May 6th: Papermaking Workshop
(Rain date May 7, same time and place)
*Hosted by Holobiont Laboratory and the People’s Paper Co-op PPC Free Our Mothers Posters will be available on site!
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Come join us for a fun outdoor workshop on paper making with flowers. We’ll be using solar-powered blenders to create the pulp, then pressing individual sheets of paper.
We’ll have beverages and snacks and seating. Family-friendly with kids’ activities available (including paper-making depending on their age).
The paper that we’ll be making will be added to care packages that will be gifted to individuals released from Philly jails the following weekend as part of the Black Mama’s Bail Out on Mother’s Day.
The People’s Paper Co-op is a women led, women focused, women powered art and advocacy project at the Village of Arts and Humanities in North Philadelphia. The PPC looks to women in reentry as the leading criminal justice experts our society needs to hear from and uses art to amplify their stories, dreams, and visions for a more just and free world.
Holobiont Laboratory is a working class, collaborative laboratory created in response to climate change and its many impacts on our communities. We use a combination of practical strategies, wild experimentation, affordable tools, and creative interventions to enhance community sustainability and local resilience to climate crisis. We understand ourselves (and others!) to be both grassroots scientists of the imagination and on-the-ground strategists for our collective survival.
Now through May 14, 2023 the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is raising money for their 2023 Black Mama's Bail Out. The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is joining the National Bail Out Collective and groups all over the country in buying back the freedom of Black women and caregivers for Mother's Day.
To support, go to phillybailout.org/donate
Pretrial detention and the cash bail system has enormous and devastating impacts on Black women and femmes, their families, and their entire communities. Black women and femmes often bear the financial cost when a loved one is incarcerated, including attorney fees, court costs, and commissary and phone costs. They are also often left to bear the financial and emotional costs of caring for loved ones without the support of an incarcerated partner. Black women are the fastest growing population of incarcerated people. Many Black mothers held on cash bail also lose custody of their children as a consequence of their pretrial incarceration, breaking up families, and traumatizing and harming children.
During Black Mama's Bail Out we fight for the liberation of Black women and femmes and thus fight for the liberation of us all.