Jane Doe, as she is known because she is a minor, is a transgender Latina teenager who has, in recent months, become a symbol of struggle against mass incarceration, racism, transphobia, victim-blaming and child abuse all in one.
Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street activist prosecuted for defending herself from assault by a police officer, was sentenced May 19 to three months in prison, a period of community service, unspecified mental health treatment, and five years of probation
On June 21 and 22 people all over the United States will take to the streets demanding that the case against Marissa Alexander be dismissed. Marissa is not guilty of anything, and should not have served one day behind bars. Join WORD June 20 - 21
WORD joins with communities across the United States in demanding that killer cops be jailed, that independent investigations take place in all cases of police brutality and that racist stop-and-frisk policies be ended immediately.
On March 8, 2014, International Women’s Day, WORD (Women Organized to Resist and Defend) will hold actions in cities across the United States. WORD will be taking to the streets in defense of women’s rights, which are under attack on many different fronts.