Free Marissa Now is organizing a local court watch in Jacksonville for Marissa Alexander’s trial, and a global virtual court watch for supporters everywhere else. We ask that the road to the trial is filled with community organizing to build more support and raise more funds for Marissa’s legal defense so her freedom will be realized.
Thandi Chimurenga, an independent black feminist journalist from LA, will attend the trial, live-tweet courtroom happenings, and provide online updates. She needs your help to cover the costs of the trip, please donate here.
Stay tuned for a court watch handbook coming soon. We hope to create spaces of discussion, media action, ongoing fundraising, and community support — certainly for Marissa and her family, but also for everyone who is deeply engaged with what’s happening in this case.