Boxcar Prom Poster from 2005

March 28th, 2013 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I was cleaning up my web host and I found this poster that I designed for the Boxcar Books/Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project Rock N’ Roll prom in March of 2005. PDF Version

Tormenting the poor

August 10th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Judah pointed me to Barbara Ehrenreich breaks it down in her NYTimes op-ed, Is It Now a Crime to be Poor?: Maybe we can’t afford the measures that would begin to alleviate America’s growing poverty — affordable housing, good schools, reliable public transportation and so forth. I would argue otherwise, but for now I’d be […]

August 1st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I’m excited that some of Decarcerate Monroe County’s ideas have become projected into the mainstream media, like this from a July 26 Herald Times op-ed: Some of his numbers also should give pause to our criminal justice hierarchy. Why is it that while incarceration rates have gone up nationwideby 38 percent from 1994 to 2007, […]

Graffiti Panic

April 21st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

This is a letter to the editor that I just submitted in response to an editorial in today’s H-T, Graffiti not art; it is vandalism: I was disappointed by today’s editorial condemning graffiti.  Rather than fostering a nuanced and frank dialog about complicated issues like the state of public and private spaces in Bloomington, the […]

Holla at your representatives that you don’t want to fund abstinence-only sex ed.

March 11th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Act at This is what I wrote: I am very concerned about the safety, health, and happiness of youth in Indiana and across the nation.  So, I am writing to ask you to end funding for ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage education programs including: * Title V Abstinence Education program, Section 510 of the Social Security Act […]

V Week events I’m stoked about

January 30th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | 2 Comments

These are part of the V Week of Events. There’s lots more, but these were the ones that caught my eye. 2/6 Friday — Critical Mass & Speak Out @ 1pm, SAMPLE GATES –Take to the streets in a critical mass bike ride to raise awareness of violence against women. 2/11 Wednesday — Film Screening […]

Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally in Bloomington

January 21st, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Event: Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally “Celebrating 36 years of reproductive choice!” What: Rally Host: Roe supporters Start Time: Thursday, January 22 at 2:00pm End Time: Thursday, January 22 at 3:30pm Where: IU Sample Gates To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:


January 14th, 2009 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

INVITATION TO COMMUNITY MEETING AGAINST JAIL EXPANSION SATURDAY, JANUARY 31, 3:00-6:00 p.m. GREAT HALL, TRINITY CHURCH, 111 S. Grant St. Childcare will be provided Decarcerate Monroe County (DMC), with the encouragement of Citizens for Effective Justice, UU Friends of Prisoners Task Force, and New Leaf/New Life, is pleased to invite you to a community update […]

New Neighbor

December 4th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

Sometimes people move into your neighborhood, and sometimes it’s the whole house.  I think the house moved from N. Walnut St. to a block from my house.

election reflection

November 6th, 2008 by Geoffrey Hing | No Comments

I want to try to draw some cohesive analysis from the election results, but it’s so difficult.  I’m just going to post some things that come across my radar that I responded to. Folks talking about voting for McKinney/Clemente made me think long and hard about third party candidates.  I was so sick of hearing […]