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MCASA in the News: April Recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

And though April is now more than half over, advocates remain hopeful this is an issue that will continue to be talked about in the months and years to come. “Sexual assault is something that should never be forgotten,” Jordan said. “The work always continues.” “April Recognized as Sexual Assault Awareness Month” Bethany Ziegler April […]

MCASA In the News: Lawmaker fights to close MD loophole allowing rapists to seek custody of child conceived during attack

ABC7 reported on the Rape Survivor Family Protection Act, which would have enabled rape survivors who choose to raise children conceived during an attack to terminate the parental rights of their rapists. The bill was not called for a vote before the legislative session ended at midnight.   MCASA was featured in the story. A Montgomery […]

Request for Online Public Testimony

Last year, the Maryland legislature heard testimony about barriers that victim/survivors face when they sought an exam after sexual assault. These barriers included finding hospitals that perform exams, incurred costs, language barriers, and transportation issues.  In response to these concerns raised, the General Assembly created the Planning Committee to Implement Improved Access to Sexual Assault […]

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April 30, 2015

Black Lives Matter: The Intersections of Race and Sexual Assault

Location: 1400 Greenmount Avenue Baltimore, MD 21218

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May 2, 2015

Free Tondalo Hall Quilt Workshop

Location: 1400 Greenmount Ave., Baltimore, MD, 21202

Saturday, May 2, 2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

JOIN US at the Monument Quilt Headquarters to make a quilt square to support Tondalo Hall!

Tondalo Hall, a 30-year old mother from Oklahoma, is serving a 30 year sentence--15 times that of the man who abused her and her children--for "failing to protect" her children from his abuse. It's a cruel failure of the justice system that all too often punishes survivors of domestic violence.

Right now, we have a chance to make it right. Tondalo has applied for a special kind of clemency called commutation, which could lead to her release. If the Oklahoma Parole Board is convinced to #FreeTondaloHall, her release could set a precedent for the many similar cases across the country.

You can help by making a #MonumentQuilt square to demand justice for Tondalo Hall. Create a square with your own story about domestic or sexual violence, support for Tondalo Hall, or about how the justice system fails domestic violence survivors too often.

The Monument Quilt, an ongoing collection of stories from survivors of rape and abuse, will be on display at Tondalo Hall's hearing, in support of her commutation, in partnership with Ultraviolet. Collected quilt squares will be on display when the Board takes up her case in May to let Tondalo Hall know she is NOT ALONE.

Read more about Tondalo Hall's commutation at http:/

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