168 Western Ave
Fall is in the air! Join us for hot beverages, overpriced pastry, and prison abolition every Saturday.
It’s Indigenous People’s Day weekend, and we will set aside time to reflect on indigenous and colonized people’s experience of incarceration, political and economic repression, and state violence.
Come read letters, connect prisoners to resources, celebrate birthdays, and share nerdy side commentary at the weekly Allston drop in.
Join us for wholesome work, mouthy community, and lots of love.
***Please bring a laptop and your charger.***
If you can’t bring a laptop, please come anyway (we’d appreciate if you comment that you’ll be coming without a computer). You can participate meaningfully in writing birthday and Pride cards to our incarcerated family.
Swissbakers in Allston
this location is wheelchair accessible
about 2 minutes from the the 66, 86, and immediately off the 70/70a bus routes
CHILDREN ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND and can participate in outreach by drawing on cards
There is a gender neutral, wheelchair accessible bathroom with a changing table
There is a parking lot with wheelchair accessible spots
– read mail from our incarcerated family and get them signed up for our newsletter and penpal service
– share stories and words from the mail we read
– write birthday cards to incarcerated folks in MA and around the country
– type up newsletter and zine submissions
And we’ll make space to talk about our pen-pals, prison abolition under a Trump administration, killing queer characters, institutional racism, alcohol companies exploiting a vulnerable population at Pride, and other topics for polite conversation.
We host two other drop ins weekly:
Sundays, 3-6 pm, at Encuentro 5 Downtown (not wheelchair accessible)
Wednesdays, 7-9 pm, at First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain (wheelchair accessible)