Criminal Queers: Film Screening & Postcard Writing To Lgbtq Prisoners In Texas

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Criminal Queers: Film Screening & Postcard Writing To Lgbtq Prisoners In Texas
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Austin Anarchist Black Cross says
On April 17th, we'll be showing the film Criminal Queers "[this film] visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation. Follow Yoshi, Joy, Susan and Lucy as they fiercely read everything from the Human Rights Campaign and hate crimes legislation to the non-profitization of social movements. Criminal Queers grows our collective liberation by working to abolish the multiple ways our hearts, genders, and desires are confined. (directed by Chris Vargas & Eric A. Stanley, 2015)"

Trailer can be viewed here:
https://vimeo.com/127429150

Free admission, but any donations collected will go directly toward postage and letter writing materials!

Afterward we'll writing postcards and decorating cards to send to LGBTQ prisoners in Texas. New folks who would like to have a penpal will have the opportunity to write letters too. If you've never writen to a prisoner before, we'll be happy to get you started and all materials are provided. Let's send some love through the walls!

The venue, MonkeyWrench Books is wheelchair accessible and located near several busstops. There is a gender neutral bathroom. We also aim to maintain a safe(r) space. The following things are not tolerated: sexism, racism, classism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and/or any other behavior that is hateful and has the effect of policing others. In addition, we are a sober space.

XO Austin ABC
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By: Austin Anarchist Black Cross

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