Holiday cards for prisoners + Certain Days calendar launch – Hamilton, Ontario

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Thursday, November 15

7-9 p.m.

The Tower, 778 Barton St. East, Hamilton


Join us for our annual holiday card writing event plus the Certain Days 2019 Calendar launch party! We send dozes of cards out at the end of November to ensure that political prisoners receive something for the holidays – a time of year that can particularly lonely for those on the inside. We are writing to prisoners in North America, and globally. Please join us to send some love through the walls. 

We’re also celebrating the launch of the 2018 Certain Days: Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar! The calendar is a joint fundraising and educational project between outside organizers in Montreal, Hamilton, New York and Baltimore, in partnership with a political prisoner being held in maximum-security prison in New York State, David Gilbert. 

This year’s theme is “Health/Care,” and features art and writings by David Gilbert, Bec Young, RISE: Radical Indigenous Survivance and Empowerment, Aviva Stahl, Debbie, Mike and Chuck Africa, Roger Peet, Addameer, Leah Jo Carnine, Suzy Subways, Farha Najah, Ashanti Alston, Alec Dunn, Barbara Zeller, Hikaru Ikeda, Giselle Dias, Micah Bazant, Alisha Walker, Fernando Marti, Sins Invalid, Tom Manning, Dave George, Laura Whitehorn, Frizz Kid, Abolitionist Law Center, Cindy Milstein, and more.

The proceeds from Certain Days 2019 will be divided among these groups: Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association (Palestine), Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) and other groups in need.

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Children are very welcome and we can provide childcare. Please let us know in advance if possible so that we can plan fun activities. 

Accessibility: The Tower is physically accessible through the front door for most people using mobility devices, however, the bathroom is in the basement and down a flight of stairs. There is a bathroom at the McDonalds across the street that can be used.