Panel: Beyond Prisons, Toward Community Strategies

Although this is happening very far away from DC, we wanted everyone to know that a representative from DCTC will be speaking on this panel in Montreal this weekend!


The Prisoner Correspondence Project, Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTTeQ), and the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy present:

Beyond Prisons, Toward Community Strategies: Supporting work within and against prisons

Saturday October 24th from 4pm to 6pm
at the Comité Social Centre-Sud at 1710 Beaudry (metro Beaudry)


Gisele Dias – Prisoner HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN), Toronto
Peter Collins – HIV/AIDS activist and prisoner at Bath Institution, Ontario
Amazon Contreraz – jailhouse lawyer, trans activist and prisoner at Corcoran, California
Sadie Ryanne Baker – DC Trans Coalition (DCTC), Washington DC
Farah Abdill – community organizer, Montreal

Beyond Prisons, Toward Community Strategies will be an afternoon of community organizations and individuals coming together to discuss the ways we can expand our existing models of support and service provision, as prisoners, exprisoners and allies, and work towards a broader movement to end our reliance on prisons.

The presenters–made up of prisoners, ex-prisoners, and allies–will introduce their current projects, which include gay and trans prisoner support, HIV prevention, advocacy for prisoner self-determination, and local initiatives to support folks inside prisons.  How can we confront the violence of prison expansion, deepening rates of in-prison HIV transmission, medical negligence and isolation? Through these discussions, we hope to forge coalitions between different community groups and strengthen the day to day struggles both within and against prisons.

whisper translation, childcare, and metro/bus fare available • wheelchair accessible

For directions, information about accessibility, or if there are other ways we can support your attendance, please contact us at • 514-848-2424 x 7431 *


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