Bresha Meadows’ next court hearing is scheduled for April 17, 2017. Bresha is still incarcerated and facing serious charges for defending herself and her family against deadly abuse.
Since April is sexual assault awareness month, we also want to call attention to criminalization itself as sexual violence. People who are incarcerated are subjected to mandatory body searches. Their bodily integrity is disrespected by prison authorities. Many incarcerated people are also sexually assaulted in prisons, jails, detention centers, and mental health detention. By definition then, anyone who is incarcerated is subject to sexual violence. Bresha’s confinement is an additional form of abuse on top of the abuse she suffered at home.
Join WLRC/CAN and UIC Latino Cultural Center for a teach-in on Bresha’s case and the criminalization of survivors of interpersonal violence. Support efforts for Week of Action to #FreeBresha during the week of April 10th.The teach-in will be led by WLRC/CAN’s Education and Outreach Specialist Iliana Figueroa.