Holiday Card Writing Party with Black & Pink + Abolitionist Reading Series


Sunday, December 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Black & Pink Holiday Card 2022

Join Interference Archive and Black and Pink for a reading and discussion event on carceral justice and holiday card writing session on December 18th from 4-7pm. This is the first event of a reading series we’ve organized in conjunction with our current Defund / Defend exhibition about the history of activism against police brutality. 

We’ll gather for an informal discussion about the impact of incarceration on families and to write holiday cards to send to LGBTQ+ incarcerated people as part of Black and Pink’s Holiday Card Campaign. We’ll be reading and discussing “A Son’s Fight for His Father’s Freedom”, a short essay by Russell ‘Maroon’ Shoatz, an ACLU article about family separation and mass incarceration, and Mariame Kaba’s children’s book Missing Daddy

Missing Daddy is available to read for free in print and as an ebook through the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. Also check out these videos about carceral justice and families–one with Dorothy Roberts, author ofTorn Apart:

Imagining in the Non Carceral Space (Up End Movement)

Dorothy Roberts speaks about her book Torn Apart

We’ll have snacks on hand and some local student abolition activists will share a new zine they developed on ways to support incarcerated people and their families.

We’ll also be collecting donations at the event for Haymarket Books Not Bars Program, which provides free books to incarcerated people.  

Can’t attend in person? You can still read along with us, support Haymarket, and participate in the Black and Pink Holiday Card Campaign online. And stop by the archive during our open hours between now and January 29th to check out Defund / Defend and to pick up a copy of our free abolition zine!

This event is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.