#SurvivedAndPunished, featuring Out in the Night screening
Saturday, Oct 24, 2015 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley
#SurvivedAndPunished: Building Radical Coalitions to End the Criminalization of Survivors
Saturday, October 24
3pm – 7pm
10 Evans Hall, UC Berkeley
In 2006, a group of seven young Black lesbians were violently attacked in Greenwich Village by a man who shouted threats to sexually assault them, spat on one of the women, got on top of her and choked her. The women defended themselves and managed to get away, but they were stopped by local police, arrested, prosecuted, and four of the women were sent to prison, forever changing the course of their lives. The case sparked a grassroots movement to free the New Jersey 4.. Join us for a screening of the award-winning film documenting their experience, Out in the Night, and a discussion with Renata Hill, one of the New Jersey 4.
Afterwards, participate in a community strategy session with local organizers to plan the end of criminalizing domestic and sexual violence survivors. The survival actions of so many survivors of domestic and/or sexual violence have been criminalized by the state. Some survivors are still in prison or on parole, some are languishing in immigration detention, some are confined to their homes, and some live with the threat of incarceration or deportation at any moment. Some did not make it out of prison alive. Join us for a powerful film, powerful speakers, and strategic conversations to map out where we go from here.
3:00 – 5:00 “Out in the Night” film screening + Q A with Renata Hill, New Jersey 4
5:00 – 6:15 Radical Coalitions Panel with
Alisa Bierria (Free Marissa Now, Center for Race Gender)
Hyejin Shim (Stand With Nan-Hui)
Isa Noyola (Transgender Law Center)
Janetta Johnson (TGI Justice)
Kelly Savage (California Coalition for Women Prisoners)
Windy Click (California Coalition for Women Prisoners)
6:15 – 7:00 Strategy Session
Accessibility: Venue is wheelchair accessible. English/Spanish interpretation will be provided. More access info to come.
Sponsored by Center for Race Gender, LGBTQ Cluster of HIFIS, Center for the Study of Sexual Cultures, Gender and Women’s Studies, UC Berkeley Confidential CARE Advocates, Stand With Nan-Hui, California Coalition for Women Prisoners, Free Marissa Now
Co-sponsored by All of Us or None, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence, AROC: Arab Resource Organizing Center, Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, ASPIRE – Asian Students Promoting Immigrant Rights through Education, Asian Women’s Shelter, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance, CUAV, EBIYC – East Bay Immigrant Youth Coalition, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Gabriela SF, generative somatics, Justice Now, Riley Center – Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence, La Casa de las Madres, Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA), Research Action Design – RAD, San Francisco Domestic Violence Consortium (SF DVC), TGI Justice Project (TGIJP), Woman, Inc. – Women Organized to Make Abuse Nonexistent
DIRECTIONS TO EVANS HALL:
From 80 take University Avenue East to campus.
Left on Oxford Avenue.
Right on Hearst Avenue.
Parking structure at Hearst and La Loma
Enter campus at North Gate on Hearst at Euclid
Follow path to your left. Evans Hall is the tallest building, the event is in room 10. Look for signs!
HERE’S A MAP!