Centers of America are trying to build a 1,000 bed immigrant detention center in Farmville. ICA has zero experience with prisons or detention centers. Their previous experience is constructing Arby’s and BP Gas stations. This project has already received over 500,000 dollars from the State Tobacco Commission. This is not a done deal, the project can still, and will be stopped.
You can help stop it by sending an email to some of the folks involved, letting them know you think it is a bad idea. I’ve put a list of emails below, that includes people on town council, people from the VA Tobacco Comission, people from DHS, and people who run ICA.
Also below are copies of a couple letters- one from the Richmond Anarchist Black cross, one written to farmville religious community, and one written to the farmville business community. Feel free to use any of these letters as a format for your own, or just copy one. THough creating your own email will help them see just how much resistance there is. The more emails we send them, the more pressure will be put on them to stop the construction.
Keep alert for more news from the People United, the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross, and other organizations in the Commonwealth working to stop this detention center from being built. Continue reading