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Survived and Punished: Criminalizing Women of Color for Survival

January 26, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us as we mark the 1 year anniversary of Marissa Alexander’s release from jail. Marissa has spent the past year in home confinement and has one year to go until she can claim some freedom.

Members of Love and Protect, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration and others will speak about how to pro-actively support and advocate for survivors who live at the intersection of gender violence and criminalization. Discussions will center around the stories of Marissa, Paris Knox, Naomi Freeman, Eisha Love and others.

Learn more about the cases of other women(trans and non-trans) and gender non-conforming people who have been punished for survival: http://www.survivedandpunished.org/

This event is a potluck so we welcome people to bring food and drink to share. Let us know what you plan to bring by emailing niapoetry@gmail.com

This event is organized by Project NIA and co-sponsored with Love and Protect, Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women.

Details

Date:
January 26, 2016
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Organizer

Project NIA

Venue

Grace Place
637 S Dearborn St
Chicago, IL 60605 United States

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