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Sharing Stories of Self-Defense and Survival in the #MeToo Era (Aug 9, NYC)
August 9, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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.