Remembering Val Gaiter

Published: 25 August 2021

  With the pandemic’s devastating effects on the prison communities and the world, this year has been tough on all of us. August 12th, 2021, was a day criminal justice advocates set aside to remember the life of Valerie Gaiter, my co-defendant. Val never received the proper medical evaluation and…

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California Journey: With A Little Piece Of Light

Published: 24 June 2021

As an advisory board member of Donna Hylton’s A Little Piece of Light, I was invited to attend the organization’s trip to touch base with their California partners. A Little Piece of Light is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower and facilitate healing for women, girls, and gender-fluid…

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A Little Piece of Light Summer BBQ

Published: 3 June 2021

(Reposted from Donna Hylton is a Jamaican-American author and criminal justice activist. She founded, A Little Piece of Light, the non-profit, which bears the same name as her book, both created out of her lived experience of 27 years of incarceration. Ms. Hylton pulled off a fantastic event in…

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Published: 21 April 2021

One Billion Rising Global Coordinators Amplify the 2021 “Rising Gardens” Theme, Making the Connection between Exploitation of Women and the Exploitation of the Earth Release New Short Film Featuring Activists From Austria, Bangladesh, Eswatini, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malawi, Nigeria, United States, Portugal, Singapore, Taiwan, UK, Philippines, and Zambia…

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Formerly Incarcerated Women Meeting the Needs of Their Communities

Published: 2 April 2021

According to the Sentencing Project, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 700%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 222,455 in 2019.1 Though many more men are in prison than women, the rate of growth for female imprisonment has been twice as high as that…

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100 Women 100 Days – Report from My Trip to DC to Advocate for Incarcerated Women’s Release from Prison

Published: 2 April 2021

The pandemic hit hard and restricted our travels, so I have not had the opportunity to travel and report on criminal justice reform issues since early 2020. This was my first time visiting Washington D.C. and I was proud to be doing it in a capacity to advocate for incarcerated…

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Campesinas Cultivating Solutions (community gardens)

Published: 24 March 2021 > USA

Alianza Nacional de Campesinas is proud to be a part of the One Billion Rising against gender based violence and exploitation. We recognize this year’s theme of Rising Gardens as an acknowledgment of the work that we do on a daily basis, the work of cultivating and nourishing the land…

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Published: 12 February 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media(at) ONE BILLION RISING 2021: RISING GARDENS PRESS RELEASE  One Billion Rising Events Take Place Globally, Amplifying the 2021 Rising Gardens Theme and the Connection between Violence Against Women and the Destruction of the Earth Rising Gardens Activist Events Call for a Shift from Consumption and…

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“Menstrual Equity” by Roslyn Smith, V-Day Beyond Incarceration Project Manager

Published: 15 September 2020

Most women don’t think twice about where they are going to acquire menstrual products, yet that is not the case for incarcerated women in prison, jails, detention centers and women’s shelters across the United States. Incarcerated individuals and other people in the criminal justice system often have to resort to begging…

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Just out! “we them people” By Kevin Powell

Published: 8 July 2020

We are thrilled to share this new poem written by Kevin Powell. Kevin is a poet, journalist, civil and human rights activist, public speaker, and author of 14 books, including his new one, WHEN WE FREE THE WORLD, about the present and future of America (exclusively an ebook on Apple…

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