Domestic Violence & Black Women – Marissa Alexander‘s Story
On this week’s episode we discuss domestic violence and black women. We cover Marissa Alexander’s story, a black woman sentenced to 20 years in prison for protecting herself from her abusive estranged ex-husband. And we highlight Survived & Punished, a coalition working to free criminalized and incarcerated survivors.
To learn more about Marissa Alexander and her story please visit her website. https://www.marissaalexander.com/
Visit the Survived and Punished website to find resources, take action, donate, or support the coalition’s mission to decriminalize surviving domestic violence.
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If you or a loved one need help, call 911 if you are in immediate danger. For anonymous, confidential help, 24/7, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1.800.799.7233 or 1.800.787.3224 now.