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March 2019

All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight Against Violence (NYC)

March 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New School, 63 5th Ave., UL 104 (UC Lower Level)
New York, NY United States
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NYC, come hear Emily Thuma discuss her new book "All Our Trials" on March 26th at 7 pm! "All Our Trials explores the organizing, ideas, and influence of those who placed criminalized and marginalized women at the heart of their antiviolence mobilizations. This activism confronted a "tough on crime" political agenda and clashed with the mainstream women’s movement’s strategy of resorting to the criminal legal system as a solution to sexual and domestic violence. Drawing on extensive archival research and…

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ALL OUR TRIALS: Prisons, Policing, & the Feminist Fight to End Violence (Los Angeles)

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Ave
los angeles, CA 90027 United States

ALL OUR TRIALS: A Book Talk + Discussion with author Emily Thuma and members of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners & Survived and Punished Friday, March 29, 7:30pm Skylight Books 1818 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, 90027 Accessibility information: The venue is accessible to people with mobility disabilities. Emily Thuma, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies at UC Irvine, will discuss her new book All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence (University of Illinois…

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April 2019

Reimagine the (Im)possible (Jacksonville)

April 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts, FSCJ South Campus, 11901 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32246 United States

EVENT PAGE What separates the possible from the impossible? The line is not as settled as we imagine. That project you’ve always dreamed of completing—possible . . . or impossible? That change you would see in your neighborhood, your city, your country, or that idea few people know about or even dare to look for—all raise questions about the limits of our imagination and the fluidity of what’s possible. On Saturday, April 6, 2019, join TEDxFSCJ for its fifth annual conference: Reimagine the…

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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 19, NYC: RLR, SxHx, and S&P NY Joint Letter Writing Event!

October 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe & Activist Center, 172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002

Please join Red Light Reader, Support Ho(s)e, and Survived and Punished NY for a joint letter writing event! Our goal for this public event is to send cards to all of our incarcerated contacts and share knowledge across our organizations. Folks with incarcerated loved ones are more than welcome to join us and write to anyone, regardless of their or your affiliation with RLR, SxHx, or S&P. The event will begin with a grounding and knowledge share, followed by letter writing. Folks…

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