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October 2019

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

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Women’s Center for Creative Work, 2425 Glover Pl.
Los Angeles, CA 90031

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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Oct 14, Oakland: #FreeThemCA Panel of Criminalized Survivors & Letter Writing

October 14, 2019 @ 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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Oct 21, NYC: On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State

October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

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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Oct 24, Nashville: Cards for Criminalized Survivors

October 24, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McGruder Family Resource Center, 2013 25th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37208

More details: https://theloveandjusticeproject.com/2019/10/01/cards-for-criminalized-survivors-event/ Accessibility Information The event is free. Food and drinks will be provided. Transportation & Parking: McGruder is accessible by bus routes 22, 25, and 42. Parking is available in the open lot to the right of the front entrance. There is additional parking on the street. Childcare: Childcare will not be provided, however, children are welcome in the space and coloring supplies and games will be made available. Restrooms: There are gendered and gender-neutral bathrooms. Wheelchair access: Updated information coming soon! Fragrances: McGruder…

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Oct 30, Sacramento: #MeTooBehindBars Rally

October 30, 2019 @ 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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November 2019

Vigil for Vickie Lee Hammonds – No More Preventable Deaths at CIW!

November 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
American Heroes Park, 6608 Hellman Ave
Corona, CA 92880 United States
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Please come out to support the  families & friends who have lost loved ones to the abuse & neglect at the California Institute for Women (CIW) prison in Chino, CA. Join the family of Vickie Lee Hammonds, who died in custody in June, for a public vigil at CIW on Saturday, November 9th at 2:00pm. Demand that the State of California, the Corrections Department (CDCR) & CIW be held responsible for the rampant abuse, neglect & deaths in custody. Speak…

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Nov 30, NYC: Song Yang’s Vigil

November 30, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please save the date 11/30 and show up to hold space with @RedCanarySong as community uplifts the memory of #YangSong and continues the fight against criminalization of massage and sex working migrant people. #JusticeForYangSong #CopsOutOfParlors #RightsNotRaids

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December 2019

Dec 5th, Stanford, CA: Survived + Punished: Ending the Criminalization of Survival Through Advocacy and Research

December 5, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
El Centro Chicano y Latino, Stanford University

Survived + Punished: Ending the Criminalization of Survival Through Advocacy and Research Sponsored by Haas Center for Public Service, Queer Student Resources, Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA), Asian American Activities Center Thursday, December 5, 2019 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm El Centro Chicano y Latino, Stanford University Event Details: This panel will feature three guests from Survived & Punished (S&P), a national coalition that includes survivors, organizers, victim advocates, legal advocates and attorneys, policy experts, scholars, and currently…

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January 2020

Chicago, Jan 12: Clemency Letter Writing Event: Patrick Johnson + Tewkunzi Green

January 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Resilience Central Office, 180 N Michigan Ave. Suite 610
Chicago, IL 60601

The state of Illinois is currently imprisoning survivors of sexual violence, for actions they took for their own protection. The Network and Resilience invite you to join us as we support Cabrini Green Legal Aid and Love & Protect in campaigning for the clemency of two imprisoned survivors: Patrick Johnson and Tewkunzi Green. It is incredibly important to highlight the widespread community support for their release. We ask that you join us in writing letters of support. You can visit…

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February 2020

Feb 2, Chicago: Valentines Against Violence & Incarceration

February 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Event website Join Chicago Books to Women in Prison, Moms United and Read/Write for the 2nd annual Valentines Against Violence & Incarceration. We'll write cards to incarcerated survivors and to the Cook County State's Attorney and IL Governor in support of freedom for survivors who are pre-trial or seeking clemency. We'll also be sending birthday cards to Alisha Walker, whose projected parole date is 2021, but who we hope will be home even sooner. Writing materials (and instructions for first…

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