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~ Monday, June 30 ~
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Summer events are in full swing. We are excited to present throughout the month of July a series of teach-ins on colonial violence and missing and murdered Indigenous women. While many will be taking place across Montana, these are also being planned in states and communities across the U.S. Our first event will be this Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Lame Deer, Montana (Northern Cheyenne reservation) at the annual fireworks show to honor the life of Hanna Harris. More dates and information for other locations will be posted soon.

If you are interested in doing a teach-in, here is the PDF of the info/resource/outline of curriculum we developed and are using: http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/06/30/teach-in1/teach-in1.pdf

And here is the PDF/pamphlet from 2/14 Global Day to Honor Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women you can also use again: http://freepdfhosting.com/3262cbec1f.pdf

save-wiyabi-project:

Summer events are in full swing. We are excited to present throughout the month of July a series of teach-ins on colonial violence and missing and murdered Indigenous women. While many will be taking place across Montana, these are also being planned in states and communities across the U.S. Our first event will be this Wednesday July 2, 2014 in Lame Deer, Montana (Northern Cheyenne reservation) at the annual fireworks show to honor the life of Hanna Harris. More dates and information for other locations will be posted soon.

If you are interested in doing a teach-in, here is the PDF of the info/resource/outline of curriculum we developed and are using: http://www.pdf-archive.com/2014/06/30/teach-in1/teach-in1.pdf

And here is the PDF/pamphlet from 2/14 Global Day to Honor Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women you can also use again: http://freepdfhosting.com/3262cbec1f.pdf


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~ Friday, June 13 ~
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No Selves To Defend Anthology: A Legacy of Criminalizing Women of Color for Self Defense

"I was motivated to create the ‘No Selves to Defend Anthology‘ as a fundraising tool and also as an educational and consciousness-raising one. The anthology locates Marissa’s [Alexander] case within a historical context that criminalizes and punishes women (particularly of color) for self-defense.” - Mariame Kaba

http://www.usprisonculture.com/blog/2014/06/10/no-selves-to-defend-anthology-now-available-for-purchase/

No Selves To Defend also features Yvonne Wanrow (Colville) with the contribution by Andrea Smith.

The publication is available today for $50 from the Free Marissa Alexander online store: http://www.zibbet.com/FreeMarissaAlexander/artwork?artworkId=2318730

You can also continue to support Marissa Alexander’s defense fund directly here: http://gogetfunding.com/project/marissa-alexander-freedom-fundraiser


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Starting this Sunday, Suey Park & I will be having a weekly Summer School show. We’re starting with the recent discussion on #AbuserDynamics and will continue with lots of other issues related to gender violence and organizing. There will also be lots of fabulous guests.

Starting this Sunday, Suey Park & I will be having a weekly Summer School show. We’re starting with the recent discussion on #AbuserDynamics and will continue with lots of other issues related to gender violence and organizing. There will also be lots of fabulous guests.


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~ Tuesday, April 15 ~
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~ Wednesday, April 9 ~
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On February 21, 2014, Antonio Lopez was shot to death by San Jose State University police officers. While the police contend Lopez charged at them with a weapon, the medical examiner concluded he was shot twice in the back. The family believes this is a cover-up and the campaign Justice For Josiah [the name of Antonio Lopez’s son] has formed to demand answers and launch their own people’s investigation into what happened. 
 
The topic of this week’s “Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement” series is carcerality and militarism. As we re-conceptualize violence, and particularly focus on the state as being a perpetrator of it, addressing police brutality against people of color is important to center. It’s also necessary to see how the harsher criminalization of college campuses and the empowering of school police forces [especially under the guise of targeting race, gender, and sexual violence issues] corresponds with justifying shooting and killing people deemed threatening. 
 
Justice For Josiah plans to join the 4/12 #DecolonizeSAAM conversation on Carceal Feminism, as part of their community-building efforts, online and on-the-ground. We encourage you to support them.
 
For more information about the case: 
San Jose, CA: Anatomy of a Police Murder and Cover Up http://www.constantinereport.com/san-jose-ca-anatomy-police-murder-cover/ 
Family Demands Answers in Fatal San Jose State University Police Shooting http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Antonio-Lopez-Fatal-San-Jose-State-University-Police-Shooting-253830371.html
 
 
Justice for Josiah is a San Jose, CA (Santa Clara County) based campaign struggling for resolution, prevention, justice, and healing for the communities, families, and victims of police violence, abuse, and murder. We are centered on the love we have for one another, not a hatred of those whose aim seems to only be doing our communities, our families, and our loved ones harm.
 

We’ve been addressing the problems with the increased criminalization of college campuses under the idea that this is what schools need to stop sexual assault. Part of the increased criminalization under new policies has resulted in expanded and more empowered police forces - which always backfire on people of color. Here is an incredibly unfortunate example. Please spread the word and please continue to join us this month as we reassess what anti-violence means and navigate it outside of the state, even as mainstream white anti-violence continues to adore the legal system and reinforce it at every step.


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~ Monday, April 7 ~
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~ Thursday, April 3 ~
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Please join Save Wįyąbi Project as we host a series of chats (with other anti-violence organizers) for Sexual Assault Awareness Month titled: Decolonizing the Anti-Violence Movement. We will leading the first three weekends and INCITE! will be piloting the discussion on anti-Blackness. We are going to cover the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, carcerality and militarism, heteronormativity, disability justice, and beginning this week with colonial violence and missing and murdered Indigenous women. We look forward to hearing from you.

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