Oct 6: Reimagining our Legacy: Transforming from criminalization to liberation

REGISTER This 2-part webinar series is inspired by a question posed by activist Mimi Kim: “Why and how did the violence against women movement - an emancipatory social movement - choose criminalization as a dominant strategy…and how has this focus on criminalization affected survivors?” In this time of emergence, we are called to reflect on […]

Oct 15: Connect the Cops: Mapping Gendered Police Violence Across Punitive Contexts

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UCI Initiative to End Family Violence presents Connect the Cops: Mapping Gendered Police Violence Across Punitive Contexts Featuring Alisa Bierria and Aminah Elster Thursday, October 15, 2020 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PDT REGISTER Does the grassroots demand to defund the police include systems of policing in prisons, schools, homes, and healthcare? How can defunding […]

Oct 20: #DefundPrisonsDefendSurvivors Twitter Power Hour

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  SAVE THE DATE TWITTER POWER HOUR Join Survived & Punished and friends for Domestic Violence Awareness Month #DefundPrisonsDefendSurvivors #DVAM TWITTER POWER HOUR Tuesday, October 20th 11am PT / 12pm MT / 1pm CT / 2pm ET Featuring launch of new portraits of incarcerated survivors and campaign website! Follow @survivepunish

Oct 21: Transformative Justice in the Era of #DefundPolice: Lessons from the Past, Strategizing for the Future

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Wednesday October 21, 2020, 4pm ET REGISTER As the ongoing worldwide protests against police violence so vividly demonstrate, there is an increasing demand to end policing and develop real strategies for keeping each other safe. On October 21, longtime anti-violence organizers and transformative justice practitioners Shira Hassan and Mimi Kim will join us for a […]

Oct 21: Black Feminism & Abolition

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REGISTRATION Wed, Oct 21 | 6pm CT Mariame Kaba, Rachel Caidor, Deana Lewis, and Beth Richie will discuss Black feminist abolitionist movement building and organizing in Chicago and beyond. They bring years of experience in building abolitionist campaigns for incarcerated survivors and in response to Black women killed by police as well as creating gatherings […]

Oct 23, Bakersfield: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Rally to Stop Punishing Survivors

Kern County Superior Court 1415 Truxton Ave, Bakersfield

A coalition of organizations, advocates, and survivors of domestic violence are organizing a Domestic Violence Awareness Month rally in Bakersfield, CA on Friday, October 23rd at 9am to call for the end of criminal punishment of survivors of domestic violence. We call on the Kern County DA to drop the charges for survivors, Wendy Howard […]

Dec 11: Holiday Letters for Lisa Montgomery

Lisa Montgomery, the only woman under a federal death sentence, is scheduled for execution on January 12, 2021. Lisa is one of many incarcerated survivors who experienced horrific abuse as a child for years. In the context of untreated mental health issues stemming from this abuse, she engaged in an act that ended in tragic […]

Feb 16: Survived & Punished in 2021: A Donor Call!

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Join us for the first Annual Survived & Punished Donor Call! As a grassroots volunteer-run collective, our critical work to support and free criminalized survivors and to abolish all forms of gender violence, including the prison industrial complex, would not be possible without your contributions. During this call, we'll take a brief look at what […]

Feb 18: Conversations for Justice: Announcing the Women & Survivors Project

The Illinois Prison Project is excited to announce the launch of our Women & Survivors Project! Join us on February 18th at 7 pm CST for our second event in the Conversations for Justice series, where we will celebrate the launch of this project with a discussion of how far we have come and where […]