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Love for Marissa Alexander - One Billion Rising

Julie Sokolow

On Valentine’s Day 2014, Pittsburgh women stood in solidarity with Marissa Alexander – a criminalized survivor of domestic abuse. Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot into a wall in an act of self-defense against her abusive husband. This event was part of One Billion Rising, a global day of action to end violence against women and girls.

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