What: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinner
When: 7pm (sharp), Tuesday, June 9th, 2009
Where: 1-2-3 Community Space
Cost: Free

Whew! There's a lot going on in the city these days. From the Stella D'oro Strike to the protest against the 77th precinct to the ongoing battle against their landlord at the 1-2-3 Community Space, folks in New York have been busy. And how better to maintain momentum without burning out? Well, by enjoying a good meal with the folks from the NYC Anarchist Black Cross and writing a couple of letters to political prisoners held in the United States.

NYC ABC has consistently hosted Political Prisoner Letter Writing Dinners every other week for over two years, providing a simple way for folks to learn about political prisoners and prisoners of war they may never have otherwise heard about. This week we are writing to Kalima Aswad and Hugo Pinell and sending birthday cards to Sekou Odinga, Delbert Orr Africa, and Abdul Majid.

If you can't make it this week, please take the time to write to Kalima and Hugo. Their address are:
Kalima Aswad (s/n Robert Duren) #B24120
Post Office Box 2000
Vacaville, California 95696-2000

Hugo "Dahariki" Pinell #A88401
Post Office Box 7500 D-F-03-U-221L
Crescent City, California 95531

The deal, as always, is that you come bringing only yourself (and your friends and comrades), and we provide you with a delicious vegan meal, information about a political prisoner or group of prisoners as well as all of the letter-writing materials and prisoner-letter-writing info you could ever want to use in one evening. In return, you write a thoughtful letter to a political prisoner or prisoner of war of your choosing or, better yet, keep up a long-term correspondence.

Directions to 1-2-3:
123 Tompkins Avenue, between Myrtle & Vernon Avenues, Brooklyn

By Train:
Take the G to the Myrtle-Willoughby stop. Walk east on Myrtle Avenue (toward Tompkins, away from Marcy), turn right on Tompkins Avenue and look for 123 on your left.


Take the JMZ to the Myrtle Avenue stop. Walk West on Myrtle Avenue (toward Lewis Avenue, away from Stuyvesant Avenue), turn left on Tompkins Avenue (four block from the subway station) and look for 123 on your left.

By Bicycle:
Take the Williamsburg Bridge to South 5th Street, heading East. Turn right on Union Avenue, then a couple of blocks later, slight left on to Harrison Avenue. Stay on Harrison Avenue and it becomes Tompkins Avenue. Cross Myrtle Avenue and look for 123 on the left.

Brought to you by the NYC Anarchist Black Cross, part of the continental Anarchist Black Cross Federation

Post Office Box 110034
Brooklyn, New York 11211