Event from the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander:
No Selves to Defend, No Rights to Respect:
Blackness, Violence and Self-Defense
Sunday, September 14th
2pm - 4pm
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum, 800 S Halsted St, Chicago
More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/521537831323417/
This summer has placed a brighter spotlight on police violence with the killings of Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Ezell Ford and more. In addition, Marlene Pinnock was brutalized on the side of an LA Freeway while Denise Stewart was violently dragged out of her apartment naked by a dozen cops. There are renewed efforts to make clear that #BlackLivesMatter.
These instances of state violence are mirrored in the unjust prosecution of Marissa Alexander, a Florida mother of three, who fired a warning shot to save her life and is facing 60 years in prison if convicted.
All of these incidents raise questions about the value of black life in the U.S., self-defense, state violence, the gendered & classed nature of our response, and more.
On the occasion of Marissa Alexander’s birthday, join the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (CAFMA), the Porch Project at the Hull House Museum, Project NIA, We Charge Genocide and the Chicago Taskforce on Violence against Girls and Young Women for a conversation about these issues.
Refreshments and cake will be provided
FREE to all participants
There’s a particular emphasis on the CAKE CAKE CAKE that will be present at the event, just so you know.