A showcase and celebration of the work of TAVP's inaugural Visions After Violence cohort featuring our own Lioness members Alex Garza and Lovinah Perkins. Join them at Butterfly Bar for an evening celebrating the inaugural cohort of Visions After Violence fellows. We will take time together as a community to commemorate and reflect on the interviews and work of fellows, whose projects have investigated the realities of incarceration for women, the intersection of mental health and mass incarceration, and how deportation changes individuals, families, and loved ones. This event is FREE and open to the public and invites each of us to honor the accomplishments of three outstanding Visions After Violence community fellows: Alex Garza, Lovinah Perkins, & Juania Sueños.
The BOX is written and directed by Sarah Shourd, who was held in solitary confinement for over 400 days as a political prisoner in Iran. After discovering the prevalence of solitary confinement in the United States, she collaborated with other survivors and together, they have brought this project to life.
Speakers will introduce you to the landscape around justice reform in the Austin area, including youth justice and women's justice, and easy ways to get involved. The event will also feature community leaders, local organizations, voter registration information and resources, and information about record clearing.
Join us on Thursday, May 19 at 4pm CST to learn from a diverse group of Texas leaders, including two members of Lioness who are justice-impacted students, about the magnitude of this moment, what’s happening in our state, and the urgent work that lies ahead to ensure access and success for all Texans who stand to benefit from this long and hard-fought policy change.
Hosted by Texas After Violence Project. The state of Texas plans to execute two people this month: Carl Buntion and Melissa Lucio. Join Maggie Luna and Jennifer Toon in conversation with Texas Death Row survivor Pam Perillo about their lived experiences with the death penalty as formerly incarcerated women in Texas, and about their work as activists to advocate for an end to executions.