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October 2018

Oct 23: Twitter Power Hour on Policing and the Criminalization of Survivors

October 23

Join Invisible No More and Survived & Punished for a Twitter Power Hour on Policing and the Criminalization of Survivors Thursday,  October 23rd 4pm PT / 5pm MT / 6pm CT / 7pm ET @invisiblenomore @survivepunish #InvisibleNoMore #DVAM

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Oct 23, Milwaukee: IPV & Incarceration: Examining the Abuse to Prison Pipeline

October 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Milwaukee Public Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI United States
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Join Black and Pink Milwaukee as we discuss the history of the criminalization of self-defense from intimate partner violence in honor of domestic violence month. During this event, we will study the ways that people have survived life-threatening violence and were in turn punished and learn ways to support people who are currently incarcerated for acts of self-defense. Venue is wheelchair accessible. Snacks will be provided. Childcare will be available. Facebook event page.

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Oct 24, DC: Unpacking the Criminalization of Domestic Violence

October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AUSG Women’s Initiative Butler Boardroom, For questions or accommodations, please reach out to wi@ausg.org.

Join AUSG Women's Initiative to unpack the criminalization of domestic violence and how a feminist anti-violence movement can dismantle the pro-criminalization policies that put many survivors at risk. Dr. Palmer (School of Public Affairs) will lead workshops from the Survived & Punished Curriculum, developed by Mariame Kaba. CW: This event will contain content regarding domestic violence and the criminal justice system. About Survived & Punished: "Survived & Punished is an all-volunteer grassroots coalition working to realize our vision of freedom…

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Oct 26, Online Event: Building Accountable Communities

October 26

Building Accountable Communities Kiyomi Fujikawa, Shannon Perez-Darby, and Mariame Kaba Oct 26, 2018 | 4:00pm ET Online Event bcrw.barnard.edu Accountability is a familiar buzz-word in contemporary social movements, but what does it mean? How do we work toward it? Kiyomi Fujikawa and Shannon Perez-Darby will join us for an online discussion to explore models for building accountable communities for the purpose of healing and repair. What does it look like to be accountable to survivors without exiling or disposing those…

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

October 27 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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December 2018

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

December 9 @ 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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