Public Education

We host events such as teach-ins, public actions, and letter-writing gatherings. At teach-ins, including our Building Towards Freedom series, which focuses on the criminalization of trans and gender nonconforming people — we typically focus on  particular survivors, providing background and context to the case. We always end with a call to action and provide practical ideas on how to get involved, like writing a letter of support to the survivor, contacting elected officials, or donating to a defense fund. At letter-writing events, we share information about criminalized survivors and provide supplies so that attendees can write letters to them. Developing connections between incarcerated people and people on the outside is a critical part of abolition work, and survivors benefit from knowing they are not forgotten and strengthening solidarity with external advocates.

Organizing Toward survival: survival activism behind and beyond bars

Letter Writing as freedom