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The Prison Elimination Act (PREA)

Families and Friends, as many of you know, adult prisons and juvenile facilities are plagued with sexual assaults and dangerous living conditions.  If your loved one hasn’t been attacked then they likely live in fear of being attacked. Since the beginning of prisons in this country the threat has existed. Today, we have the opportunity to change this for the millions in cages around this country.  Whether you have a loved one locked up or not, we ask you to join us by signing onto to our letter of recommendations as soon as possible.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act is the first opportunity for substantial change to prisons and juvenile facilities in our lifetimes. The Campaign has created a sign on letter of recommendations to the commission. It only takes a minute to sign on and we are seeking at least 500 signatures by Friday morning. This issue is very personal to me and I ask that you sign and send it to your friends, church groups, reading clubs, family, anyone who you think would take the minute or so to do it. Having the 500 signatures shows that people across the country believe that being in prison is the punishment, people should not be violated and raped in addition. Help us to end this culture inside prisons and juvenile facilities today!

To sign on, just send me (Familiescantwait@yahoo.com) a quick email with your name, state and how you would like to be identified (mother, friend, advocate, concerned citizen, etc) and copy Justin Baker at jjcampaign@cfyj.org. Just say, “Sign me on!”

In Solidarity,

Grace Grace Bauer, Field Organizer Campaign For Youth Justice
1012 14th Street, NW, Suite 610
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202.558.3580 ext 29
Cell: 443-418-5201 Fax: 202.386.9807

 

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PEACE REVOLUTION: Healing the Pandemic of Violence Against Women

peacePEACE REVOLUTION: Healing the Pandemic of Violence Against Women —Questions, Solutions, & Accountability

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Event date: Thursday, April 14th @ 6:30pm

Type of Event: Panel Discussion Purpose: To create awareness around the global issues of violence against women and how it impacts women in America. To raise community consciousness about the need for accountability and activism in order to end violence against women. To provide the community with an opportunity to hear about the issues of violence, from a diverse panel of women activists. Location & Time: Little 5 Points Community Center, Café 1083 Austin Ave., Atlanta, GA 30307 www.l5pcc.org Entrance

Fee: FREE

Event Chair: Imani Evans, Imani@surviving2thriving.org or Imani@miracles2day.com 404.944-6409

Event Co-Chair: Shemeah Richardson, shemeahr@aol.com, 404.944.6409

Refreshment Sponsors: Unity Fellowship of Atlanta, Women’s Ministry http://www.unityfellowshipchurchatl.org/

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MODERATOR:

Mary Anne Adam, MSW
Zami, Inc. www.zami.org

PANELISTS:

Joan Baptist, Station Manager
WRFG Radio 89.3
www.wrfg.org
Lauren Zink
Hollaback Atlanta
www.ihollaback.org
Loretta Ross, National Coordinator
Sister Song, Inc.
www.sistersong.net
Tracee McDaniel, Founder/President
Juxtaposed Center for Transformation
Amita Rao
Outreach Coordinator
Raksha, Inc.
www.raksha.org
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“For Colored Girls” Open Discussion, All welcome: 11/30

Please join us for a thoughtful conversation among sisters, of all backgrounds, about this soul-stirring movie.  I was sitting there watching the movie with my eyes glued to the screen…sometimes tearful, sometimes joyful and sometimes traumatized…but always seeing parts of my own story.  There may be varying opinions about the cinematography but the heart wrenching, gritty truths of these sisters is undeniable, in my opinion.  Haven’t you seen one of these women before?  Or maybe you are like me in that each character tells a piece of my story. 

Immediately upon seeing the movie, I knew that I wanted to share my thoughts and feelings with other women and, more importantly, hear your thoughts and feelings.  I had seen the play many, many years ago like a lot of people, so I expected a lot of it.  I expected the heart of the play to be respected.  I needed that because I saw the play shortly after reconciling my own suicide attempt.  I saw the play when I needed the play.  So here comes this movie…and, again, I expected a lot. 

So join us and let’s talk in room full of women of like and different minds.  Bring your diversity of thoughts, your intensity of emotion and an open mind to hear how others have been moved by the movie.

“For Colored Girls” Discussion

For Colored Girls-TylerWhether you like the movie or not…everyone is welcome to share.  Many people saw the movie with friends and had those conversations privately, but now let’s talk as a community.

(Light refreshments served)

Event Info
Little 5 Points Community Center, Suite 108
1083 Austin Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307
Tuesday, November 30th
6:00AM-8:00PM

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We need your help to get to Calfornia!

Women Healing Women is going to California!…and we need your support. Please join us with a tax-deductible donation to Women Healing Women, Inc.

Check out our ChipIn page for more information about this infrastructure sustainability training that we have been invited to in California. T…he training is FREE but the hotel and travel for two board members is not. That’s where YOU come in! We are asking you to support this very good effort so that we can take our work in serving women survivors of sexual and domestic violence, as we have since 2005…specifically serving marginalized and underrepresented communities of women.

We appreciate your support!

CALL FOR MORE INORMATION:  404.944.6409 office or Executive Director/CEO 404.368.8827

Click here for our ChipIn.com page

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The White Party Supports Survivors!

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By attending the White Party you will be supporting survivors.  A portion of this party’s profits will go to support Women Healing Women, Inc. This is your chance to party with an upscale, diverse group of people…and your chance to wear that hot white outfit.

Sunday, June 20, 2010
6 pm – 1 am
Opera/Midtown
1150 Crescent Ave.
Atlanta,GA 30309

GET MORE INFORMATION HERE


COME OUT AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT!
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Biker Blessing Event Raises Funds for WHW

May 8, 2010, Atlanta, GA 

Biker Blessing 11am – 2pmBikers

Free Food, music and prizes.   Everyone welcome!   Bike Contest ALL types of Bikes, Trikes, Scooter are welcome to enter and Motorcycle Safety Demo will be preformed after blessing.   Benefiting women survivors of sexual & domestic violence.

LOCATION:   Candler Park (Little 5 Points area),  1400 McLendon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307.

CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION
Nise’ 404-844-1642,  nise.robinson@gmail.com
Dante 404-449-6534, djmiki@aol.com 
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N.J. Police Arrest 5 In Gang Rape Of 7-Year-Old

Teen Stepsister Accused Of Selling Young Girl For Sex; 2 Adults, 3 Juveniles Arrested

(Quoted from the WJZ) This is enough to outrage anyone!

“A 15-year-old Trenton girl was arrested for selling her 7-year-old sister for sex, handing her money and watching as the young girl was gang raped in the Rowan Towers Apartments, according to New Jersey police.
CBS

Two adults and three juveniles have been charged with gang-raping a 7-year-old girl who was sold by her 15-year-old stepsister during a party at a crime-ridden apartment building, police said Saturday.

Details on the arrests were to be announced at a Saturday night news conference at police headquarters in Trenton, the state’s capital city.

Police said the girl was offered for sale by her 15-year-old stepsister on March 28.

The teen went to a party with some men on the 13th floor of the Rowan Towers apartment building, and the younger girl tagged along because she worried about her stepsister’s safety, police said.

The 15-year-old sold sex to men in the room, then took money to let them touch the younger girl, and the touching turned to forcible sex as at least seven men raped the 7-year-old, police said.

Before the Saturday announcement of the five arrests, the 15-year-old had been charged with promoting prostitution, aggravated sexual assault and other crimes; police have not released her name. A 20-year-old man had been charged with having sex with the 15-year-old.

Mayor Doug Palmer said he met with the victim’s relatives at his office on Thursday to offer help and make sure they were able to move out of the neighborhood over safety concerns.

“We made sure they got out of the area,” he said Saturday afternoon, before the news conference.

He credited the police force for its hard work but said “we’re still not finished.” He pledged to spare no expense “to make sure that everyone responsible is brought to justice.”

“We’re still asking the community to let us know if they have any more information on this heinous crime,” he said.

Palmer met with the parents, the 7-year-old girl and her two younger siblings. The woman is the mother of the 7-year-old girl, and the man she lives with is the father of the 15-year-old. The man and woman also have two toddlers together.

He said police officers had taken the case “very personally.”

Police Director Irving Bradley would only say “it’s still an active investigation.”

Police earlier in the week were urging residents to come forward, but neighbors said they were scared of retaliation from gangs that prowl the streets if they spoke up.

Rowan Towers sits on a stretch of West State Street near downtown Trenton and is surrounded by blocks of abandoned, boarded-up homes. It’s fronted by a well-manicured lawn and features a colorful playground and a basketball court. An American flag hangs from a pole to the right of the front door.”

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Human Trafficking: It really does happen in the U.S.

There is usually a look of shock when I explain to some audiences that human trafficking is not just an “overseas” issue…it is not just an “underdeveloped country” issue…it is a human issue and it happens right here in the U.S.

Here is an article from the Family Violence Prevention Fund www.endabuse.org :

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery involving people being bought, sold, and forced into slave labor and/or sexual exploitation. The United Nations recently reported that four million people are traded each year against their will to work in servitude in their own country or around the globe. Many are trafficked into the United States. It’s estimated that eighty percent of trafficking victims are women and girls. Such heinous crime must stop!

READ THE FULL ARTICLE…Then come back and TAKE THE PLEDGE!

CLICK HERE

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Sevananda Partner

Sevananda We were selected as one of the Sevananda Be The Change Partners for 2010. We are thrilled to be chosen among many worthy applicants to be the April 2010 partner.

Now we need your help!

Shop in Sevananda (a great thing regardless of the reason) on the 4th Saturday of the month, April 24th, and a portion of the sales will be donated to Women Healing Women. Also, you can make a donation at the cash register during the month for us…and be a part of the change we are creating at Women Healing Women.

What is Be The Change Program?
Sevananda Natural Foods Market’s Be The Change Program is our contribution to a healthier Atlanta. Each time you go through the register at Sevananda, you have the opportunity to contribute to a local non-profit by either donating a specific dollar amount or rounding your purchase up to the nearest dollar. By donating your spare change, you are contributing to a better Atlanta.

How does it work?
A committee composed of members of our co-op select twelve community nonprofit organizations from those who apply each year. These twelve organizations are assigned one month each in the upcoming calendar year. During the assigned month, shoppers at Sevananda contribute to the organization at the register. At the month’s end, Sevananda Natural Foods Market adds 25 percent to the total amount collected and presents it to the organization. BTC Partners also receive 1% of Sevananda sales during their partnership month.

Stop by our table at Sevananda to say “hello”!
Sunday April 4th, 2-5pm
Sunday April 11th, 2-5pm
Saturday April 17th, 3-6pm
Saturday April 24th, 3-6pm

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