Christmas cards from the Women and December Meeting Minutes

The GELA prison library and reintegration committee received two beautiful cards from some of the EIFW women last week.  One is from Cathee who addressed it to “all of our volunteers and supporters from GELA” . Wishing us a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2010, she also wrote:

On behalf of the women at EIFW, I’d like to thank you for all that you’ve done for us. Your generosity and support are greatly appreciated. Happy Holidays!

Another card was addressed to “all of our Storybook Volunteers” and is signed by many of the Storybook Project participants with the message:

 “Merry Christmas to all of you. Thank you very much for bringing us closer to our children.”

We will have these cards to show all of you at the next committee meeting.

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the meeting last week – we had 11 people show up and it was great to see some new faces! Welcome everyone!

Laura was awesome and took minutes – thank you Laura! You can read them here: Minutes2009_12_10


Thanks to the Anarchist Black Cross!

On behalf of the GELA Prison Project, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Anarchist Black Cross Edmonton for the spectacular donation of books!

Some of us met members of the ABC when we attended Vikki Law’s talk about women’s resistance in prisons. They were super eager to help out and came through with the great donation, which included novels from the wish-lists for the library, enough copies of Catcher in the Rye for a book club, and a whole bunch of kids’ books for the story book project.

Thank you so much!