Our comrade Erica, reading a poem that Alisha wrote for her mama Sherri on Saturday, May 12th, at the Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration 5th annual Vigil for Incarcerated Mothers.
Many formerly incarcerated mothers and their loved ones shared their stories, and participants uplifted and honored mothers who have been separated from their children by the state. As mass incarceration of women has been growing, we know that the majority of these women are survivors of violence, and many of them have been criminalized for defending themselves. The majority of incarcerated women are also mothers, and this mother’s day, we want to lift them up and let them know that they we love them and remember them and honor them. Photo by Love & Struggle Photography.