BK/NY – Tuesday, June 7th – Card Signing Dinner for the J11 International Day of Solidarity with Anarchist and Eco Prisoners
WHAT: Political Prisoner Letter-Writing Dinner
WHEN: 7pm sharp, Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
WHERE: The Base – 1302 Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11221 (directions below)
NOTE: The Base is on the ground floor, is wheelchair accessible, and has a gender neutral toilet.
This year for the June 11th, International Day of Solidarity with Anarchist and Eco Prisoners we will be signing cards for….you guessed it anarchist and eco prisoners.
In honor of this year’s June 11th folks of The Campaign to Fight Toxic Prisons (FTP) have organized a massive #PrisonEcology convergence down in DC. If you can get down there, you absolutely should. There are great panels and actions planned throughout the span of the weekend.
If you somehow haven’t heard, former political prisoner and social media aficionado Daniel McGowan is getting off probation! He will be hosting a celebration and benefit for eco-prisoners called “I’m Off Probation!” on June 18th at the Silent Barn. He just gave word that he will be taking attendance.
Jarrod Shanahan reported for his sentence of one month for the Brooklyn Bridge case that he was arrested for last year following a demo in solidarity with Eric Garner. He is currently at Rikers Island and you can write to him at this address:
Jarrod Shanahan 3101600544
Eric M. Taylor Center
10-10 Hazen Street
East Elmhurst, New York 11370
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 The Base is simple:
From the M Train:
Central Avenue Stop: Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (away from Hart Street, toward Cedar Street). We’re about two blocks down on the south side of the street.
Knickerbocker Avenue Stop: Walk west on Myrtle Avenue (away from Harman Street, toward Himrod Street). We’re about three blocks down on the south side of the street.
From the L Train:
DeKalb Avenue Stop: Walk south on Stockholm Street (away from Wyckoff Avenue, toward Irving Avenue). We’re about four blocks down, at the intersection of Stockholm Street and Myrtle Avenue.
From the J Train:
Myrtle Avenue Stop: Transfer to the M train and follow the above directions.