Free Marissa Now announces new initiative: SurvivedAndPunished.org
This project is organized in coalition with the following freedom campaigns and organizations: Stand With Nan Hui, Love & Protect (formerly Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander, and California Coalition for Women Prisoners. We demand the immediate freedom of those who are punished for surviving domestic violence and other forms of gender violence, including Marissa Alexander! This DV Awareness Month and Month of Action against Police Brutality & Mass Incarceration, help bring attention to survivors who are fighting for their lives on multiple fronts. Collective twitter feed HERE!
Use hashtag #SurvivedAndPunished
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.
CAMPAIGN UPDATE (10/19/15):
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Join us for for a TWITTER DISCUSSION on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22nd, 11am PT / 2pm ET. Use #SurvivedAndPunished to participate.
In coalition with other freedom campaigns and organizations, Free Marissa Now launched #SurvivedAndPunished, an initiative to demand the immediate freedom of everyone who is punished for surviving domestic violence & other forms of gender 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