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BK/NY – Tuesday, March 13th – Letter-Writing for Women’s History Month, Part One

WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, March 13th, 2012
WHERE: 885 Park Avenue, Brooklyn, New York (see below for directions)
COST: Free

The NYC Anarchist Black Cross collective is back at it, serving up amazing food and knowledge about our folks behind bars. In light of March being women’s history month, this is the first letter-writing dinner this month where we’ll be focusing on a few of our female comrades behind bars. We’ll provide brief background and recent updates on Leah Henderson, Mandy Hiscocks, Patreese Johnson, CeCe McDonald, and Rev. Joy Powell. All you need to bring is an appetite, but friends and partners are welcome.

If for some reason you can’t make it out, but still want to support these comrades, you can write to them at:
Leah Henderson
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6

Amanda Hiscocks
Vanier Centre for Women at Milton
665 Martin Street
Milton, Ontario L9T 5E6

Patreese Johnson 07-G-0635
Taconic Correctional Facility
250 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, New York 10507

Chrishaun Reed McDonald* #2011014667
401 South 4th Avenue, Suite 100
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415
*Address the envelope to Chrishaun and the card/letter to CeCe

Joy Powell #07-G-0632
Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
Post Office Box 1000
Bedford Hills, New York 10507-2499

For more information on these cases, visit:
http://freenj4.wordpress.com (a little out of date, but useful)

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 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 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!

  1. 23 July 2012 at 2:48 pm

    DId anyone else’s letters to Patreese Johnson get returned because she’s no longer at the address?

    • NYC Anarchist Black Cross
      23 July 2012 at 9:41 pm


      We’ve recently been informed that Patreese has been transferred. Her new address is:
      Patreese Johnson 07-G-0635
      Beacon Correctional Facility
      50 Camp Beacon Road
      Post Office Box 780
      Beacon, New York 12508-0780

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