Vigil for Greg Diatchenko
Wednesday, July 11, 10am-11am, Church of the Covenant, 67 Newbury St, Boston
Greg Diatchenko is a dear friend who has been paroled for the last two years. He has been vital to the work of #DeeperThanWater. On May 27 the MA Department of Corrections retaliated against him for his advocacy by concocting a parole violation - speaking at a rally. They are seeking to revoke his parole, but we demand his safe return to our community. His parole hearing is closed to the public and will happen this coming Wednesday morning. We will hold a simultaneous vigil in Boston.
The building is wheelchair accessible and hearing assistance may be possible - we will update as soon as we can! Please contact us if you need ASL interpretation, any other interpretation, or have other needs. For more information about Greg being stolen from our community, read more here.
Pack the Court for Derrick Washington
***Another change of date: the trial will now start Monday, July 30th, starting at 8:30am every morning and running til around 1pm. The trial might last the whole week. Come for however much you can!
Derrick Washington has waited 10 years for his day in court after being tortured by guards -- find more information here. We will show up to support him! We need people the week of July 30, let us know which days you can make it. RSVP as part of SURJB here.
We're looking for court watchers who want to challenge culture of white supremacy and punishment in our courts. Court Watch MA is a collective effort led by Families for Justice as Healing, ACLU, National Lawyers Guild, Massachusetts Bail Fund, and MA Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Register for a training & find information here.
Stop CMR483: Keep Families/Friends in Touch With Incarcerated Loved Ones
The Massachusetts DOC has implemented a new regulation limiting the number of visitors and only if they are on a pre-approved visitor list. Sign the Petition Against Visitation Rights Restraints.
Black & Pink Volunteer Drop In
Times are drop in/drop out, so come for as long or little as you'd like. You will need a laptop. Come read prisoners' letters, learn about their struggles, and help out the Black and Pink family!