Free Them All:Defending the Lives of Criminalized Survivors of Violence

Thursday, March 2 at 6:30pm

Cortelyou Commons 2324 N Fremont St

In the past few years, the names of Marissa Alexander, Cece McDonald, Bresha Meadows and others have come to public attention as people whose lives were lived at the intersection(s) of gender violence and criminalization. Besides the fact that they are Black women and girls, all three had robust defense committees organized to demand their freedom. This talk will focus on how survivors of violence come into conflict with the law and describe how some communities are resisting their criminalization.


Event Type

Diversity, University-wide Events, Speaker/Presenters, Inclusion


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Centers and Institutes, The Women's Center



Recent Activity

Elsa Saeta

Elsa Saeta 3/1/2017

Location of the venue on campus

Cortelyou Commons is located on Fremont Street at the west corner of the quadrangle framed by the Seminary Row Townhouses. Fremont Street is not a through street. The Commons is accessible at Fremont off of either Fullerton (via the wrought iron gate) or Belden (via the cut-off by the dormitory).

Parking is available on certain streets (please note parking restrictions) and in the Sheffield Parking Garage (on Sheffield south of the Whole Foods).

Please see Map.