BK/NY – Tuesday, February 28th – Letter-Writing for Victor VanOrden
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
Liberation is in the mouths of comrades worldwide. We speak and scream it and push for its arrival. And yet it eludes us. The minions of state and capital push back and it is within the context of this conflict that we host another of our every-other-week political prisoner letter-writing dinners. This week we are writing to someone unwilling to accept symbolic action in the name of liberation as a replacement for direct liberation.
Earlier this month, Victor VanOrden was sentenced to five years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of attempted burglary and one count of “releasing an animal from an animal facility.” Victor was arrested on October 10th, 2011 while allegedly trying to free mink from a mink ranch near Stone State Park in Iowa.
If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support Victor, you can write to him at:
Victor Vanorden #6916264A
Iowa Medical and Classification Center
2700 Coral Ridge Avenue
Coralville, Iowa 52241
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 the 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 athoughtful 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 pass around birthday cards for the PP/POWs whose birthdays fall in the next two weeks thanks to the PP/POW Birthday Calendar.
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.
This event is brought to you by your friendly neighborhood Anarchist Black Cross.
Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211
Free all Political Prisoners and Prisoners of War!
For the Abolition of State Repression and Domination!