London Vigil for International Trans Prisoner Day of Solidarity
London Vigil for International Trans Prisoner Day of Action and Solidarity
Bent Bars Collective will be holding a candle light vigil to honour all trans and gender nonconforming people who have died in prison and all those who are currently incarcerated in prisons, secure hospitals, immigration detention and police custody.
6-7pm Sunday 22 January 2017
Gather outside Pentonville Prison, Caledonian Road, London (map). Please bring a candle if you can.
If you would like to speak or say someting about a loved one, please get in touch (bent.bars.project [at] gmail.com).
Events Happening Across the UK
There are also events and actions happening elsewhere on January 22, including:
Edinburgh Action For Trans Health is hosting an awareness event, reading letters from prisoners and introducing people to letter writing with Bent Bars.
4 - 5.30pm Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh, 17 W. Montgomery Street, EH7 5HA
Action for Trans Health are organizing a Noise Demo, 4-6pm outside Doncaster Prison.
Manchester No Prisons are organizing minibuses to Doncaster
Leeds Action for Trans Health are also planning to go to Doncaster
Sheffield Action for Trans Health & Queer Agenda Sheffield are organizing lifts to Doncaster
Check out the website below for a list of actions and events worldwide. You can also download a 'zine of writing by, for, and about trans prisoners.