Between 1977 and 2007, the population of U.S women prisoners grew by 800% with an annual growth rate doubling that of men over many years. The vast majority of incarcerated and criminalized women (trans and non-trans) have previous histories of domestic and sexual abuse. This gathering at the Allied Media Conference in 2017 engaged participants on how to pro-actively support and advocate for survivors who live at the intersection of gender violence and criminalization. They highlighted the experiences of grassroots organizations and defense committees in supporting those who don’t fall into the “perfect victim” narrative and shared a new toolkit for those who want to do similar work.
Thanks to our funders for the convening:
Groundswell Fund, Open Society Foundation, Allied Media Conference, and dozens of individual donors.
Video by Tom Callahan (www.SensitiveVisuals.com)
Photos by Sarah-Ji (@LoveAndStrugglePhotos)
Audio by Lewis Wallace (@LewisPants)
Music courtesy of Flying Lotus