Boston: Match Night w/ #DeeperThanWater

August 20, 2017 at 4:00pm - 6pm
encuentro 5
9a Hamilton Pl
Boston, MA 02108
United States
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Join #DeeperThanWater - an abolitionist coalition working to tell the story of incarceration and water injustice in Massachusetts (and across the country ) while holding the state accountable by demanding the immediate provision of clean, safe, free, healthy water to prisoners effected by contaminated water.

Join us to learn more AND get connected to prisoners in MA, so we can build solidarity and relationships with our incarcerated family.
Sunday, August 20
encuentro 5 - 9a Hamilton Pl (accessibility info below)
4-6 pm

Last month, the Boston Globe broke the old story of MCI Norfolk - black and brown water, contaminated with metal filings and manganese. Our contacts inside the prison, and nearby prisons, confirm the story of nearly century-old piping producing unsafe water, and tell the story of dogs being given free bottled water while prisoners must use the contaminated tap water. The state and DOJ have consistently kicked the can down the road on resolving the situation.
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/06/17/water-state-largest-prison-raises-concerns/xDEkyL3GFwsqag7qvywl3K/story.html

If you don't have a subscription, here is the article on a Google page:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AWUba9UpCAFDroaiyn7xSMzK6SfX-2PCAbFiHpE01tM/edit?usp=sharing

One building block of our campaign is real connections with prisoners - so join us for August's match night, learn about the issues, and get connected to a person who needs your support! We'll lay out the campaign issues, and coach you through your first letter.

Accessibility: 
- encuentro 5 is right off Park St Station next to the Orpheum

encuentro 5 is not wheelchair accessible; we are happy to bring this type of event to other venues and groups, please DM Elizabeth Rucker (co host) to set that up.

There are about 8 steps total to get into the space

Let us know if you need: 
- ASL or other translation services
- child care

help us keep the space scent free by not wearing perfumes or scented lotions, and keeping them sealed while in the space

there will be plenty of seating at this event

there are 2 gender neutral bathrooms

cover image description: a brown person with short hair and a pink shirt looks to their right at a white person with short hair and glasses. Over the image in white text the question "how do you balance abolition and a commitment to immediate needs?"

45 RSVPS
Sonya Lenora Naijeer Watson Caren Waldholz Lina Mamut Dallas McKinney Hannah Zack Hira Choudhry Presley Pizzo Rebecca Rae Moore Sana Saeed Christine Mitchell Ashley Carroll Jared Kant Tamia Rashima Ruddy Ligonde Jaime Idea Kaleigh O'Keefe Steph Houten Kim Barzola Hersch Rothmel Alexa Reed Yaira Matos Peter Diamond Jeff Bachman Jukurious Davis Annie Louise Atwater Cydney Ross Anna Jacobsen Rachael Claborn Elly Kalfus Vic Michelle S DeLeon Costello Husayn Karimi Stefanie Grossano Cayla Brown Meg Williams Kassandra Hishida Rachel Corey Lena Charity Kristin Turgeon Khari Charles Jurrell Laronal Mikias Gurmessa Nino Brown Cnr Ram-Mc

Who's RSVPing

Sonya Lenora
Naijeer Watson
Caren Waldholz
Lina Mamut
Dallas McKinney
Hannah Zack
Hira Choudhry
Presley Pizzo
Rebecca Rae Moore
Sana Saeed
Christine Mitchell
Ashley Carroll
Jared Kant
Tamia Rashima
Ruddy Ligonde
Jaime Idea
Kaleigh O'Keefe
Steph Houten
Kim Barzola
Hersch Rothmel
Alexa Reed
Yaira Matos
Peter Diamond
Jeff Bachman
Jukurious Davis
Annie Louise Atwater
Cydney Ross
Anna Jacobsen
Rachael Claborn
Elly Kalfus

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