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    Welcome to the Women's Prison Book Project

                     Thank you for your support! Pancake Breakfast 2014 was a great success!          
                                                                         
    Added bonus fun mailings!
    Have you always wanted to come to a mailing? Do you already come to mailings and just want more WPBP?

    Join us to help our sister project in Chicago get a caught-up.

    Thrusday nights, 6pm-8pm 
    --February 20-- 
    --February 27--
    --March 6--
    @ Boneshaker Books


    How WPBP works!


    Please read...

     Anyone who wants to volunteer or donate to WPBP should read this article. Good stuff.

    Chicago Tribune Article, By Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz




    Join us for a letter writing night every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6-8pm
    at Boneshaker Books!
    Snacks provided!

    **This month we're meeting on February 13th and 27th.

    Photo: Writing transgender prisoners this Thursday from 6 pm to 9 pm.  Midwest Trans Prisoner Pen Pal at Boneshaker Books

    About the Midwest Trans Prisoner Penpal Project (MWTPPP):

    We strive to work against the isolation and deprivation that the prison system uses to keep those on the inside from connecting to those on the outside.

    We reach out to trans, queer, and gender-variant prisoners specifically because they are targeted by the police and prosecution, and incarcerated at disproportionate rates. The prison system further isolates and segregates trans people disconnecting them from human contact and from the outside world

    We believe that sharing life stories and friendships through the practice of letter writing is one way of knowing the prison experience and connecting to people, and, thus, rejecting prison’s systematic use of isolation, silencing, and dehumanization.

    We do this work as a step towards a world without prisons.




    Twin Cities Prison Reading Group
    Tuesday February 25th, 6-8pm
    at Boneshaker Books!

    Join them to talk about the  book 
    "The Color of Violence", produced by INCITE! 

    Reading Group Facebook Event

    Are you:
    Looking for a new book club to join?
    Curious about the Prison Industrial Complex and systems of mass incarceration?
    ...
    Excited to discuss how the PIC works, what alternatives there are to it, and how it could be abolished?
    Interested in getting involved in prisoner advocacy/support or prison abolition efforts in the Twin Cities area?
    If you are, then please come to the first meeting of the Twin Cities Prison Reading Group! It will be held from 6 pm-8 pm on Tuesday, May 28th, at Boneshaker Books, 2002 23rd Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55404.
    We hope to see you there!


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    WPBP on eBay Giving Works

    We have a brand new way to help support WPBP. We are now registered with MissionFish, the eBay organization associated with its Giving Works program for nonprofits. Anyone can sell an item and choose at the time to donate 10%-100% of the proceeds to us, and the same percentage will be knocked off their selling fees by eBay. Any designated sales will be automatically deposited into our account. It's that easy! You can find us on eBay here.


    Volunteer with WPBP

    We are always looking for volunteers to help us respond and fulfill letter requests from women in prison. Find out more about volunteering on the Volunteer Opportunities page.

    Our New Space

    Donate

    GiveMN.org is an online giving platform allows you to find and support our organization and easily keep track of your donations, all in a single location. Make a tax-deductible donation by searching for Womens Prison Book Project (no apostrophe). 

    Email us at womensprisonbookproject@gmail.com

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