Defending Self-Defense: A Call to Action by Survived & Punished
Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Time: 3:00-4:30PM PST
Location: Online/Zoom (Registration Required)
Survivors of domestic and sexual violence who defend themselves are systemically targeted for punishment by the legal system. Join us for the launch of Defending Self-Defense, a community-based, survivor-centered research report that identifies key patterns in the criminalization of self-defense and recommendations to transform the conditions of criminalized survival.
This event will feature the Defending Self-Defense research teams and Mariame Kaba, co-founder of Survived & Punished, as a respondent.
This report is produced by Survived & Punished, Project Nia, and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.
Survived and Punished (S&P) is a national organization that advocates for the decriminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence through community organizing, policy advocacy, and engaged research. S&P provides publications and organizing tools that help highlight the intersections of prisons and gender violence, as well as mobilize grassroots support for criminalized survivors. S&P also includes the following three local/regional affiliates: Love & Protect in Chicago, S&P New York, and S&P California.
UCLA School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Up to 1 hour of general MCLE credit will be available (see Further Readings here).