Our volunteers are now tweeting about CBWP and our work! Follow us: @ChicagoBWP
Tags: documentary, film, the house i live in, war on drugs
Many of the women who request books from CBWP are behind bars because of nonviolent drug offenses. The sentences they are serving are the human cost of the United States’ failed war on drugs.
To better understand this issue, we encourage you to watch “The House I Live In.” This eye-opening documentary showcases the experiences of many people who have been caught in the crossfire of this inhumane, unjust, and expensive campaign of prohibition.
It is available streaming from a variety of sources. Please watch it today.
Tags: 2012, update
We were reviewing our records, and tallying up our packages from 2012. We sent 7,200 books last year and we could not have done it without your help.
Please drop by our space at 950 W Newport any Sunday between 2-5pm- we are always glad for new visitors and volunteers!
Tags: CWHC, F CWHC, friends
Members of Chicago Books to Women in Prison will be celebrating with Chicago Womens Health Center (CWHC) on September 20, 2012 at their annual fundraiser. We have been tenants of the Health Center for much of 2012 and they have been very good to us. Please come and toast our friendship and CWHC’s commitment to health and wellness. Details are here: http://chicagowomenshealthcenter.org/news/cwhc-2nd-annual-event
Someone has hacked our primary email account, cbwp4001(at)gmail(dot)com. We are not able to access it and we’re so sorry if we’ve missed a message from you! Please resend your note to us at chicagobwp(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll respond right away. You are invited to visit us any Sunday, 2-5pm, in our home at 950 W Newport Ave. We receive mail at P.O. Box 14778 Chicago IL 60614.
Here’s our updated contact information:
950 W Newport Avenue is our physical location. Come by any Sunday, between 2-5 pm, to answer letters and pack books!
Our new mailing address is:
Chicago Books to Women in Prison
P O Box 14778
Chicago, IL 60614.
Our email address is still cbwp4001(at)gmail(dot)com and we’re happy to answer any questions you may have.
Tags: moving day, volunteers
Phase 1: Moving to our new location at the Chicago Women’s Health Center. 25 people are packing, labeling and eating chips. More good times next week when we move the boxes. You’re invited!