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Domestic Violence Awareness Month Lettering Writing Event

Cards for Criminalized Survivors Event Poster copy

Accessibility Information

The event is free. Food and drinks will be provided.
Transportation & Parking: McGruder is accessible by bus routes 22, 25, and 42. Parking is available in the open lot to the right of the front entrance. There is additional parking on the street.
Childcare: Childcare will not be provided, however, children are welcome in the space and coloring supplies and games will be made available.
Restrooms: There are gendered and gender-neutral bathrooms.
Wheelchair Access: There are a few steps to the front entrance and no ramp. There is a lift that can be accessed from a side entrance, however, it is not reliable. There are no steps to get to the room or gendered bathrooms once inside but there are steps and a lift to get to the gender-neutral bathrooms.
Fragrances: McGruder is not scent-free. If you can, please avoid wearing perfumes, colognes or essential oils.

If you have any dietary restrictions or any additional accessibility questions or needs, please contact: songnashville@gmail.com

Organizing for the Freedom of Incarcerated Survivors in Tennessee

#Free Shantonio Sketched Portrait of Shantonio Hunter

The Love and Justice Project is an initiative of Free Hearts, a Nashville-based organization led primarily by formerly incarcerated women in support of incarcerated mothers and their children.

Through this initiative, Free Hearts is continuing our work advocating for criminalized and incarcerated survivors in Tennessee. As Victoria Law’s recent Rewire.News article highlights in its very title, “Cyntoia Brown Will Go Free in August, But there are More Survivors Behind Bars Who Still Need Help.”

One of those incarcerated survivors is Shantonio Hunter, a survivor of domestic violence from Nashville, Tennessee who was prosecuted by the Davidson County DA’s Office for the death of her three-year old son because she was unable to control the violence of her abuser. On September 22, 2017 she signed a plea deal for 28 years in prison.

We continue to advocate for Shantonio’s freedom and that of other incarcerated survivors and we invite you to join us in answering the call of Survived and Punished to #FreeThemAll.

Stay tuned for ways to get involved!