On April 23rd, Love & Protect partnered with Black & Pink: Chicago and Chicago Books to Women In Prison to host an art and card-making event for incarcerated mothers. With the hopes the art and cards would be received in time for Mother’s Day, those gathered created items for Nan-Hui Jo, Paris Knox, Tewkunzi Green and Cherelle Baldwin. Letters of support were also written to Purvi Patel and get-well and birthday wishes were sent to Mumia Abu-Jamal.
It was also important for the community to write letters of support to Angela Helton, Rekia Boyd’s mother. Earlier that week, Judge Porter issued a directed verdict of not guilty for Officer Servin who killed Rekia Boyd.
photo credit: Ayanna Banks Harris