Black and Pink penpal meetup—Sat., June 13 at Uncharted Books

Black&PinkCurrently a penpal with Black and Pink: Chicago?

Ever thought about being a penpal with a prisoner?

Black and Pink—an open family of GLBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other—can connect you with a queer or trans prisoner in Illinois.

Join volunteers from Chicago Books to Women in Prison in conversation with Black and Pink on strengthening pen pal relationships, talking through issues that may come up in letter writing, and building community. Whether you’ve been writing someone for years, or are just considering becoming a pen pal, we’d love to see you there!

Saturday, June 13, 1:30–3:30 p.m.
Uncharted Books
2620 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Who should come to a Penpal Meetup?

  • Current penpals living on the West Side who want to meet other outside penpals in their neighborhood
  • Current penpals from any side of the city who want to talk through tricky stuff coming up with their penpal (such as advocacy needs, issues with setting common boundaries, concerns about how to connect) or have any questions for/about Black and Pink
  • Anyone who wants to become a penpal with Black and Pink: Chicago

Learn more on the Facebook event page.

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