Tuesday (November 9th) – Letter-Writing Dinner For Baltimore Black Panther Eddie Conway
What: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
When: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Where: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Your chances are better than fifty-fifty that if it’s a Tuesday, somewhere in the city you can find a letter-writing dinner for U.S. held political prisoners and prisoners of war. NYC ABC holds it down every other Tuesday, as we’ve been doing for over three years, and uptown comrades have been hard at it for months now, hosting a monthly event. That leaves you in a pretty good position to learn about our folks locked down, meet folks you might not already know, and eat some consistently amazing food.
This week we’ll be writing to Marshall “Eddie” Conway, a former Black Panther from Baltimore who has been imprisoned for over forty years on charges of having killed a police officer. There is ample evidence to show that not only was Eddie nowhere near the cops getting fired upon, but also that he, individually as well as a member of the Black Panther Party, was targeted under the FBI’s Counter Intelligence Program, or COINTELPRO.
In case you aren’t able to make it to dinner, here’s Eddie’s address so you can join in from home:
Marshall Eddie Conway #116469
Jessup Correctional Institution
Post Office Box 534
Jessup, Maryland 20794
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!