October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join Survived & Punished members at the following #DVAM events and uplift criminalized survivors of violence.

Oct 2, NYC: What We Mean When We Say Free Them All: Lessons from the Social Justice Initiative

October 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Join the BCRW Social Justice Initiative Residents La Vaughn Belle, Mariame Kaba, and CeCe McDonald, with Senior Activist Fellow Emerita Katherine Acey, for a discussion of their work as artists, organizers, scholars, and visionaries responding to violence. Speakers will discuss approaches to addressing interlocking forms of violence that manifest in archives and built environments, in state systems and logics, and in interpersonal…

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Oct 10, Los Angeles: Gender Violence Behind Bars: Tactics of Resistance

October 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Women’s Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Pl.
Los Angeles,CA90031

Join Alisa Bierria, Taylor Lytle, Michae Pulido, and Stacy Rojas as they speak about their experiences surviving and organizing against gendered state violence, followed by a discussion with organizers from California Coalition of Women Prisoners and audience members on how to fight for women and gender-nonconforming individuals behind bars.

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October 14 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
East Side Arts Alliance, 2277 International Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94606

It’s a historic time for commutations in California: By the end of his term, 283 people were commuted by former Governor Jerry Brown. This is significant compared to 1-2 people commuted per term by past Governors since the 1960s. With California Coalition for Women Prisoners, the statewide California S&P team is building on this opportunity to release as many people as possible during Gov. Newsom’s administration through gubernatorial clemency. We want to see commutations in the thousands! Join Survived &…

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October 19 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Please join Red Light Reader, Support Ho(s)e, and Survived and Punished NY for a joint letter writing event! Our goal for this public event is to send cards to all of our incarcerated contacts and share knowledge across our organizations. Folks with incarcerated loved ones are more than welcome to join us and write to anyone, regardless of their or your affiliation with RLR, SxHx, or S&P. The event will begin with a grounding and knowledge share, followed by letter writing. Folks…

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October 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway
New York,NY10027

On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, moderated by Mariame Kaba Oct 21, 2019 | 6:30pm Conversation Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Emily Thuma and Simon Balto, in conversation with Mariame Kaba, will discuss histories of resistance to prisons and policing. Thuma’s work covers radical newsletters that cut across prison walls, abolitionist fights for prisoners’ and psychiatric patients’ rights, and defense campaigns to free survivors…

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October 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

This workshop will explore the past and present nexus between racism, classism, ableism, and structural inequity, focusing in particular on multiply-marginalized people. We will work to expand our collective understanding of disability and how disability-based oppressions are implicated in and central to all social systems by contextualizing and exploring the racist-ableist roots of eugenics, white supremacy, enslavement, institutionalization and incarceration. We will discover how ableism in tandem with other oppressions continues to form and inform all social systems, including the…

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October 30 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
California Department of Corrections and “Rehabilitation” (CDCr), 1515 S. St., #101N
Sacramento, CA 95811

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/684586865355123/ Join a growing coalition of groups outside the CA corrections department in a rally to expose #MeTooBehindBars! #MeTooBehindBars is a campaign to expose the specific ways in which the prison system uses sexual and gender-based violence, including homophobia and transphobia, to target the people who they incarcerate and whose daily lives they have almost total control over. The campaign was launched in response to two assaults where correctional officers (COs) used physical force, sexually harassment, and homophobic…

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