TRIAL UPDATE (1/27/15):
Marissa Alexander is being RELEASED from prison today, January 27, 2015! Her sentence includes two years of house detention, while wearing a surveillance monitor. Free Marissa Now press release HERE.
Oakland to Jacksonville
Free Marissa East Bay Caravan
What: #MonumentQuilt Quilt Making Workshop
When: Monday, January 26, 2015, 3pm-6pm
Where: 5 W Forsyth Jacksonville, Fl
What: #MonumentQuilt Display in protest of Marissa Alexander's prosecution
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 8am-2pm
Where: Duval County Courthouse at 501 W. Adams Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202
People's Movement Assembly
When: Wed, January 28, 2015, 1:00 PM
Where: WJCT/ PBS, 100 Festival Park Ave., Jacksonville, FL. 32202
What: "The Princess Who Went Quiet": Talking to Kids about Incarceration
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
6pm - 8:30 pm CT
Where: 637 Dearborn St., Chicago, IL
LEARN how to take action & demand Marissa's freedom!
Free Marissa Alexander gear is ON SALE! Visit the Free Marissa Store for t-shirts, scarves, buttons, zines, and more! Also check out beautiful t-shirts from the For The Birds Collective! All proceeds go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund.
Organizers from #BlackLivesMatter and Free Marissa Now discuss how black women are targeted by state violence.
THANK YOU for raising the funds needed to cover Marissa Alexander's surveillance monitor for her two years of home detention! Towards true freedom...
"I wrote this poem because of my support of Marissa Alexander. I wrote this poem one morning because of my outrage that I still live in a country where it seems as though black women are still having to defend themselves about defending themselves."
A Poem Dedicated to Marissa Alexander
by Nikky Finney
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Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL who was prosecuted and threatened with 60 years in prison for defending her life from her abusive husband. She spent 3 years behind bars and, beginning January 27, 2015, she is sentenced to two years of house detention while being forced to wear and pay for a surveillance ankle monitor. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign calls for Marissa Alexander's FULL FREEDOM.