We’re so humbled to be co-sponsoring and participating in this beautiful event again! Some of our Chicago comrades will be there to share Alisha’s words and her story on her behalf.
Join us along with our comrades Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, Chicago Books to Women in Prison, Chicago Workers’ Collaborative, Circles & Ciphers, Love & Protect, Uptown People’s Law Center, Westside Justice Center, and more to hold vigil for incarcerated moms at Cook County Jail; Logan and Decatur women’s prisons, and in jails, prisons, and detention centers, shackled by electronic monitors, around the country. We’ll honor caregiving inside and across walls, though not all self-identify as moms.
We’ll meet on the grass median directly across from Division 5 of Cook County Jail with flowers for people visiting loved ones inside, performances, messages from moms inside, and a speaker line-up centering those who have been locked away from loved ones. We’ll share action steps and invitations to current freedom campaigns and other initiatives in solidarity with incarcerated caregivers.
We’ll collect toiletry donations for people incarcerated at Logan prison (the largest designated women’s facility in IL) and we’ll share drop-off locations too. Thanks to the solidarity of generous supporters, we’ve collected significant quantities in previous years, so we strongly encourage folks to contact us if you or your workplace, etc plan to do a drive in solidarity: MomsUnitedChicago@gmail.com Thank you!!
Please RSVP here: Incarcerated Mother’s Day Vigil (6th Annual)
Photo by Love & Struggle Photos