October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  According to the ACLU, nearly 60% of people in women’s prison nationwide,
and as many as 94% of some women’s prison populations, have a history of physical or sexual abuse 
before being incarcerated. 
Below is a list of events that will highlight their stories and demand their freedom.  Contact us if you’d like us to list your event. ​Events archive HERE.

#SurvivedAndPunished Twitter Discussion
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015​
11am PT / 2pm ET


Join us on twitter to discuss connections between prisons, policing, immigration enforcement, and gender violence, and organize more support for survivors of domestic and sexual violence who are behind bars or trapped within systems of punishment.

Use #SurvivedAndPunished and #DVAM2015
More memes HERE. Subscribe to the SurvivedAndPunished twitter list.

Facilitated by @freemarissanow, organized by @standwithnanhui@womenprisoners@loveprotectorg, and @freemarissanow

  • Q1: What are the connections between experiencing domestic violence and being targeted for incarceration? #SurvivedAndPunished #DVAM2015
  • Q2: What domestic violence survival actions are treated as crimes? #SurvivedAndPunished #DVAM2015
  • Q3: What are the intersections betw reproductive justice, mothering, DV, and criminalization? #SurvivedAndPunished #DVAM2015
  • Q4: What strategies are organizations & mvmts using to better support surv’s who are prosecuted for survival? #SurvivedAndPunished #DVAM2015
  • Q5: How can we get survivors out of detention/prison? What are next steps? Where do we go from here? #SurvivedAndPunished #DVAM2015

#SurvivedAndPunished: ​Building Radical Coalitions to End the Criminalization of Survivors
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015​
3pm – 7pm PT

Berkeley, CA
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/135811090104498/

3:00 – 5:00 Out in the Night film screening + Q&A with Renata Hill 
5:00 – 6:15 Community Panel with Alisa Bierria (Free Marissa Now), Hyejin Shim (Stand With Nan-Hui), Isa Noyola (Transgender Law Center), Janetta Johnson (TGIJP), Kelly Savage (CCWP), Windy Click (CCWP)
6:15 – 7:00 Strategy Session

Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. English/Spanish interpretation will be provided.

Out in the Night Screening
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2015
5:30pm – 8pm ET
New York City

CUNY BMCC, 199 Chambers St., Room N451
Free and open to the public.
Post-screening discussion with Patreese Johnson, Renata Hill, Terrain Dandridge, and blair dorosh-walther. 
Hosted by CUNY BMCC, in partnership with the Audre Lorde Project and co-sponsored by INCITE.

Blood at the Root: 
​Unearthing the Stories of State Violence Against Black Women

Friday, Oct 30, 2015
Chicago, IL

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/events/1633235820251016/ 

Please join us for the closing potluck for the exhibition “Blood at the Root: Unearthing Stories of State Violence Against Black Women and Girls.” We will share updates about the cases of Paris Knox, Sandra Bland, Tondalo Hall, Rekia Boyd and more. In honor of domestic violence awareness month. we wiill discuss the intersections between interpersonal violence and state violence againts Black women and girls.

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