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California Coalition for Women Prisoners & Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative hosted an International Women’s History Month conversation on March 25, 2021 with four courageous women who have stood up for their lives and their communities.

Janet and Janine Africa – the MOVE 9
Siwatu Salama Ra – Freedom Team Detroit/Grassroots Global Justice
Laura Whitehorn – RAPP (Release Aging People in Prison)
Moderated by Aleta Toure – Parable of the Sower Intentional Community Cooperative, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJ), People’s Strike, and AfroSoc

Across the U.S. and the globe, unprecedented health, economic and social crisis is leading to escalating violence against BIPOC communities, often targeting women and TGNC people in particular. Over 10,000 people were arrested in the course of the 2020 uprisings after George Floyd’s murder, but they have largely been disappeared from public view. Women who have been imprisoned for defending themselves and their communities have much to teach us about resisting state violence.