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October 2019

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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Oct 21, NYC: On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State

October 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Event Oval, Diana Center, 3009 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

On the Road to Abolition: Archiving Resistance to the Carceral State Simon Balto and Emily Thuma, moderated by Mariame Kaba Oct 21, 2019 | 6:30pm Conversation Event Oval, The Diana Center, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027 Emily Thuma and Simon Balto, in conversation with Mariame Kaba, will discuss histories of resistance to prisons and policing. Thuma’s work covers radical newsletters that cut across prison walls, abolitionist fights for prisoners’ and psychiatric patients’ rights, and defense campaigns to free survivors…

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Oct 24, Nashville: Cards for Criminalized Survivors

October 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McGruder Family Resource Center, 2013 25th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37208

More details: https://theloveandjusticeproject.com/2019/10/01/cards-for-criminalized-survivors-event/ Accessibility Information The event is free. Food and drinks will be provided. Transportation & Parking: McGruder is accessible by bus routes 22, 25, and 42. Parking is available in the open lot to the right of the front entrance. There is additional parking on the street. Childcare: Childcare will not be provided, however, children are welcome in the space and coloring supplies and games will be made available. Restrooms: There are gendered and gender-neutral bathrooms. Wheelchair access: Updated information coming soon! Fragrances: McGruder…

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Oct 26, NYC: Introduction to Disability Justice

October 26 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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