Past Events

April 2017 #FreeBresha Week of Action:

Mar 30, 9pm, Milwaukee: A Night to #FreeBresha

April 12, 10am-4pm, Lansing/MSU: Take Back the Night Resource Fair 2017 #FreeBresha booth is available for people to sign her petition and learn more about her story.

April 12, 5:30-8pm, The teens of Assata’s Daughters are hosting a teach-in in Washington Park,

April 12, 7pm, Chicago IL: Activism Series: Love & Protect / Assata’s Daughters – For this event, Love & Protect will discuss: the history of Love & Protect, events that they have done, facts about criminalization of domestic survivors including Bresha Meadows, and why defense committees are important.

April 13, Noon Chicago IL: #FreeBresha Teach In

April 13, 3pm-7pm Bloomington IN: Survival & The State: Book Drive and Letter Writing

April 13, 4 pm, Columbus OH: #FreeBresha Teach-In and Rally

April 13, 5:30pm, Warren OH: YWCA of Warren will be hosting a teach-in at 5:30 p.m. at 375 N. Park Ave., Warren, OH 44481

April 13, 5:30pm, Bellingham WA: #FreeBresha Teach-In

Apr 17, 6pm, New York: Free Bresha: Black Girls Under Fire & How We Resist

Apr 17, 6pm, Milwaukee: Free Bresha Teach In

April 17, 6pm, River Forest IL: #FreeBresha Teach In

April 17, 6:30 pm, Baltimore MD, Letter Writing Party For Bresha Meadows

Apr 17, 10am PT/12pm CT/1pm ET: Please join the #FreeBresha campaign for a twitter power hour about sexual violence and criminalization.

April 20, Noon to 1:30 pm, Washington D.C., #FreeBresha Teach-In: Gender Justice, Faith, and Decriminalizing Survival by Sojourners

April 20, 5:30 pm, Richmond VA, Free Bresha Teach-In: Overcriminalization of Youth of Color

April 28, 6:30-8:30 pm, Berkeley, CA, #FreeBresha Teach In hosted by SURJ Queer and Trans Committee at Birthways, 1600 Shattuck Ave #122, Berkeley, CA 94709.

May 8, time TBA, Warren, OH: Community Rally at Trumbull County Family Court! More details TBA.

December 14, 2016:


Everyone is invited to participate on 12/14 in an online art exhibition to #FreeBreshaNow. Involve your communities in creating art that can be shared next week on various social media platforms. More details can be found here.


freebresha-art#FreeBresha Days of Action: October 5 & 6, 2016

List of events (ongoing; see also Color of Change list for updates)


October 2nd – #Pray4Bresha Sunday:
Take a moment to lift up Bresha during your worship service and prayerfully speak out against domestic violence and child abuse.

October 5th– Local & Twitter Vigils:
Encourage your family, friends, and faith community to organize a #Pray4Bresha vigil in your local church or area. Join in digital solidarity to #Pray4Bresha with an online discussion (7pm – 8pm ET) hosted by Evangelicals for Justice (@Evang4Justice).


October 4 — #FreeBresha and the Cultural Politics of Violence Teach-In — 4:00 PM — The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, 87131


October 5 — #FreeBresha and #SayHerName Teach In/Letter Writing Session — 12:00 PM — Georgia State University


October 5 — #FreeBresha Teach In — 6:30 to 8:30 pm — Make Shift Boston


October 5 — Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network Domestic Violence Rally — Noon

October 5 — Community Circle for #FreeBresha and Domestic Violence Awareness — 6:15 to 8:30 pm — United Church of Rogers Park, 1545 W Morse Ave.

14444683_10208319558241694_6711993203320418374_oOctober 5 — Planta Girl Garden with Kuumba Lynx — 5:30-7:30 pm — Clarendon Park, 4501 N. Clarendon










October 6 — Free Bresha: A Night of Abolitionist Art and Action — 5:30 to 7:00 pm — Congress Plaza, Chicago, IL


October 6 — #FreeBresha vigil — 11:30 PM — Main Squeeze, 28 S 9th St


October 5 — #FreeBresha Mural and Banner-Making — 6:00 PM — Taala Hooghan Infoshop, 1704 N 2nd St


October 4 — #FreeBresha and Reproductive Violence Teach-In — 3:30 PM — University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2500 Campus Rd


October 3 — Free Bresha Meadows: Gendered Violence, Anti-Blackness and Settler Colonialism Teach-In — 7:00 PM — CSUN, 18111 Nordhoff St, Northridge, CA

October 4 — Free Bresha Meadows and the Intersections of Eugenics and Border Violence — 3:30 PM — University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

October 5 — Free Bresha Meadows and the Racialization of the Law Teach-In — 2:00 PM — California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA

October 5 — #FreeBresha Teach-In: Implications for Civil Rights Law — 9:30 AM –UC Merced,
5200 Lake Rd, Merced, CA, 95340

October 6 — Free Bresha Meadows & the Medicalization/Criminalization of People of Color — 10:30 AM — University of California, Davis, 1 Shields Ave, Davis, CA

October 6 — Community Walk to #FreeBresha and for School Resources — 3:45 PM — Robert F. Kennedy Community Schools, 701 S Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA

October 6 — Teach-in on Bresha Meadows and the Criminalization of Domestic Violence Survivors — 6:00 PM — University of California, Riverside, University Lecture Hall, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA


October 6 — Let’s Send Bresha Letters of Support! — 5 to 7 pm — Colectivo Coffee (Humboldt Blvd)


October 5 — Teach-in & Letter Writing — 4:30 pm — Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s Newark Office


October 5 — CONNECT Healing Drumming Circle — 6 to 8 pm — 127 W. 127th St. Ste. 432, Harlem, NY 10027

October 6 – BMCC Teach-In and Letter Writing Event – Noon to 3 pm — Borough of Manhattan Community College Cafeteria, 199 Chambers Street (2nd Floor)

October 6 — #FreeBresha Community Dinner — 6 to 7 pm — Girls for Gender Equity (GGE), 30 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY, 11217


October 6 —#FreeBresha Flash Teach-In — 11:30 AM — Queen’s University Kingston Ontario Kingston, Ontario, Canada


October 6 — Teach-in on Bresha Meadows and the Criminalization of Domestic Violence Survivors – 6 to 8 pm – University of California, Riverside.


October 5 — No Selves to Defend: Bay Area #FreeBresha Day of Action — 6 to 8 pm PT — Asian Law Caucus, 55 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, California


October 5 — The Bresha Meadows Case and Critical Policy Study—Teach In — 11:30 AM —
York University, Toronto, Canada

October 5 — Teach-In on Bresha Meadows: Racism, Domestic Violence, and the Social Determinants of Health — 2:30 PM — York University, Toronto, Canada

October 11 — #Free Bresha and Carceral Feminism Teach-In — 2:30pm – 5:30pm — York University Toronto, Canada


October 5 — Vigil To End Domestic Violence — 6 pm – Courthouse Square


In the days leading up to Bresha’s October 6th court date, here are the ways your church and community can get involved:

October 2nd – #Pray4Bresha Sunday:
Take a moment to lift up Bresha during your worship service and prayerfully speak out against domestic violence and child abuse. Download Sojourners’ #Pray4Bresha Worship Guide for suggested prayers, readings, and resources.

October 5th– Local Vigil:
Encourage your family, friends, and faith community to organize a #Pray4Bresha vigil in your local church or area. Add your event to the Color of Change list of actions and vigils.

October 5th- Twitter Vigil (7pm-8pm EST):
Can’t make it to a local vigil? Join in digital solidarity to #Pray4Bresha with this online discussion hosted by Evangelicals for Justice (@Evang4Justice).

October 5th – Host a Vigil:
During the first week of October, supporters of Bresha are encouraged to host local prayer vigils in solidarity with Bresha and all survivors of domestic violence. We are especially aiming for vigils on Wednesday, Oct. 5, the night before Bresha’s next scheduled hearing (Thursday morning, Oct. 6). Add your vigil or event at this link.

Wed., Sept. 21: National Faith Leaders #Pray4Bresha Conference Call

Sojourners is hosting a call on Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Noon ET, to coordinate faith responses to stand with Bresha as an act of prophetic witness during the week leading up to Bresha’s next court date on Oct. 6. To RSVP and get call-in information, email

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