ATTEND MARISSA’S COURT HEARING TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT!
THE WORLD IS WATCHING!
THURSDAY, OCT 31st, 8:30 AM DUVAL COUNTY COURTHOUSE
501 W ADAMS ST., 6TH FLOOR JACKSONVILLE, FL
Who is Marissa Alexander? Marissa Alexander is an African American mother and survivor of domestic violence from Jacksonville, FL. Three years ago, she fired a warning shot in the ceiling to defend
herself from a life-threatening beating from her estranged husband. Despite the fact that Marissa caused no injuries and has no previous criminal record, and despite the fact that Florida’s self-defense law includes the right to “Stand Your Ground,” she was subsequently arrested, prosecuted and sentenced to 20 years in prison.
In September, Marissa Alexander won an appeal and her guilty verdict was overturned. Instead of a new trial, her supporters want the case to be dropped.
How do I get involved?
Free Marissa Now is a global movement of organizers and people who have Marissa’s
back and who are mobilizing to support her freedom from prison. Stay in touch with us
locally via Aleta Alston Toure, New Jim Crow Movement, (904) 631-1674. Connect with
us online at FreeMarissaNow@gmail.com, facebook.com/FreeMarissaNow,
freemarissanow.tumblr.com, and twitter.com/freemarissanow.
Community organizers will be present to let you know how to help with the court watch.