Jul 20th 2019

Prisoners need books! Prisoners need zines!

Stop by the Build Coffee patio on July 20 during the 61st Street Farmers Market to meet Vicki White from Chicago Books to Women in Prison and Casey Goonan from True Leap Press.

** Donations welcome: Please bring gently-used paperback dictionaries, true crime or urban fiction! **

Chicago Books to Women in Prison sends free books—nearly 13,500 in 2018—to women and trans people locked up across the US. They provide a critical intervention into an oppressive system by offering the self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides. Learn more at chicagobwp.org.

True Leap Press publishes the journal Propter Nos, a platform for Black and radical antiracist theoretical and cultural work. They also distribute free political education zines to prisoners across the country, with a focus on enabling prisoners to (self-)organize political education groups. Learn more at trueleappress.com.


Build Coffee is a coffee shop and bookstore in the Experimental Station on the South Side of Chicago. Surrounded by community-driven non-profits and civic journalism projects, Build is designed as a hub of great coffee and radical collaboration.

For a full schedule of events at the shop, including weekly patio vendors, check buildcoffee.org/#events

Interested in tabling on our patio during the 61st Street Farmers Market? Reach out to Bea at bea@buildcoffee.org with info about yourself and your availability.

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