Save the Date!
We host prisoner letter-writing events on the fourth Monday of every month at 6:30 pm currently held online using Jitsi due to COVID.
Keep me in the loop!
Join us on Monday, October 26th, 5:30 pm at the picnic bench just north of the playground at Clark Park. We’ll be writing letters to Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown). Jamil became known as a Black liberation leader as the chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party. In the early ’70s, he did five years as a political prisoner before being paroled in 1976. [Read More]
Monday, 9/28: Reportback Mailing and Card-writing
Join us this Monday, September 28th, 6:30pm at the north side of the dog bowl in Clark Park as we package and mail the Philly RDTW 2020 reportback to US-held political prisoners. Snacks and card-writing supplies are provided. We encourage people who want to discuss ideas on how to support political prisoners and prisoners of war to come hang out, and send some quick notes of solidarity to political prisoners with birthdays in September and October: [Read More]
Running Down The Walls 2020 Reportback
We’re happy to report the success of our third annual Philadelphia Running Down The Walls in support of political prisoners, held on September 6th 2020. On this beautiful sunny day, participants began gathering in FDR park to check-in for their t-shirts, make donations, set up tables, and hang banners. With a nice breeze coming off the lake, Sheena Sood led another amazing yoga warm-up – this time right on the boardwalk by the shore. [Read More]
#RDTW2020 Video and Chuck Africa's Recommended Resources
The 2020 Running Down The Walls official reportback is coming shortly. In the meantime, check out this amazing montage by hate5six. If you missed the full version of Chuck Africa’s speech on Sunday, he is calling on the movement to support two of the men held at SCI Fayette, the prison that Chuck was last at before his release in February, as well as women in prison more generally. [Read More]
Special Black August Birthday Event for Russell Maroon Shoatz
Sunday, August 23rd, 4:30pm at Malcolm X Park - This month’s letter-writing event will be a special Black August edition on Sunday August 23rd, the 77th birthday of Black Liberation prisoner Russell Maroon Shoatz. Join us in signing conscious birthday cards, talking about his case and history of struggle, and engage in political education through a raffle! The PE raffle prizes are four pairs of Nike shoes that were donated in support of this event: [Read More]