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Flying Over Walls - August LGBTQ Prisoner Letter-writing & Mail Processing

  • Farley's Cafe 33 Grand Avenue Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

August LGBTQ Prisoner Letter-writing & Mail Processing (Oakland)

Flying Over Walls


Join Flying Over Walls for this important way to show solidarity with our incarcerated LGBTQ+ and HIV+ community members!

Every month on the 3rd Monday, Flying Over Walls will have mail processing/data entry, birthday cards to our LGBTQ+ members AND penpal info, so join us for whatever your pleasure is (and invite your friends)!
Since we are covering lots of monthly birthdays at our SF event, we will send birthday cards to incarcerated folks who have not specified their birth date, and also work on mail processing.

Please join with or without a laptop - there is work for everyone! If you’d like, we'll train you to respond to letters or to enter and update penpal request forms in our database. Getting these forms into our database helps get our inside folks matched to penpals, so this is an essential part of our work (and we have so much mail!).

If you want to start a penpal relationship, we will also have info on folks to send letters to, all the supplies, and ways to get more involved in the movement to abolish prisons. Letter-writing is one incredible way we have to overcome the isolation intended by the PIC.

Some food and beverages are available for purchase from the cafe. And please bring some dollars and change toward postage, if you can. Any money raised beyond the cost of supplies will be used to support both local & national Black & Pink projects.

To volunteer for this event, click here

While this space is open to the public and not scent-free, please avoid wearing scented products in order to support folks with chemical sensitivies. More info: