Rad Voices: Marty Fink, prison abolitionist

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Rad Voices is a monthly series on Constructing Change: The Podcast of the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit funded by a CKLN-FM legacy grant. It's a space where radicals can talk about their own experiences with activism, organizing and challenges in their movements. This series tries to appreciate radical grassroots activists working towards change in different ways.

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Marty Fink is an anti-prison activist. They work in many mediums, from comics to zines to talk about HIV/AIDS, harm reduction and trans identity. They have been a part of the Prisoner Correspondence Project collective for years, helping queer and trans prisoners fight isolation and violence in the prison system.

For a better understanding of the struggles of queer and trans folks in prison, Marty recommends Dean Spade's book Normal Life and the film Cruel and Unusual. There are also resources that speak more in depth about the New Jersey 4 Trial.

To become a penpal with the Prisoner Correspondence Project check out their website.

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