Transformative Justice Summit 2019: Raising the Bars

Our Black Prisoners’ Caucus [B.P.C.] at Stafford Creek is inviting community to attend their upcoming Transformative Justice Summit 2019: Raising the Bars.  This summit will be held on Wednesday, November 06, 2019, from 10 AM to 3 PM.  Please promote within your network.   REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday, October 28, 2019 Pre-registration is required. REGISTER AT (http://bit.ly/bpcsummit)  
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Black Prisoners’ Caucus Youth & Family Summit @ Stafford Creek CC

***The date of the event has been changed to Tuesday, August 20th. The brothers of the Black Prisoners’ Caucus at Stafford Creek are inviting their community/network to attend their upcoming Youth & Family Summit on August 20, 2019, 10 AM to 3 PM.  Please spread the word and registration link below with folks in our community/network that would benefit from attending.  Pre-registration is required! You must be 18 years or older to attend. REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, August 14, 2019  REGISTER HERE:  http://bit.ly/bpcsummit
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The end of the pipeline. Seattle teachers go to prison to get schooled.

Original story posted at: https://www.kuow.org/stories/the-other-end-of-the-pipeline-teachers-go-to-prison-to-get-schooled APR 18, 2019 at 5:33 PM Every month, a new group of Seattle educators sit down with khaki-clad inmates in a fluorescent-lit, windowless room at the Monroe Correctional Complex. It’s an effort to address the so-called “school-to-prison pipeline” by meeting face-to-face at its terminus. On a recent Friday evening, the group included teachers-in-training from the Seattle Teacher Residency, who have committed to working in low-income schools for five years upon getting their master’s degrees. The inmates are members of the Black Prisoners Caucus, an organization focused on social justice inside and outside of prison. After introductions and
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EVENT: The Net that Works: A Community Dialogue

Calling on Community!   As a way for you to remain engaged with and accountable to the organizing of the Black Prisoners’ Caucus, as well as, the larger People’s Institute Northwest network, we are asking that you attend a community forum on Wednesday, December 12, 2018, at the Seattle University Campion Ballroom. Wednesday, December 12 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Seattle University Campion Ballroom Register here: https://www.pinw25.com/events   This community forum is titled: “The Net that Works,” and is a part of Reclaiming Our History: A Weeklong Celebration of 25 Years of the People’s Institute in the Pacific Northwest.”  
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A Strong Mind, by Michael Linear (The Black Lens Spokane | November 2018)

Black Prisoners’ Caucus Coyote Ridge Chapter The Black Lens Spokane | www.blacklensnews.com | Page 8 November 2018 A Strong Mind By: Michael Linear Prison has made me strong, not weak. Striving in conditions where fathers seldom take responsibility for what they did. My pain is my motivation, and it drives me to a satisfactory type of success. When I lay down at night, I wonder who thinks about me while I’m here. Another year went by with most of my time spent in submission, but I realize that I’m the cause of my own agony. Who can I blame when
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Finding freedom behind bars

October 24, 2018  By The Buccaneer By Sarah R Baker Originally posted at: http://www.passthebuc.com/2018/10/finding-freedom-behind-bars/ The patterned linoleum tiles, the overhead lights toeing the line between bright and harsh, and the cork boards covered in colorful construction paper and cut-out animals are reminiscent of anyone’s elementary school. The nostalgic smell of finger-paint and gooey cafeteria lunches feel like they might waft in at any second. The courtyard gives off a similar feeling, displaying perfectly trimmed grass and sporadic clusters of flowers and greenery any kid would want to trample or pick for favorite teachers during recess. But this isn’t a school. It’s
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Black Prisoners’ Caucus (Clallam Bay) 2018 Youth Summit

Black Prisoners’ Caucus – Clallam Bay chapter hosted their annual Youth Summit on October 12, 2018. It was well attended by many community organizers, youth and family advocates, outreach specialists and program policy coordinators from established organizations doing effective work in the community. These organizations included: The Village of Hope, New Horizons, NEXUS, Future Labs, YMCA, Fabians Fund, Youth Care, Friends of Youth, Columbia Legal Services, Sub Pop, Seattle Office of Civil Rights, Seattle Goodwill, KEXP, as well as, The Seattle Times. Each guest made the 4-hour trek up to the Peninsula Coast to sit with the Black Prisoners’ Caucus
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Black Prisoners’ Caucus – Stafford Creek, 2018 Criminal Justice Summit: “No Citizen Left Behind.”

The Black Prisoners’ Caucus at Stafford Creek Corrections Center invites you to attend their 2018 BPC Criminal Justice Summit – “No Citizen Left Behind.” Tuesday, October 30, 2018 / 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM PDT Registration ends at 12 midnight on October 13 The summit will feature presentations from BPC members and invited leaders from our community about how our society is throwing people away: the disposables. This summit will interrogate the criminal justice system, the education system, the housing system, the employment system, and other systems responsible for disposing of people in this society. We will not just talk
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BPC Shelton – Letter to Community

Dear Community, On February 20th, 2018, we hosted the first ever Black Prisoners’ Caucus sponsored youth summit at the Washington Correction Center in Shelton, WA. Over 125 members of the community came and supported this summit. Our aim with this summit was to have a positive impact on the communities we came from. As men who have been in prison reflecting on the bad decisions we made which led to our incarceration, and often times damaged communities we came from, we wanted to give back. Those of you from the community who joined us were to be conduits through which
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