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Black and Pink Massachusetts*’ mission is to abolish the prison industrial complex and liberate LQBTQ+ people and people living with HIV/AIDS who are affected by that system through advocacy, support, and organizing.

Their goal is liberation. They have a radical view of the fight for justice: They are feminist. They are anti-racist. Theywant queer liberation. And They are against capitalism. Prisons are part of the system that oppresses and divides us. By building a movement and taking action against this system of violence, we will create the world we dream of. They celebrate the beauty of what exists now: Our love for each other. The strength of our planet. Our incredible resiliency. All of the power we have to continue existing. While dreaming and struggling for a better world, they commit to living in the present.

Abolition is their goal, and their strategy for action. Any advocacy, services, organizing, and direct action they take will remove bricks from the system, not put up more walls. They want revolution. And They will work on reforms too, even if they are only small steps at ending the suffering caused by prisons. Their work is based in the experience of people who are or were in prison. They know that those most hurt by the violence of the prison industrial complex have the knowledge of how to tear it down.

 

* Black and Pink Massachusetts is a standalone organization that is not affiliated with Black and Pink National.

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