BTP Blog

Open Books book drive

Written on December 19, 2016 at 7:59 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Because books open doors in prisons: give a book to Books to Prisoners & take a free book of poetry from Open Books!

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Community Café: brunch with friends

Written on August 23, 2016 at 11:07 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Join Books to Prisoners for brunch with friends!

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Seattle Anarchist Book Fair

Written on August 11, 2016 at 5:06 am, by Michelle Dillon

Join Books to Prisoners at the 2016 Seattle Anarchist Book Fair, held in a new location this year.

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Panel Discussion on Prison Education

Written on May 16, 2016 at 8:40 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Join the University of Washington student group Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education on Monday, May 23rd, for an intriguing panel discussion on prison education and its role today in the context of a broken criminal justice system. The night will begin with a few short videos and then move into a panel discussion moderated…

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Free film screening on May 11

Written on May 9, 2016 at 10:36 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Join director Kelly Duane de la Vega, executive producer Anne Devereux-Mills, and film subject Mike Romano, director of the Justice Advocacy Project at Stanford Law School (formerly Three Strikes Project) for a special screening of the award-winning documentary film, THE RETURN. This event will kick-off THE RETURN PROJECT’s State(s) of Reform Tour, which will bring a screening of…

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Join Books to Prisoners on Saturday, May 14

Written on May 9, 2016 at 10:24 pm, by Michelle Dillon

The first-annual Social Justice and Libraries Open Conference is an unconference-style event for library workers and students focused on dismantling structural oppression. We work to theorize, strategize, and operationalize ways for libraries to empower people and ideas. We believe in critiquing power structures, working for justice, and building community in our field. Participants are encouraged…

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Book Sale: May 21

Written on May 6, 2016 at 2:47 am, by Michelle Dillon

Stop by our book sale on Saturday, May 21. All books are $1!

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May’s Volunteer of the Month: Bev

Written on May 6, 2016 at 1:30 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month: Bev!

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Prison Divestment: National Week of Action

Written on March 31, 2016 at 1:03 am, by Michelle Dillon

April 17-23: Join activists across the country to divest your community from private prisons.

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March’s Volunteer of the Month: Catherine

Written on March 11, 2016 at 4:05 am, by Michelle Dillon

Read an interview with our Volunteer of the Month for March, Catherine: “It’s always heartbreaking to get a letter from someone in solitary. Even being fairly introverted, I can’t imagine being completely alone for 23 hours a day. “

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