Fundraising Continues

22 09 2008

Thank you to all who have donated to help cover the legal costs for the women. Our efforts have enabled Renata to await her new trial outside of prison and we are closer to reaching the bail amount for Venice.

If you’d like to help, send a check to:

Bay Solidarity
P.O. Box 11281
Oakland, CA 94611

Or you can donate online at


Saturday, 9/27: NJ4 Workshop at CR10

22 09 2008

The Bay Area NJ4 Solidarity Committee will be hosting a workshop during CR10, and would like to extend an invitation to all queer abolitionists and allies. The Free the NJ4 workshop is scheduled for Sat, Sept 27th 4-5:30. Info about the case is attached.

All of us organizing with the Bay Area NJ4 Solidarity Committee are from pretty different backgrounds but have experienced street violence because we are queer people of color, black women, faggots, Asian butches, fat dykes, dykes perceived as trans, lesbians and many other identities. And while we were not surprised that the u.s. criminal injustice system did not side with the young black lesbians from New Jersey, we were outraged at the criminalization of their basic right to survive and at the racist/homophobic/ transphobic dehumanizing labels such as “wolf-pack” in the media. Because the times call for radical action, we want to be collectively ready and active within a culture of self-defense that would break our loved ones out of prison. This vision has been our motivation since we began in March of 2007.

In addition to the invitation to join us during our workshop, we would like to take the opportunity for us to learn more about each other’s work, exchange strategy ideas, information, resources, and just be in each other’s company. We will be contacting the trans/queer visibility team to find out more about how to organize a time to get together. Please be in touch if you would like to connect.

Contact freenj4(at) for more info.

NJ7 Article in Bitch Magazine

14 09 2008

Check out the latest Bitch Magazine for an article on the women’s “Trial By Media.”

Sept 16: NJ7 Benefit Party NYC

11 09 2008

Tickets: $10 – 25 sliding scale. No one will be turned away. To Buy Online visit: All7

Chambana Fundraiser

8 09 2008

The Critical Research and Action Caucus will be hosting a film screening and discussion of intersectional injustice on:

Tuesday, September 16th
Wahl Room, 2nd Floor
University YMCA
1001 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL 61820

Suggested Donation: $2-$4 to Benefit the New Jersey 4

Free the NJ4 Workshop at CR10

5 09 2008

*The CR10 Conference* Critical Resistance to End Prisons and Policing

The Free the NJ4 workshop is scheduled for Sat, Sept 26th 4-5:30

If you are planning on coming, please help us create a high profile of the NJ4 case and rep your nj4 t-shirts, buttons, patches and colorful props. We need to queer the abolitionist movement, and put the case of the NJ4 in the hearts of all abolitionists. Contact freenj4(at) to RSVP.

NJ4 Benefit in San Francisco

4 09 2008

Friday, September 12th
*Heavy Rotations * @ El Rio (3158 Mission St (@ Cesar Chavez), San Francisco, CA.
With DJ Durt spinning pop, 80′ s, 90′ s, indie, soul, hip hop and booty jams!
21+ 10pm $5 to benefit the NJ4

Plus special performances by Zuleikha Mahmood, Jailbird Thunderheart, My Name is Adan- beats n rhymes and Thisway/Thatway!