168 Western Ave
It’s high summer, and we’re here to support queer prisoners and prison abolition, until there is a world without cages!
Come read letters, connect prisoners to resources, celebrate birthdays, and share nerdy side commentary at the weekly Allston drop in.
NOTE: We end at 2 pm this week because Swissbakers is changing their hours for a few weeks. Normal hours resume 7/22!
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)