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Send Them Home for the Holidays: A Letter-Writing Party
Please join Survived and Punished NY on Sunday, December 9, from 1-4:30pm, at the People's Forum (320 West 37th Street in Manhattan, between 8th and 9th Aves) for "Send them Home for the Holidays", a holiday card writing party for those behind prison walls in New York State. Being incarcerated is a de-humanizing and isolating experience for the person behind bars and their family and community. Trauma is worse around the holidays when many are planning to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. Sending cards and small gift packages is one way that we can lessen the loneliness experienced during this time.
Please join us on the day -- we will supply the cards, envelopes, addresses, and snacks. This is a free event.
If you want to do a little more, you can donate to Survived and Punished, and we will buy gift items. The wish list is mostly small items which are very expensive to purchase -- dental floss, shampoo, snacks, etc. We would also greatly appreciate donated stamps on the day of the event.
No Selves to Defend: Criminalized Survival
Tuesday October 16th from 6 to 8 PM (doors open at 5:30 PM) at the New School Lang Cafe, Eugene Lang College, 65 West 11th St (cross street 6th Ave, SE corner), New York NY 10011. Space is wheelchair accessible.
Sharing Stories of Self-Defense and Survival in the #MeToo Era
Thursday, August 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Asian American Writers Workshop, 110-112 W. 27th St Ste. 600 (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10001
Twitter power hour! 3:00 PM Eastern, Monday August 6th
We used the hashtags #FreeThemNY and #CuomoMIA to let Cuomo know he should commute sentences. We also used the hashtags #FreeThemAll and #SurvivedAndPunished to participate in a conversation beyond New York!
On June 18th, members of Survived and Punished joined a group of allies from various organizations and issues to demand Governor Cuomo upholds his commitments, including his commitment to use his clemency powers. Check out a video of the protest here.
No More Violence Against Our Sistas: End Violence Against Black Women and Girls
Wednesday, June 13th, 6-8 PM at Barnard Hall, 3009 Broadway, Room 302
Survived and Punished screened a film about anti-Black gender violence and facilitated a discussion among attendees about how we can end it.
Twitter power hour! 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Tuesday June 12th
We used the hashtags #FreeThemNY and #CuomoMIA to let Cuomo know he should commute sentences. This graph helps show how negligent Cuomo is when it comes to commutations
Letter writing to incarcerated survivors of gender violence
Thursday May 31st, 6-8 PM at NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis, 20 Cooper Square, Manhattan
Organizing workshop and discussion with Survived and Punished NYC at Bring Down the Walls
Saturday May 19th, 6:30-7:30 PM at Firehouse Engine Company 31, 87 Lafayette Street, Manhattan
On May 10th 2018, members of Survived and Punished NYC protested Governor Cuomo by calling attention to his abysmal clemency track record as his donors entered a beer-tasting fundraiser.
April 14th Mass Commutations Convening at Barnard
Members of Survived and Punished held our first public event with many dozens of people in attendance, including Valerie Seeley, the only survivor of gender violence to have her sentence commuted by Governor Cuomo.