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August 2019

Aug 1, Chicago: Super Moms Myths & the Criminalization of Mothers

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Westside Justice Center, 601 S. California Ave.
Chicago, IL 60612 United States

Super Moms Myths & the Criminalization of Mothers Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 5:30 PM – 8 PM CDT Westside Justice Center 601 S. California Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60612 Join Moms United and Northside Transformative Law Center for a panel and post-panel discussion, in a fully accessible location, about the ways in which moms, overwhelmingly poor moms and disproportionately moms of color are criminalized out of abusive/coercive circumstances. This includes legal theories of "failure to protect", as well as accountability…

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Aug 1, NYC: Letter Writing Party

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

Join S&P NY and No New Jails for a letter writing event on Aug 1st from 6 to 8 pm at the People's Forum. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-new-jails-nyc-and-survived-and-punished-ny-letter-writing-event-tickets-65878509395 Can't attend in person? You can still support the event by purchasing items off the wishlist: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3WBHNB2T1BYM or donating funds for postage: http://freethemny.com/donate.html

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October 2019

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

La Vaughn Belle, Mariame Kaba, and CeCe McDonald Oct 2, 2019 | 6:30pm Conversation 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 9th: Tondalao Hall Commutation Hearing

October 9
Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board

ALERT from Candace Liger of Project Blackbird and the Free Tondalao Hall Campaign: October is domestic violence awareness month.   It’s not that we do not know that domestic violence exists, but rather we are reminded of the impact it has on survivors, children, and the breadth of trauma that exists with those that cause harm.   As a survivor, mother, and black woman, I am deeply passionate about accountability and healing. I am reflective and intentional about the ways I have…

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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, 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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