May 22, 2017 The #FreeBresha campaign is infuriated that 15-year-old domestic violence survivor, Bresha Meadows, has been forced by Ohio prosecutors to submit to a plea deal that would keep her in juvenile detention for a full year (which includes 10 months of time served) and an additional 6 months of incarceration in a “treatment … More Statement on Bresha Meadows’ Plea Deal
Love Poems for Bresha is a national action coordinated with local activists in partnership with FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture, an artist collective dedicated to building public healing spaces for survivors. Help us build a powerful space of love for all Black girls fighting to live in a world that doesn’t see us, and send love to … More Love Poems for Bresha
We invite supporters of Bresha Meadows to create Black girl altars in advance of Bresha’s next hearing on May 22nd. Let us know if you organizer an altar. Download resources below: TOOLKIT: #DefendingBlackWomanhood: A Toolkit for a Community Altar Building Project for Black Women and Girls, by Black Feminist Future CURRICULUM: Four Black Girl Altar Rituals for … More Black Girl Altar Project
May 8, 2017 15-year-old domestic violence survivor, Bresha Meadows, was offered a plea deal at a pretrial hearing this morning at the Trumbull County Juvenile Court in Ohio. While the details of the proposed deal have not been finalized, our understanding of the terms is that Bresha will be under state control for a total … More #FreeBresha Campaign Statement on Proposed Plea Deal
Jasmine Monroe @ WKYC; excerpt below: Bresha Meadows, who is facing a murder charge, is being tried as a minor in juvenile court. If she is convicted, she could be held in a juvenile facility until she is 21. Police say she took a gun and shot her father in the head while he was … More Family rallies in support of 15-year-old accused of killing her father
Jonah Engel Bromwich @ the New York Times; excerpt below: Bresha’s case has garnered tremendous sympathy from supporters who say that the way she is being treated by the state is all too typical for black survivors of violence. [Bresha’s attorney] Mr. Friedman said that her older brother and sister, both of whom were at … More Bresha Meadows, an Ohio Teenager Accused of Killing Father, Seeks Release Before Trial
For Immediate Release Wednesday, May 2, 2017 15-year-old Bresha Meadows Punished for Self Defense Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges #FreeBresha Campaign (email@example.com) On May, 3, 2017, Bresha Meadows’ attorney will file a motion for her pre-trial release, arguing that continuing to incarcerate Bresha in juvenile detention amounts to … More Press Release: Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges against Bresha Meadows
As we draw closer to Bresha Meadows’ scheduled May 22nd trial, we call on supporters to send postcards to Ohio Prosecutor Dennis Watkins urging him to DROP THE CHARGES against Bresha Meadows and free her immediately, as well as seek alternatives to detention for young people in crisis who need our support. Send postcards as soon as … More Postcard Action! Dennis Watkins: DROP THE CHARGES!
Bresha Meadows’ trial and crucial court hearings are in May. We call on supporters and all those who believe in social justice to help free Bresha Meadows! Below are dates and actions for people who are local to Warren, OH and for supporters everywhere. IMPORTANT DATES: (All events at Trumbull County Family Court unless otherwise … More #FreeBresha Court Actions – Local & Everywhere!
Bresha Meadows’ attorney has announced that he will call for the immediate release of Bresha citing the “Cruel & Unusual Impact of Detention.” This hearing is scheduled for May 3rd at 8:30am at Trumbull County Family Court. Court Watch & Postcard Action: If prosecutors do not drop their charges (which we continue to demand), Bresha’s pretrial … More Court Updates