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Free Tammy Garvin

#FreeTammyGarvinSurvived and Punished calls for the freedom of all incarcerated survivors. California has increased the number of commutations for Life Without Parole sentencing, meaning fewer people are sentenced to die in prison because they have a chance at parole.  One strategy has been raising public awareness of multiple cases within the intersections of sexual, racial, domestic, and carceral violence, and organizing public support to urge the Governor to commute more sentences and free more people.

Please sign the petition to #FreeTammyGarvin!

Tammy Garvin is an incarcerated survivor who was convicted for her trafficker/abuser’s lethal violence. For surviving, Tammy has been in prison for 27 years already. She is serving Life Without Parole in California.

Tammy was only 14 years old when she was trafficked, and by the time she was convicted and sentenced to Life Without Parole in her 30s, she suffered from the long-term effects of severe psychological and sexual abuse.

Incarcerated survivors are leading groups to support survivors and advocate to de-criminalize survival from within the Central California Women’s Facility (CCWF), the biggest women’s prison in the U.S. (and likely the world).

Tammy has a real chance at clemency during Governor Brown’s last year, but only if we insist on it.

Can you help us get over 100 signatures to #FreeTammyGarvin today on her 59th birthday?

Petition: bit.ly/CommuteTammy

#FreeTammyGarvin #SurvivedAndPunished

Nov 1-2, Irving, TX: Nuestras Voces / Our Voices: Wise Latin@s en la lucha

Arte Sana Nuestras Voces

Arte Sana National Conference
Nuestras Voces: Wise Latin@s en la lucha

November 1-2, 2010
Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport Hotel
A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective wisdom and leadership en los movimientos.

REGISTER NOW:
Early Bird rate available until April 30, 2010!

A national gathering of Latin@ victim advocates, prevention specialists, survivors, and allies promoting the engagement of Latin@s as agents of change in addressing gender-based violence, celebrating our collective leadership en los movimientos.

Register Now and take advantage of the Early Bird registration of $195 until April 30, 2010 (Standard rate: $245).

The Westin Hotel is offering a special group rate for Nuestras Voces Conference attendees; however availability is limited so early reservations are strongly encouraged! Westin DFW Airport

A Bilingual Conference
The Nuestras Voces Conference offers attendees the opportunity to learn about timely issues affecting Latin@ victim advocacy as well as successful grassroots engagement strategies and programs. It includes a complete workshop track in Spanish for those interested in upgrading their Spanish-language presentation skills and learning how others address SA and IPV issues en español. The Topics and Presenters

Attendees are invited to participate in a collective art installation: un altar para el Día de los Muertos, Poema y arte:

Support Nuestras Voces!

This is a self-sponsored event and as with every other previous conference, Arte Sana will offer thousands of dollars worth of scholarships to victim advocates and promotoras. Arte Sana needs your support to help make this special gathering a success!

* Check our website in May to learn about Arte Sana’s original design Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) t-shirt.
* Nuestras Voces Program Ad Form
* Exhibit Form will be available in May

Join Latina victim advocates and allies from across the nation to share, learn, and be inspired!

UPDATED!

Arte Sana updated their website with a map entitled The State of Spanish Language Victim Advocacy, which shows which state anti-violence coalitions have easy-to-access information for survivors in Spanish on their website that had been translated by a person.  You can find the map here:

http://www.arte-sana.com/state_span_vict_advocacy/state_spanish_victim_advocacy.htm

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