Hot off the Press: Books’ Video Release Party October 8

Who: Chicago Books to Women in Prison

What: Release part for a new documentary produced by award winning filmmaker Madsen Minax. Free. Refreshments provided.

When: October 8, 2010 6:30-9:30pm

Where: Mess Hall, an experimental cultural center in the heart of Rogers Park (6932 N Glenwood Avenue)

After nearly ten years in action, Chicago Books to Women in Prison (CBWP) is putting itself on film.  Join CBWP for the release party of a new documentary by Chicago-based filmmaker and musician Madsen Minax.  “Chicago Books to Women in Prison: An Organization Video” shows how bibliophiles, more commonly known as “bookworms,” can combine their love of books with a radical opposition to prison system.

Designed to inspire viewers to learn more about issues of prisons and literacy, “Chicago Books to Women in Prison: An Organization Video” documents the history and importance of the CBWP project, and offers personal stories about reading and learning in prison.

Madsen Minax is the award-winning director and producer of the rock documentary “Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance.”  He has a BFA in film and sound from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Advertisements

HOW TO DONATE BOOKS
See what we need most—and what we don’t need at all—and other tips to help you help us.

3,868 packages so far in 2018!

That’s 3,576 packages of books and 292 blank journals to incarcerated women across the country. In 2017 we sent 4,690 packages in all. Big thanks to all our supporters—we couldn’t do it without you! (updated October 8, 2018)

Help us get the most wanted books!

Learn what we’re looking for now

• Shop our Amazon wish list (feel free to buy from the list at other stores)

Donate money quickly and easily

Or send your check or money order to 4511 N. Hermitage Ave., Chicago, IL 60640. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your gift may be tax-deductible.

Lyft promo code CBWPFREERIDE

New to Lyft? Get 2 free rides (up to $5 each) & help us send more books to women in prison. Download the app, use the promo code CBWPFREERIDE anywhere Lyft operates—and we get $10!

Shop on AmazonSmile & Amazon will donate to us—at no cost to you

This is an easy, automatic way for you to support our work. Every time you shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to us. It add up to making a big difference.

Sign up now and start shopping.

Follow us on Twitter

Subscribe to our blog and receive notifications of new posts.

Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: