May 18th – Letter Writing for Luke o’Donovan

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Our letter writing nights are changing! We will NOT be at Beit Zatoun any longer as they are closing down soon 😦

This month we’re writing out of the wonderful vegan cafe, D-Beatstro located at 1292 Bloor St West, at Lansdowne and Bloor St. Since we are meeting in a cafe, that means we will not be providing a meal. However we’re super happy to note that this space is completely wheelchair accessible. Kids are still welcome, and child-minders will be available. We will be hosting the letter writing during their normal operating hours, so please expect noise. For those who can afford to – we encourage you to support D-Beatstro as they are letting use the space for free, and are just an all around awesome cafe.

Wednesday May 18th
5:30pm-8:00pm
D-Beatstro Cafe 1292 Bloor St West (Lansdowne and Bloor)
Accessible for mobility assistive devices
Child minding
No food provided

We’re writing to Luke O’Donovan this month, whom is in the home stretch of his two year sentence. He is scheduled to be released in August of this year. Luke is a young, queer, vegan, man previously residing in metro Atlanta. He was attacked by a group of men who attempted to kill him for dancing and kissing other men at a NYE party in 2013. Luke was subsequently imprisoned and charged with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon as well as one count of attempted murder for his act of self defence against this group of men. He was imprisoned in August of 2014 with a two year sentence.

In this video (https://letlukego.wordpress.com/2014/08/26/a-message-from-luke/) Luke talks about some of his interests which you can discuss in your letters to him: veganism, rugby, classic literature/poetry, pop punk & hardcore music, fitness, comics/graphic novels, philosophy, and social movements.

Please check out his support site here: https://letlukego.wordpress.com/
If you’re not able to come please send Luke a letter on your free time. He can be reached at:

Luke Patrick o’Donovan #1001372271
Washington State Prison
Post Office Box 206
Davisboro, Georgia 31018

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