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October 2019

Oct 26, NYC: Introduction to Disability Justice

October 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

This workshop will explore the past and present nexus between racism, classism, ableism, and structural inequity, focusing in particular on multiply-marginalized people. We will work to expand our collective understanding of disability and how disability-based oppressions are implicated in and central to all social systems by contextualizing and exploring the racist-ableist roots of eugenics, white supremacy, enslavement, institutionalization and incarceration. We will discover how ableism in tandem with other oppressions continues to form and inform all social systems, including the…

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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 25, Everywhere: Call-in Day of Action to #FreeLiyah

November 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Liyah Birru is a Black immigrant woman from Ethiopia who was prosecuted and incarcerated for defending herself against her abusive husband. After serving her sentence, Liyah faces the added punishment of deportation. She has now been in detention for an entire year. Liyah's story is all too familiar. Black women, particularly immigrants, are incarcerated and deported at over twice the rate of white women. Upwards of 90% of incarcerated women are survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault. A cage…

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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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Dec 14, NYC: Survived and Punished NY Holiday Letter Writing Event

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States

Please join Survived and Punished NY for a holiday letter writing event! Our goal for this public event is to send cards to all of our incarcerated contacts. Folks with incarcerated loved ones are more than welcome to join us and write to anyone, regardless of their or your affiliation with S&P NY. The event will begin with a grounding and brief introduction, followed by letter writing. Folks can come and go as they feel comfortable to do so. We will…

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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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Feb 7, Oakland: #FreeLiyah First Friday

February 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pro Arts Gallery & Commons, 150 Frank H Ogawa Plz
Oakland, CA 94612

Event page Join us for First Friday on February 7, from 6 pm to 8 pm, at Pro Arts Gallery in Oakland (150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza) to spread the word about the fight to #FreeLiyah. Look out for Liyah’s campaign art projected outside of the gallery! We’ll be talking to folks about the need to #FreeLiyah. You will also have the opportunity to send her notes of support or donate to her commissary. Incarceration is, among many things, brutally…

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