WINGS #08-18 Mother's Day Bail-Out
A grassroots movement to free black women awaiting trial in the USA
Uploaded: 11 Jun, 2018
Recording Date: 9 Jun, 2018
Recording Location: Niantic and Hamden, Connecticut; Denman Island BC
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
WINGS #08-18 Mothers' Day Bailout by Melinda Tuhus and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #08-18 Mother's Day Bail-Out
Description: Lively and informative recording of a rally outside Connecticut's only women's prison in May 2018. Groups around the country have been holding “Christmas bail-outs” and “Mother’s Day Bail-Outs” to free incarcerated women – most of whom are mothers – from pre-trial detention. The Connecticut Bail Fund raised $30,000 to bail out 30 women in time to be home for Mother’s Day 2018. That included four women released from immigration jail.
Host(s): Melinda Tuhus
Featured Speakers/Guests: A cheering, chanting crowd and a long list of speakers: Emcee Terrie Allick, who served 10 years in York women's prison; Ana María Rivera-Forastieri, co-director of the Connecticut Bail Fund; Melissa Anderson-Wilson; Kim; Tiheba Bain, a former prisoner and member of Women Against Mass Incarceration, now a student at City College, City University of New York and featured in the film "After Incarceration and Engagement in Learning," speaking on rights of pregnant women in prison; Camelle Scott Mujahid, a Black Lives Matter activist, current Associate Program Officer at the Perrin Family Foundation and former major gifts officer at Planned Parenthood of Southern New England; Terrie Allick, on her treatment in prison as a transgender woman of colour; Nicole Kennedy, a dancer who was recently bailed out after being arrested on an old outstanding warrant; Vanessa Suarez from Unidad Latina en Accion, a grassroots organization that defends the human rights of immigrants; and Beatrice Codianni, a former gang leader, now Co Founder of National Council for Incarcerated & Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls and a 2017 fellow with JustLeadership USA 2017: Leading with Conviction.
Credits: Produced by Melinda Tuhus; WINGS Series Producer, Frieda Werden
Comments: Image from Connecticut Bail Fund page: http://www.ctbailfund.org/mothers-day/
NewsType: Weekly Program
Politics > Feminism
Politics > Activism
Regional > United States
Society and Culture > Racism
Society and Culture > Women