2-4PM @ Adobe Books and Arts Cooperative
We are honored to host Cartero Esperanza: Servicio Postal en Solidaridad - Sending Letters and Comissary Funds to Queer and Trans Asylum Seekers in Detention with We Are The Ones We've Been Waiting For
Bring pens, markers, stationary, and other art making / letter writing materials, and food / snacks to share. Donations for postage and on-going commissary fund are encouraged.
ABOUT Cartero Esperanza: Servicio Postal en Solidaridad - Sending Letters and Comissary Funds to Queer and Trans Asylum Seekers in Detention:
The experience of detention, especially for queer and trans people of color, is isolating, inhumane, unsafe and psychologically tortuous. Our privilege as “free-people” gives us the means to connect and mobilize support for our community on the inside. Through writing letters, we can provide a vital source of love and encouragement that can support their mental health and well being.
The Sanctuary House coalition located in Tucson, AZ has a growing network of 30+ queer and trans asylum seekers inside detention that need our support. Let's let our queer and trans family in detention know that they are not alone, that they are not forgotten, and that we want their voices to be heard. We have personal contact information for each person that we will share with you at the gathering, the writing guidelines for each detention center, and directions on how to send money directly to their commissary accounts.
If you cant come thru but would like to support, please venmo your donation to @shotbyguerrilla or @adonis-emory. When sending your donation, please keep in mind that every direct commissary payment made requires a $7 transaction fee.
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
Paseo Artístico: 24th Street/Calle 24 Latino Cultural District
Free Community Arts Stroll
Protect the Sacred: First Peoples For Environmental Justice
Adobe Books is please to participate in Paseo Artístico - A full day of free, interactive, bilingual local art activities for the entire family and community on Saturday October 12, 2019 from 12PM-8PM in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District, San Francisco.