Black Girl Altar Project

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

#FreeBresha Campaign Statement on Proposed Plea Deal

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

Family rallies in support of 15-year-old accused of killing her father

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

Bresha Meadows, an Ohio Teenager Accused of Killing Father, Seeks Release Before Trial

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

Press Release: Over 150 National and Local Organizations Urge Prosecutor to Drop All Charges against Bresha Meadows

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 (freebreshameadows@gmail.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

Postcard Action! Dennis Watkins: DROP THE CHARGES!

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!

#FreeBresha Court Actions – Local & Everywhere!

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!

Court Updates

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

International audience expected to view Bresha Meadows’ murder trial

From Vindy.com: WARREN — An international audience will tune in to watch the murder trial of Bresha Meadows, 15, of Warren, charged with killing her father last year. It is scheduled the week of May 22 in Trumbull County Family Court before Judge Pamela Rintala. Scott Bombeck, family court administrator, said he’s had phone calls … More International audience expected to view Bresha Meadows’ murder trial

15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows is a Black Girl Who Needs Your Help

For Harriet interviews Mariame Kaba; excerpt below: In the case of Bresha in particular, when you are a victim of domestic violence, and you end up in these kinds of circumstances, it’s incredibly retriggering and re-traumatizing. In the case of girls, particularly, who find themselves in the system, overwhelmingly they come from families where family … More 15-Year-Old Bresha Meadows is a Black Girl Who Needs Your Help