Please join us on August 6-12 for #FreeThemAll National Week of Action to demand the immediate release of ALL criminalized survivors.
Each day we’ll share information, updates, experiences of survivors, and ways for people to take action, including:
- Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault, and Criminalization
- Arrest and Pre-Conviction
- Trial in Criminal Court
- Post-Conviction (parole, commutations, and pardons)
- Immigration and Deportation
- Impact of Criminalization of Survivors on Loved Ones, Families, and Communities
Join us in Sacramento, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere as we fight for the freedom of criminalized survivors!
#FreeThemAll Twitter Power Hour: Demand the immediate freedom of all criminalized survivors!
Monday, August 6, 2018 (12pm PT/2pm CT/3pm ET)
To kick off the #FreeThemAll National Week of Action, Survived and Punished will lead a twitter power. Together, we’ll highlight how survivors of domestic violence and sexual assualt are criminalized by police, courts, jails, prisons, and deportations. Learn how you can disrupt the abuse to prison (to deportation) pipeline and show up for criminalized survivors. Join us to demand the immediate freedom of all criminalized survivors – follow @survivepunish for updates!
Drop LWOP Rally & Speak Out
Organized by California Coalition of Women Prisoners, Coalition United for Responsible Budget
Monday, August 6, 2018 (12-1pm)
California State Capitol (North steps), Sacramento
The majority of people serving Life Without Parole (LWOP) in the women’s prisons are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Join the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP) and CURB as we visit the capitol to rally to #DropLWOP and present Governor Brown with our request that he commute every Life Without Parole Sentence in the state of California. We will also visit state elected officials to urge their support for various sentencing reform bills.
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrest & Pre-Conviction: #FreeThemAll Twitter Power Hour
Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 (9am PT/11am CT/12pm ET)
Courtrooms as Sites of Resistance: A Twitter Chat
Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 (3pm PT/5pm CT/6pm ET)
Courtrooms are a key site of violence in the “abuse to prison pipeline”. Judges, attorneys, and media covering trials systematically displace survivors’ narratives of their own experiences to construct them as criminals and justify incarceration. Join the chat to learn about the systemic violence enabled by the judicial system, and how organizers and advocates are pushing back using coordinated direct action, participatory defense, courtwatches and court support, and media advocacy!
#AbolishICE: Free All Criminalized Survivors
Organized by Survived and Punished California, ASPIRE, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance
Thursday, August 9, 2018 (6-8:30pm)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus; 55 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94612
Join Survived & Punished for a teach-in about surviving violence, ICE and the experiences of criminalized immigrant survivors! We will be sharing what we know about demystifying ICE, systems of criminalization/policing and deportation; how gender and gender violence impact people’s experiences of being targeted by ICE; what’s changed & what hasn’t for undocumented/immigrant survivors under this administration; and how we can support more immigrant survivors in our communities. We will also have Ny Nourn and Floricel Liborio Ramos, two survivors of domestic violence and immigration detention, share their thoughts, experiences and analyses with us. RSVP here!
Sharing Stories of Self-Defense and Survival in the #MeToo Era
Organized by Survived and Punished New York
Thursday, August 9, 2018 (6:30-8:30pm)
Asian American Writers Workshop, 110-112 West 27th Street, Suite 600, New York, NY 10001
As the #MeToo Movement brought gender violence to the forefront of the national conversation, New York State has continued to criminalize and incarcerate survivors of gender violence at an alarming rate. The Survived and Punished #FreeThemNY Campaign is demanding that Governor Cuomo commute the sentences of survivors of gender violence who are in prison throughout New York State. A huge portion of survivors, overwhelmingly Black women, are unsupported and unaccounted for by the mainstream anti-violence and anti-domestic violence movement, leading to a gap in the national conversation around the #MeToo Movement. This event is part of the National #FreeThemAll Week of Action. Our local event will increase awareness for incarcerated survivors by sharing their stories and elevate our demand that Governor Cuomo commute their sentences.
Criminalization Systems, Family Separation, & Community Solidarity: #FreeThemAll Twitter Power Hour
Organized by Moms United Against Violence & Incarceration
Tuesday, Aug 10, 2018 (11am PT/1pm CT/2pm ET)
Want to host your own event and participate? Join us! Fill out this form to share your knowledge and advocate for freedom of all criminalized survivors!
#FreeThemAll National Week of Action is anchored by African-American/ Black Women’s Cultural Alliance, Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign, Love & Protect, Moms United Against Violence & Incarceration, National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, and Survived & Punished