Breakfast For Supper – Support RNC Prisoner Jesse Forrey This Tuesday (09/29)
What: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner
When: 7pm, Tuesday September 29th, 2009
Where: 1-2-3 Community Space (123 Tompkins Avenue, BK/NY; Directions Below)
What’s the most delicious meal of the day? Clearly, it’s breakfast. But living in the city, who has time for elaborate breakfasts? And these days, who can afford to go out and eat breakfast? Not us, that’s for sure. So we at the NYC Anarchist Black Cross kitchen hatched a devious plan. Why not serve breakfast for supper? Why not, indeed!
Join us Tuesday, September 28th at the 1-2-3 Community Space for our every-other-week Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner. Yes, that’s a mouthful to say, but it includes supper; information on an individual or group of U.S.-held political prisoners/prisoners of war; stationary and postage; as well as tips and guidelines for writing to folks on the inside.
If you have someone with whom you regularly correspond, use this as a time to come and catch up with them.
NOTE: This is the second to the last event that will be held at 1-2-3’s current location (the other being an all-night dance party and last hurrah on Wednesday, September 30th). The space is moving and in the interim, we’ll be having our dinners at a to-be-announced location. Send an e-mail to nycabc at riseup dot net and we’ll add you to our low traffic list and you won’t miss a single meal with us.
This week we are writing to Jesse Forrey, who recently started serving a sentence for actions allegedly taken during the 2008 Republican National Convention. If, for some strange reason, you can’t join us, please take the time to write Jesse a letter. Mail call is the bright part of a prisoner’s day and one of the few lifelines they have to the outside.
Write to Jesse at:
Jesse James Forrey
RC Correctional Facility
297 Century Avenue South
Maplewood, Minnesota 55119
We start eating promptly at 7 and writing at about 7:30, so don’t be late for supper. We’ll see you at the table. The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about a political prisoner or group of prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence.
Directions to 1-2-3:
123 Tompkins Avenue, between Myrtle & Vernon Avenues, Brooklyn
Take the G to the Myrtle-Willoughby stop. Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (toward Tompkins, away from Marcy), turn right on Tompkins Avenue and look for 123 on your left.
Take the JMZ to the Myrtle Avenue stop. Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (toward Lewis Avenue, away from Stuyvesant Avenue), turn left on Tompkins Avenue (four blocks from the subway station) and look for 123 on your left.
Take the Williamsburg Bridge to South 5th Street, heading east. Turn right on Union Avenue, then a couple of blocks later, slightly left on to Harrison Avenue. Stay on Harrison Avenue and it becomes Tompkins Avenue. Cross Myrtle Avenue and look for 123 on the left.