This is an invitation to a prison abolition art show that Tucson Anarchist Black Cross is putting together for this June. While some amount of emphasis will be placed on work submitted by people currently incarcerated, we welcome any art on the subject of prisons, policing, and their abolition. We’re especially excited about the possibility for artists on the outside to form relationships and collaborative projects with artists on the inside. There will be materials to write to inside artists at the show.
Also very welcome are pieces that may not be directly or literally related to the theme, but that people might like to take home for a donation.
The show will take place over two days to coincide with the annual June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist prisoners (more info at june11.org). On the 10th, we’ll open the show and silent auction, with drinks and entertainment! On the 11th, we’ll be hosting a number of speakers to draw together local struggles for liberation and remember those who have been captured from us by the state. We’ll also have a number of local groups tabling to facilitate conversation and collaboration between diverse efforts in Tucson and the region. All the art will be up for both nights!
We hope to raise money for Tucson ABC as well as for all the artists inside who have contributed to the show. Money for Tucson ABC will go towards mailing radical literature to people in prisons throughout Arizona and directly supporting anti-prison organizing efforts inside and out.
This year, June 11th will also see a national mobilization on the east coast under the banner Fight Toxic Prisons, which will aim to highlight and resist the ecologic destruction of the prison industry. More information on that mobilization can be found at fighttoxicprisons.wordpres
Art for Abolition:
June 10th, 6PM – 11PM
2448 N. Estrella Ave.
June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Long-Term Anarchist Prisoners
June 11th, 6PM – 9PM
2448 N. Estrella Ave.
Speakers and Tablers TBA
If you know people inside who would be interested, give them our PO Box address! And get in touch for a consent form to send in, or with any questions or ideas.
Facebook Event here.
P.O. Box 1521
Tucson, AZ 85705