End Mass Incarceration & Gendered Violence
March 7th, 2014
Please join NC FIST Saturday, March 8th at 4pm at the Women’s Prison (1034 Bragg St Raleigh): End Mass Incarceration and Gendered Violence Demo! At 6pm everyone will then join us at Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetteville St Durham) for a #FreeMarissaNow potluck.
Women of color are the fastest-growing incarcerated population in the United States: it’s time to fight back against mass incarceration and gendered violence! While we fight back in the streets against police murders and brutality, we must also fight for those who are thrown in prison, relegated to modern-day slave labor. On March 8th, International Working Women’s Day -a day of love and celebration for the economic, social, and political achievements of women- join NC FIST for a demonstration at NC Women’s Prison at 4pm to fight back against mass incarceration and gendered violence.
Heroes such as Marissa Alexander in FL and CeCe McDonald in MN are black women who were jailed for fighting back against gendered violence. The people fought like hell for CeCe’s freedom and won after 19 months of unjust incarceration – but Marissa is still not free. After the demonstration at the prison, there will be a #FreeMarissaNow Potluck party at the Hayti Heritage Center (804 Old Fayetville Street) in Durham at 6pm. Childcare will be provided, and there will be opportunities to make cards and postcards to send to Marissa.
From the earliest days of slave-catchers up to the militarized cops and for-profit super-prisons of today, police have always been a racist occupying force used to keep people of color and working people down.