Bresha Meadows: Survived and Punished

Bresha Measows is a young Black girl incarcerated for defending her life against domestic violence. She is one of tens of thousands of girls and young women locked up behind bars across the United States facing violence at the hands of the criminal punishment system. #FreeBresha, free them all!

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Ky Peterson: Survived and Punished

Ky Peterson should be free, but right now he is in prison for defending his life against physical and sexual assault.

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#freeky, Ky Peterson, prison abolition

Paris Knox: Survived and Punished

Paris Knox is a 38-year-old Black mother sentenced to 40 years in prison for defending her life against an abusive ex-partner.

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Marissa Alexander: Survived and Punished

Marissa Alexander is a survivor of domestic violence who was sentenced to a 20 year mandatory minimum sentence for firing a single warning shot into the ceiling. Learn about her story and the creative organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, politics, prisons, race, violence

Joan Little – Survived and Punished

Joan Little was the first woman acquitted of murder on the grounds of of self-defense against sexual violence. Learn about her story and the global organizing that successfully fought for her freedom.

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activism, class, democracy, gender, history, policy, prisons, race, violence

Ableism is the Bane of My Motherfuckin’ Existence

Activists Patty Berne and Stacey Milbern expand on the disability justice framework and the need for a politicized understanding of ableism within a context of racism, classism, colonialism, and heteropatriarchy.

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ableism, capitalism, classism, criminalization, disability, disability justice, heteropatriarchy, incarceration, institutionalization, medical industrial complex, misogyny, prison industrial complex, racism, white supremacy

My Body Doesn’t Oppress Me, Society Does

Disability justice activists Patty Berne and Stacey Milbern discuss social models of accessibility and the social, economic, and physical barriers that render physical impairments disabling in an ableist society.

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ableism, capitalism, disability justice, heteropatriarchy, racism, white supremacy

Nevertheless, She Persisted: Barnard Students Read Coretta Scott King’s Letter

Barnard students read the letter by Coretta Scott King that Senator Elizabeth Warren was blocked from reading during the Senate confirmation hearing of Trump Attorney General Jefferson Sessions.

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democracy, gender, history, policy, politics, race

Don’t be a Bystander: 6 Tips for Responding to Racist Attacks

Bystander intervention that does not rely on the police.

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activism, gender, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

The Personal Things

Short featuring Miss Major Griffin-Gracy. Directed by Reina Gossett with art by Micah Bazant and animation by Pamela Chavez. Produced by Reina Gossett, Hope Dector, and the Barnard Center for Research on Women.

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activism, gender, history, queer, race, transgender

Queer Liberation: No Prisons, No Borders

Video by Dean Spade + Hope Dector. Featuring Reina Gossett, Angélica Cházaro, CeCe McDonald, and Dean Spade.

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activism, gender, immigration, prisons, queer, race, transgender, violence

Queer Dreams and Nonprofit Blues 6: Where Do We Go From Here

Featuring Andrea Ritchie, Dean Spade, Craig Willse, and Amber Hollibaugh This video is included in The Scholar & Feminist Online issue 13.2, “Navigating Neoliberalism in the Academy, Nonprofits, and Beyond.” In October 2013, BCRW and The Engaging Tradition Project at The Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia Law School co-convened a conference called Queer Dreams and […]

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