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Audio Interference 77.1: Archiving Abolition – Survived & Punished

This episode of Audio Interference is about Survived and Punished, a coalition of defense campaigns and grassroots groups committed to eradicating the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence, and the culture of violence that contributes to it. We’re speaking with two members of the New York chapter of the group, Will Willis and Maureen Silverman.

To learn more about Survived and Punished NY, visit survivedandpunishedny.org

Read the latest edition of Survived and Punished’s newsletter, Free : Survivors: www.survivedandpunishedny.org/newsletter-campaign/newsletter-store

To learn more about Mia Mingus’ work and writings on transformative justice: www.leavingevidence.wordpress.com

Tits and Sass blog, which Will quotes from in this episode: www.titsandsass.com

Memorial for Darlene “Lulu” Benson-Seay, who Will remembers in this episode: www.mourningourlosses.org/memorials/da…Mv4r-6saIQrA

This episode is part of a series of episodes about Survived and Punished’s work. Visit audiointerference.org to listen to letters from their comrades on the inside. Visit www.survivedandpunishedny.org to read Survived & Punished NY’s newsletters and explore their work.

A huge thank you to Ivie, Sassii, Maureen Silverman, and Will Willis for contributing to this episode. And a huge thank you to all other Survived and Punished volunteers.

Music from this episode:

“Divide” by Six Time Users, from the album, Live at WFMU for Janky Ray’s Radio Riot 6/16/18

“A quarter of a century” by Survived and Punished comrade Ivié, a song that she wrote about her campaign to free herself from a 25 to life sentence, recorded over the phone from Bedford Hills prison, a maximum security correctional facility in Bedford Hills, NY. Accompanying rap by Survived and Punished comrade, Sassii, who is also incarcerated at Bedford Hills. Click here to read the song lyrics.

In this episode, we give a shoutout to Brooklyn Public Library’s podcast, Borrowed. Check out their episodes here: https://www.bklynlibrary.org/podcasts

Produced by Interference Archive. From all of us at Audio Interference, thanks for listening.