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Tues (3/30) BX/NY: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing To David Gilbert

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
: 7:00pm (Sharp), Tuesday, March 30th, 2010
: Red Roots Community Art Space in THE SOUTH BRONX! 503C Wales Avenue, Bronx, New York (See below for directions)

In the eternal ping-pong match pitting The Bronx against Brooklyn, NYC’s Anarchist Black Cross collective continues to bounce back and forth between the city’s best boroughs (sorry Manhattan, your reign is through). This week we’re back in The Bronx, at the ever-amazing Red Roots Community Art Space.

American radical organizer, author and political prisoner DAVID GILBERT was a founding member of Columbia University Students for a Democratic Society and member of The Weather Underground Organization. After eleven years underground he was arrested with members of the Black Liberation Army and other radicals following an armored car robbery in 1981. He was sentenced to 75 years and is serving time in upstate New York.

A NOTE ON THE LOCATION: To our regulars from Brooklyn, you’ve stuck with us so far, please make the trip uptown! It will be worth it to check out this awesome space! To everybody who lives uptown and complains that it’s too far to come down and write letters in Brooklyn: now is your chance! See you on Tuesday!

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious 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. We’ll also provide some brief updates and, thanks to the Anarchist Birthday Brigade, pass around a birthday card for the PPs and POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks. Don’t miss this.

DIRECTIONS: Getting to the Red Roots Community Art Space is as easy as PIE (Shh! Will there be pie?):

From the 6 Train:
Walk west on 149th Street and make a left on Wales Avenue. We’re halfway down the block, just past the church.

From the 2,5 Train:
Walk south on Jackson and make a left on 149th Street, and make a right on Wales Avenue. We’re halfway down the block, just past the church.

If you have any trouble along the way, don’t hesitate to call 718.213.4209!

And finally, for those of you who insist on cooking your own food and writing from home, the address:

David Gilbert #83-A-6158
Clinton Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 2001
Dannemora, New York 12929

For more information on David Gilbert, check Kersplebedeb, prisonactivist.org, or The Freedom Archives.

Also, be sure to visit Red Roots.

This event is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Anarchist Black Cross.

Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211

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