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October 2018

Oct 27, Philadelphia: Arts of Resistance: Criminalized Survivors of Domestic Violence

October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Ave
Philadelphia, 19143 United States
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This is a workshop offered in partnership with New York City’s Survived and Punished Collective and with generous support from the Philadelphia Soapbox, Philly Childcare Collective, and Children’s Community School. We will learn more about critical issues of criminalization for survivors of domestic violence through the cases of Bresha Meadows, CeCe McDonald, Marisa Alexander, and others, and look at various aspects of print culture supporting survivors, from zines to posters to tote bags and more. This workshop will discuss serious…

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Oct 27, Evanston: Selves to Defend? Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Criminalized

October 27, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Unitarian Church of Evanston, 1330 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL United States
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Selves to Defend? Domestic Violence Survivors Who Are Criminalized Saturday, October 27 ~ 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Unitarian Church of Evanston 1330 Ridge Avenue, Evanston Co-sponsored by Dr. Melissa Blount, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, and REAL What happens to survivors of domestic violence who act to protect themselves and their children? Too often, they are punished and “disappeared” in prison for decades, especially if they are Black or Brown. Evanston artist, psychologist, and poet Melissa Blount will…

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Oct 28, Los Angeles: Drop LWOP Town Hall

October 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, 1145 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90017 United States
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Since April 2017, Governor Brown has granted Executive Clemency (commutation) to 41 people who were sentenced to Life Without Possibility of Parole (LWOP)! This victory illustrates how efforts such as CCWP's Drop LWOP Campaign and the organizing of Families United to End LWOP (FUEL) are creating a foundation for the commutation of all people sentenced to LWOP. Join us to learn more about organizing efforts across prison walls to free people sentenced to die in prison and end life without…

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Oct 29, Irvine: Mandatory Reporting and the Criminalization of Community

October 29, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

UC Irvine Initiative to End Family Violence  IEFV Lecture by Connie Burk: Mandatory Reporting and the Criminalization of Community Monday, October 29, 2018, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM This event is free and open to the public. On-campus parking is $2/hour. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact centers@law.uci.edu. RSVP today Many mandatory reporting laws require doctors, teachers, social workers, advocates, and community members to report adult intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and children exposed to domestic violence,…

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November 2018

Nov 1, Chicago: Survived and Punished Teach-In

November 1, 2018 @ 6:15 pm - 8:30 pm
United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W Morse Ave
Chicago, IL 60626
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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month comes to a close please join us as we host a joint gathering of all of our Circles and invited guests from MAUVI - Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration. The evening will be part Teach-In, part Talking Circle centering story and resistance. What does it mean to survive domestic violence and be incarcerated as a result? How can we join participatory defense teams to directly impact women currently fighting their cases? What stories do…

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Online: #SurvivedAndPunished Survivor Solidarity Drive

November 22, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Survived and Punished Convening in California (December 2017), bringing together organizers, advocates, and survivors to strategize how we can #FreeThemAll. For Giving Tuesday and beyond, we ask your support in amplifying and raising funds to support and free criminalized survivors. As organizers, advocates, and survivors, Survived and Punished works to end gender based violence, including carceral systems designed to punish survivors for survival, whether by criminal legal and immigration systems, police, jails, prisons, and deportations. Read more about our analysis…

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December 2018

Dec 9, NYC: Send them Home for the Holidays: Holiday Card Writing Event

December 9, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

Image above by Molly Fair Please join Survived and Punished NY on Sunday, December 9, from 1-4:30pm, at the People's Forum for "Send them Home for the Holidays", a holiday card writing party for those behind prison walls in New York State. Being incarcerated is a de-humanizing and isolating experience for the person behind bars and their family and community. Trauma is worse around the holidays when many are planning to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Sending…

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Dec 13, Oakland: Winter Letter Writing Night to Incarcerated Survivors

December 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Qulture Collective, 1714 Franklin St
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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It’s winter, holiday season is upon us and 2018 is winding down. It can be an especially tough time of the year for many people, especially survivors of violence and especially those who are incarcerated. Incarceration is an incredibly isolating and violence experience, especially for for survivors. Help us send them some love and join us to write an incarcerated survivor (or several!), including those who are currently fighting for commutation. Let’s keep the freedom pipeline flowing, learn more about…

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March 2019

Mar 2, NYC: 2nd Survived & Punished National Convening

March 2
New York City New York City, NY United States + Google Map

Join Survived & Punished for our 2nd National Convening  Join Survived and Punished for a day of panels, strategy sessions, and community building — all with a focus on launching defense campaigns and organizing to free criminalized survivors of racialized gender-based violence. The goals of the national convening are for participants from across the country to build on a shared analysis of the criminalization of survival; learn directly from criminalized survivors of violence; strategize ways to deepen local efforts and…

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Free Them All: Defending the Lives of Criminalized Survivors of Violence (NYC)

March 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brooklyn Law School, Subotnick Center, 250 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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EVENT PAGE Join the Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellowship Program and the Center for Criminal Justice for “Free Them All: Defending the Lives of Criminalized Survivors of Violence.” This forum will explore the ways in which the criminal legal system impacts women who have experienced violence and will feature a keynote speech by Mariame Kaba, organizer, educator, and prominent civil rights activist. Although the prison and jail population in the U.S. has begun to decline, the number of girls…

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