I'm overwhelmed by the response I've had to the posting I wrote a few days ago about Carlos' death. My email box has been filled with memories from not only Carlos' friends and people he's worked with, but from people who had just recently met him. I plan on emailing each and every one of the people who have written, and hope they will feel comfortable with me posting, at least in part, their messages. Powerful stuff.
In the meantime, go to my posting from August 16th, and made sure to check out the comments. Over the last week, I've also been posting videos and photos that you may want to peruse. The above pictures were taken by various loved ones of Carlos.
Time for me to get some sleep... I plan on being up very late tomorrow night at Glasslands!
Again, please consider making a donation to go to Carlos' family:
Or consider making a donation to an organization to which Carlos devoted a lot of time, or even better, contact them to volunteer:
"The Prison Mail Program at the National Lawyers Guild has received over 6,500 requests for the Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook in the past year and a half. We were able to fill 2,604 of those requests and sent letters to the other inmates who did not receive a Handbook. Carlos had been present at nearly every mailing session during this time, writing letters and sending Handbooks to hundreds of people who are incarcerated. He had been a steady volunteer since 2006."
The Handbook is a resource for prisoners who wish to file claims that their Constitutional rights have been violated while in prison. The Handbook costs $2.00 to mail, and they have mailing sessions every Thursday in lower Manhattan."
I am Melissa Banigan. I've been many things under the sun, but am currently a single mom raising an amazing kid in Brooklyn, writing novels and short stories, and working on some art (canvases and paper). I also, under the moniker melifera, produce off-the-cusp embroidered clothing and bags.