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Babies & Bailouts is a chance for communities to come together to learn more about the money bail system and also gather much needed baby supplies for women and families being impacted by mass incarceration.

BLUU Community organizers will host a Babies & Bailouts “End Money Bail Facebook Live Panel” Watch Party + Donation Drives in their local community. The End Money Bail Panel will be streamed live on BLUU’s Facebook page and website and feature a diverse range of voices active in the fight to change the money bail system. This campaign will include a facilitated post-panel discussion & donation drive where funds for a regional bailout and/or items for a local partner organization that supports women and families will be collected.

This form is for anyone who wants to host a Babies & Bailouts Watch Party & Donation Drive in their local areas on Sunday April 28th or soon thereafter. This will be an opportunity for folks to come together and learn about the cash bail system and it's impact on pregnant people and caregivers. You will be provided with an End Money Bail primer with discussion questions to have an in-person discussion following the panel.

The idea came to me while attending Allied Media Conference in Detroit as a member of Team Sankofa. After hearing yet another story of a mother giving birth while shackled…  of another person being held for years over a $300.00 bond. I thought there has to be a way to support my community, and Babies and Bailouts was born.
— Quiana Perkins

After you sign up to host a watch party, we will connect you to a #BLUUMicro30 regional team if you aren’t already a part of one. #BLUUMicro30 Regional Leads support you in hosting a successful watch party.

We hope that you will join us for this groundbreaking project documenting our history for the future. Sign up now you we’ll send you information on:

  • How to access an info session to explain participation

  • A manual with distribute the manual, and ,

  • How to access the BLUU virtual worship service and Community Conversation which will interrogate the carceral system from a faith perspective.

To learn more visit the #BLUUMicro30 webpage.

Sign up to host an #EndmoneyBail panel watch party!