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Sending Love & Solidarity: Prisoner Postcards with Critical Resistance PDX

In Other Words, 14 NE Killingsworth
14 NE Killingsworth St
Portland, OR 97211, US (map)

Access Notes

No steps to the door, or inside the building

Short ramp between the two areas of the building inside

Aprox 3 ft width for the entrance

Gender neutral bathroom. Variable wheelchair access to the bathroom - it’s wide, but there is a 90 degree turn from hallway to room, one rail on the wall parallel to the toilet

Ramp to the stage

Seating is pretty sturdy, slightly padded folding chairs (no arms) and some couches

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Every year Critical Resistance coordinates a year-end mailing for all of our comrades inside of prisons, jails & detention centers to remind folks that they're not alone & that we're in the fight with them. This time of year can be especially hard on people that are locked up and away from their loved ones & community.

This year we are also participating in the Black & Pink 2017 Holiday Card Parties- writing to folks on the inside that are involved in their work.

About Black & Pink: Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ people, and respond through advocacy, education, direct service, and organizing.

Who we are:
Critical Resistance is a national grassroots organization working to end society's reliance on imprisonment, policing and surveillance as responses to social, economic & political problems.

Portland’s Chapter of Critical Resistance was founded fall of 2013. We are currently working on an anti-policing campaign, Mental Health Care, Not Policing!

Our Mission:
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the prison industrial complex (PIC) by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe. We believe that basic necessities such as food, shelter, and freedom are what really make our communities secure. As such, our work is part of global struggles against inequality and powerlessness. The success of the movement requires that it reflect communities most affected by the PIC. Because we seek to abolish the PIC, we cannot support any work that extends its life or scope.

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