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Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:20

Successful Letter Writing Night and Zine Workshop!

Written by  Chelsea Cox

The Hamilton Peace Cafe recently hosted two successful events! Last Thursday, Erin Stanley facilitated a zine workshop as part of our ongoing How To series. Zines are basically home-made publications that are self-titled and about whatever you want them to be. The skill-share workshop was attended by an eclectic group of folks that created several zines, and everyone had a fun time.

The other recent event was the Letter Writing Night on Monday. This was the first of what will hopefully be many more nights dedicated to writing letters to prisoners. The letter writer's drew on lists of political prisoners in Canada and the United States, and we sent thirteen letters of much needed solidarity and support. Some of the organizers from Hamilton's own Books to Bars were on hand to provide insight and information to what they do, Canadian prisons and prisoners, and to write letters. There were also generous donations of stamps and stationary from participants that supplemented the materials provided by the HCTP.

Thanks to everyone that attended and helped out with these events at the Sky Dragon. We hope to continue this momentum and see even more interested participants at the upcoming Letter Writing Nights, How To workshops, and more! Stay tuned to the website, cheers.

Last modified on Thursday, 15 July 2010 12:08
Chelsea Cox

Chelsea Cox

Chelsea Cox was born and raised in Michigan by her lively American/ Canadian/ British family. In 2004 she moved to Hamilton, Ontario, to attend McMaster University, where she studied History and Peace Studies. Aside from some stints in Chile, England, and Wyoming, Chelsea has happily resided in Hamilton ever since. She is currently completing a Masters degree in History. She has long been active in various social justice campaigns, especially for the environment, animal rights, women's empowerment, and First Nations solidarity. Chelsea started her work with the Canadian Centres for Teaching Peace in September 2008, and is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator. When she is not excitedly working on HCTP projects, Chelsea enjoys biking with friends, gardening, music, reading, and participating in community action in her Hamilton community.

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