There are two tiers of participation with People Against Prisons Aotearoa: supporters and members.
Supporters are people who would like to keep up with what we do and help out when we put out a call to action, but cannot commit to active participation in the organization. They are updated regularly via our supporters mailing list. Click here to sign up as a supporter.
Members are required to agree with our kaupapa in its entirety, and commit to active participation in their nearest branch. If branch meetings are inaccessible due to geography, work, or other reasons, members can commit instead to participating in organisational activity by joining Working Groups, and to helping start a local branch when there’s enough members. Click here to sign up as a member.
Currently, we have three branches. All branch meetings are open to the public, regardless of membership status. Feel free to come along!
PAPA Auckland/Tāmaki meets fortnightly on Mondays at 7pm. Meetings are currently held at Whammy Backroom in St Kevins Arcade, Karangahape Rd, but this is subject to change. Contact Auckland Secretary Aaliyah Zionov at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PAPA Wellington/Pōneke meets fortnightly on Mondays at 6pm. Meetings are currently held at the Otago Medical School, 23A Mein Street, Newtown, but this is subject to change. Contact Wellington Secretary Rei-Marata Goddard at email@example.com for more information.
PAPA Dunedin/Ōtepoti meets fortnightly on Mondays at 6.30pm. Meetings are currently held at Black Star Books on Moray Place, but this is subject to change. Contact Dunedin Secretary Lisandru Grigorut at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you are interested in starting a branch in your area, please get in touch with Membership Officer Lisa Helm at email@example.com.