On February 14 from 6 to 7 PM, VINE Sanctuary staff, supporters, and volunteers will gather at the Springfield Food Co-op to write cards and letters to imprisoned activists and to inmates who have become vegan while incarcerated. The public is warmly welcomed to join us for vegan snacks as we send some sweetness to prisoners on Valentine’s Day.
We’ll be writing to vegans who are imprisoned due to their alleged activities on behalf of animals or the environment as well as to grand jury resisters and other defenders of freedom of speech and freedom of association. We’ll also be sending notes of encouragement to those who have gone vegan while imprisoned.
In addition to providing snacks, VINE will supply writing materials, names and addresses of prisoners, and tips on writing letters to inmates. All you have to bring is yourself!
Can’t make it to Springfield at that time? That’s fine! VINE encourages its supporters elsewhere to hold their own events or just write one letter to one prisoner on Valentine’s day. To organize an “event,” all you have to do is invite a few friends over to write letters at the kitchen table. Or gather at a local coffee shop or public library. Watch this space, as the date draws near, for letter-writing tips along with links to prisoner addresses.
Date: Thursday, February 14
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Springfield Food Co-op, 335 River St #1 Springfield, VT 05156
For further information, contact VINE at 802-885-4017 or by writing firstname.lastname@example.org