Writing letters is a critical tool to overcome the isolation and erasure of people who are incarcerated. Gathering in a group to write can be a way to take collective action, to show solidarity, and to support people who have been criminalized for surviving violence. Such events can also support folks on the outside in learning more and stepping into more active support roles for those behind bars.
This S&P toolkit is designed for anyone interested in organizing a letter writing gathering to support incarcerated survivors of violence. It will provide a concrete set of steps, lists of materials, and considerations when putting together an event, picking a date, selecting a venue, and planning for responses to your letters.
For more information about writing letters to incarcerated survivors, please visit the letter writing action center.
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