TRIAL UPDATE (11/24/14):
Marissa Alexander has agreed to a plea deal that includes time served, an additional 65 days in Duval County Jail, and two years probation and surveillance monitoring. She is expected to be released on January 27, 2015. Learn more about Marissa's case.
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, 4:00 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.
Envision Black Freedom & Raise $10,920
in 10 Days to cover the oppressive cost of the ankle monitor that the court forces Marissa to wear for two years after her release from prison.
"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 is being threatened with 60 years in prison for defending her life from her abusive husband. The Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign is organizing for her freedom.