1BBR Pre-Events

Today until January 28th – Write a letter on behalf of Tanika Dickson who is currently incarcerated in New York State for defending herself from a racist attack.

January 23rd THURSDAY 7pm Film Screening – Afghanistan: Life in the Shadow of War @ Friends meeting House 4836 Ellsworth Ave

January 23 THURSDAY DANCE PRACTICE! at 5:30p at New Voices Pittsburgh (5907 Penn Ave)  Learn the “Break the Chains” dance choreographed by the legendary Debbie Allen in preparation for February 14!

January 23 Thursday Silk Screening! 6-9 at the Braddock Carnegie Library – The Neighborhood Printshop email for details – 1billionpgh@gmail.com

January 29 Wednesday Silk Screening! 6-9 at the Braddock Carnegie Library – The Neighborhood Printshop—rsvp – writealetta(at)gmail.com OR text/call 443-603-6964
Could use 4 people or so.

January 30 THURSDAY DANCE PRACTICE! at 6:00p at The Alloy Studios (5530 Penn Ave)
Thursday January 30th – 5-8 clean up starts at 8 —Fabric Banner Making at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse WE ONLY HAVE ROOM FOR 2 MORE PEOPLE.  writealetta(at)gmail.com —  -near construction junction in point breeze.  214 N Lexington St, Pittsburgh, PA 15208

February 4th  Tuesday Film Screening 5:30-8:00pm at Homewood Library  – Pray the Devil Back to Hell – about the women in Liberia rising up against violence. Community Movie Showing & Moderated Discussion hosted by the United Black Book Club of Pittsburgh

February 7th at 3:30pm EST No One is Disposable Everyday Practices of Prison Abolition  You can participate from where you are able or watch it with us in Pittsburgh! Join members of 1Billion Been Rising at The Society for Contemporary Craft 2100 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 in the Strip where currently there is an exhibit called ENOUGH VIOLENCE. Come at 3:30 to see exhibit which is always free!  Web Discussion at 4.
This event is FREE like we wanna be! Watch the videos before you come! RSVP – Helpful but not required – writealetta(at)gmail.com

February 12th, Wednesday – 7pm – Video Screening the Mothers of Bedford. at the Friends Meeting House,  4836 Ellsworth Ave, Oakland  MOTHERS OF BEDFORD confronts crucial issues facing the American criminal justice system.

The film examines the struggles and joys these five women face as prisoners and mothers. It shows the normal frustrations of parenting as well as the surreal experiences of a child’s first birthday party inside prison, the cell that child lives in with her mother, and the biggest celebration of the year.

More information on the program the day of coming soon. DJ’s, Dancers, Poetic and Political Speakers!

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