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Local group launches “Angela Corey Out Now” campaign

Gorgeous photos from the Free Marissa Alexander Benefit Concert in Jacksonville, FL, July 27, 2014.  All proceeds go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund.  DONATE HERE!

Upcoming Phoenix fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund! (All proceeds always go to the legal defense fund.)
Friday, August 1, 2014, 6pm - 9pmBenefit Concert for Marissa Alexander!Jam Rock Cafe & Grill, 1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ Featuring local artists: Simply Susie G, Vaughn “SWIF” Willis, DJ Al Page

Upcoming Phoenix fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund! (All proceeds always go to the legal defense fund.)

Friday, August 1, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
Benefit Concert for Marissa Alexander!
Jam Rock Cafe & Grill, 1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 
Featuring local artists:
Simply Susie G, Vaughn “SWIF” Willis, DJ Al Page

Today in Free Marissa Alexander news, hundreds converged at the Duval County Courthouse in Jacksonville, FL demanding that the State of Florida Free Marissa Alexander right now with no delay!!

Great news coverage HERE.  Learn more about Standing Our Ground Week of Action events happening until Friday, August 1st HERE.

DONATE to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund HERE!

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Post rally feminists #standingourground #freemarissanow #reproductivejustice  (at Main Street Bridge)

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Post rally feminists #standingourground #freemarissanow #reproductivejustice (at Main Street Bridge)

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Justice!!!!! #freemarissanow #standingourground #reproductivejustice (at New Duval County Courthouse (Taj Mahal South))

Second day of beautiful photos for #SelfiesForSelfDefense!

Show your support for Marissa Alexander!

  • Take a selfie that includes a photo of you holding a supportive message to Marissa
  • Post on twitter, facebook, or tumblr with the hashtag #SelfiesForSelfDefense
  • We’ll print them out and bring the photos to Marissa to connect her to a world of support & love!

During Standing Our Ground Week: July 25-Aug 1!
More info: http://www.freemarissanow.org/selfies-for-self-defense.html

Show your support for Marissa Alexander online by posting #SelfiesForSelfDefense!

  • Take a selfie that includes a photo of you holding a supportive message to Marissa
  • Post on facebook, twitter, or tumblr with the hashtag #SelfiesForSelfDefense
  • We’ll print them out and bring to Marissa to connect her to a world of support & love!

More info: http://www.freemarissanow.org/selfies-for-self-defense.html

Free Marissa Alexander Standing Our Ground Week Events!

Details below on events in Chicago, Phoenix, Oakland, Trenton, Brooklyn, and of course, Jacksonville!

CHICAGO, IL

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014, 2pm, CHICAGO
    A Community Gathering and Rally in Support of Marissa 
    Please join us for a community gathering and rally in support of Marissa Alexander and in solidarity with Stand Our Ground Week of Action. We invite all community members to join us in song, performance, poetry and more. This is a family-friendly event, with food and drinks provided, and also activities for children!
    More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/739587696099698/

OAKLAND, CA

  • Wednesday, July 30, 2014; 6:30pm - 8:30pm
    Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94612
    Join Flying Over Walls - SF Bay Area Black and Pink for our Monthly Letterwriting Night!
    This month, in addition to connecting to folks from the Black & Pink list, we will pass a hat for the Free Marissa Now campaign and send Marissa postcards in honor of Standing Our Ground Week. More info: 
    https://www.facebook.com/events/1445094885764640/

PHOENIX, AZ

  • Friday, August 1, 2014, 6pm - 9pm
    Free Marissa Now Benefit Concert
    Jam Rock Cafe & Grill, 1714 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ 
    Featuring local artists:
    Simply Susie G, Vaughn “SWIF” Willis, DJ Al Page
    All proceeds will go to the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund

PHILADELPHIA, TRENTON, BROOKLYN
Join Simply Netfah Wholistic Boutique as we partner up with local and state wide supporters, advocates and grassroots organizations to raise awareness and funding for Stand Your Ground: Justice for Marissa Alexander .

We’re kicking off Standing Our Ground Action Week (July 25-31st) with a 3-day fundraising crawl that takes us to 3 destinations to wrap heads in an effort to bring Free Marissa Now home for good.

  • Friday, July 25, 7pm: Philadelphia
    Selah Moon, 1439 N. 52nd St.
    ph. 215-779-0252
  • Saturday, July 26, 8pm: Trenton, NJ
    The Conservatory, 540 E. State St.
    ph. 609-858-2279
  • Sunday, July 27, 2pm: Brooklyn, NY
    593 Flatbush Ave.
    ph. 347-365-6197

More info: simplynetfah@hotmail.com / 267.918.6079
https://www.facebook.com/events/730948660302992/

JACKSONVILLE, FL STANDING OUR GROUND WEEK OF EVENTS
Updates & details

  • FRIDAY, JULY 25:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    Registration & Opening Ceremony
    Logistical details here

  • SATURDAY, JULY 26:
    Crowne Plaza Jacksonville Riverfront Hotel, 1201 Riverplace Boulevard
    10 am - 4pm: SisterSong Reproductive Justice 101, Logistical details here
    4pm - 6pm: Welcome Awards Program
    6pm - 8pm: Mingle Social/Cash Bar Social Media Party

  • SUNDAY, JULY 27
    10am - 2pm: Beach Action, Jacksonville Beach
    4:30pm - 9pm: Waterfront Benefit Concert to Free Marissa Alexander
    Waterfront Jacksonville Landing, 2 Independent Dr; Concert is 6 pm-9pm, VIP Room opens at 4:30 pm
    (VIP Tickets at EventBrite)
  • MONDAY, JULY 28
    7:30 am: March from Crowne Plaza Hotel to Duval County Courthouse, Prudential Side of Blue Bridge,
    Meet at 1201 Riverplace Boulevard, march to Duval County Courthouse, 501 W Adams St
    9 am: Press Conference, Duval County Courthouse Steps
    11 am: People’s Investigation, University sin Fronteras and a People’s Tribunal
    7pm - 10pm: Verbal Essence Poetry Night, Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • TUESDAY, JULY 29:
    12pm - 2pm:
    Book signing, Chamblin Bookmine, 215 N Laura St
    3 pm - 6pm: Forum on the Women’s Movement and Social Change
    Keynote speaker: Prof. Beth Richie, author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation
    Downtown Jacksonville Library,303 N. Laura Street, Convention Center Basement, Multipurpose Room #1, Please use Main St. Entrance

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 30:
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Prison Industrial Complex and Mass Incarceration
  • THURSDAY, JULY 31
    1pm - 2pm: Edward Waters College Reception, Assessment Center, 1658 Kings Road
    2pm - 5pm: Forum on Civil Rights Law & Community Legal Support Teams
    Milne Auditorium, Edward Waters College, Grunthal St. & W. 5th St.
    6pm - 8pm: Jazz at the Ritz Theatre and Museum, 829 N Davis St

  • FRIDAY, AUGUST 1
    9:00am: People’s Investigation/People’s Tribunal, Duval County Courthouse Library, Duval County Court House

Letter from Marissa…

Letter from Marissa read by her mother, Mrs. Helen Jenkins, at Jacksonville, Florida Standing Your Ground Week of Action, July 25, 2014:

To My Supporters here in Jacksonville, all over the United States and the world. I am very grateful for all that everyone has done and is doing in support of the situation that I am going through. Every time I encounter someone they always express their concerns and tells me they are praying for me and my family. I know that it is only by God’s power who gives me the strength to endure this journey and still be able to radiate his light from on the inside and on the outside. It will be four years to the date on August 1 when this journey began. This is the day that I found myself faced with a life or death decision. I thank God for his mercy and direction on that day. I am trusting God for the victory. He has brought me through this ordeal. As I look back I am thankful for how the Lord has kept me. I am trusting God’s wisdom and looking forward to meeting all of you face to face soon.

No weapon formed against me will prosper.

Sincerely,

Marissa Alexander

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After Marissa Alexander Denied 'Stand Your Ground' Defense, Supporters Cry Out For Change - Atlanta Blackstar

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action starts today!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

Organize in your communities or post a photo for #SelfiesForSelfDefense and show your support and love online.

Say it loud and say it proud: Free Marissa Alexander!

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Marissa Alexander thanks supporters in letter read by mother in Jacksonville

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action starts today!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-everywhere.html

Also, don’t miss events in Chicago, Oakland, & Phoenix this week! More here.

Our politics initially sprang from the shared belief that Black women are inherently valuable, that our liberation is a necessity not as an adjunct to somebody else’s but because of our need as human persons for autonomy.

Combahee River Collective, 1974

Black women’s lives matter. Free Marissa Alexander!

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Marissa Alexander denied 'stand your ground' hearing

Marissa Alexander has been denied a new Stand Your Ground hearing. Yet again, Florida refuses to free this survivor of domestic violence, fails to support women’s right to self defense, and continues to support anti-black racism in the judicial system. Her new trial is still scheduled to begin Dec 8th.

Marissa needs your voices and support more than ever!
Standing Our Ground Week of Action is still on!
July 25-Aug 1: LET’S TAKE ACTION!

http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-week.html

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Standing Our Ground for Marissa Means Standing Our Ground For Us All | Alternate ROOTS

It has been fifty years since the March on Washington, Freedom Summer and the Civil Rights Act. These movements depended on Black women’s leadership and fought for the liberation of our communities. Fifty years later, Black communities are still under attack.

This week, District Attorney Angela Corey — who botched the prosecution of the Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis cases and is now prosecuting Marissa Alexander’s case — had the nerve to speak at area Black churches denouncing the legacy of protest and movement building in the Black community.

As movement builders, we have a choice: let Angela Corey get away with denouncing the legacy of Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement or mobilize for the freedom of Marissa and all survivors of domestic violence who are wrongfully incarcerated.

We call on every singer, poet, dancer, every artist and activist, and every person who works for justice to converge onto Jacksonville, FL for Standing Our Ground for Marissa Week from July 25 — August 1, 2014. Send a message that we will not stand for this mockery of justice. Standing Our Ground for Marissa brings us back to the call, “it takes a village.” We ask you to be one in the number!

More information on Standing Our Ground Week be found at http://www.freemarissanow.org/standing-our-ground-week.html.

Standing Our Ground Week of Action!
July 25 - August 1, 2014
Join us in Jacksonville (in person or livestream)
Organize in your community!
Post #SelfiesForSelfDefense online all week!