Tuesday (October 26th) – Letter-Writing Dinner For RNC 8 Prisoner Erik Oseland
What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, September 28th
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Get excited, because we’re back on our dinner-eating-letter-writing game, and we want you to join in! If you’ve been wanting to catch up on correspondence with somebody, now’s the chance! If you’ve never written a prisoner before, come find out what it’s all about! If you’re just really hungry, hey-all you gotta do is write a letter to get fed!
This week we’ll be writing to Erik Oseland, who was a part of the RNC 8, a group of anarchists arrested for ‘organizing’ the Republican National Convention protests. After lengthy legal proceedings, Erik eventually agreed to a non-cooperating plea deal, agreeing to take the charge of “Conspiracy to Commit Criminal Damage to Property” (a gross misdemeanor).
On October 20th, he reported to jail to serve a 2 to 3 month sentence. While that is a small amount of time as compared to some of the prisoners we’ve written to who have been locked up for 2 or 3 decades, it is still crucial for people who get prison time for acting in ways we agree with to feel supported. In case you aren’t able to make it to dinner, here’s Erik’s address so you can join in from home:
297 Century Ave S.
Maplewood, Minnesota 55119
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.
Getting to 885 Park Avenue is simple:
From the J/M/Z:
Flushing Stop: Walk southeast on Broadway (toward Sumner Place, away from Thornton Street) and make a right on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block, on your right.
Myrtle Stop: Walk northwest on Broadway (toward Melrose Street, away from Troutman Street) and make a left on Park Avenue. We’re halfway down the block on the right.
From the G Train:
Flushing Avenue Stop: Walk south on Marcy Avenue (toward Hopkins Street, away from Wallabout Street) and turn left on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on the left.
Myrtle-Willoughby Avenues Stop: Walk north on Marcy Avenue (toward Stockton Street, away from Vernon Avenue) and turn right on Park Avenue. We’re three and a half blocks down on your left.
If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. Otherwise, we’ll see you at supper.
Brought to you by NYC Anarchist Black Cross (ABCF-NYC).
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Free all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War!
For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!