Today is day 27 of the national month-long writing campaign for men on the issue of domestic violence and in support of Marissa Alexander, the Florida mother of three who was sentenced to 20 years for firing a warning shot to scare off her abusive husband. Launched by the Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Women , Emotional Justice Unplugged, and the Free Marisa Now Mobilization Campaign, EBONY.com is the official media partner of this critical act of 'emotional justice' in action.
*NOTE: Watch CNN’s Newsroom with Don Lemon today at 5.15pm when campaign co-organizer Esther Armah and one of the letter writers will discuss #31forMARISSA. Check out our mission statement here and visit EBONY.com daily through the month of October to read powerful words from men who are committed to seeing justice for Marissa Alexander.
This campaign invites a nation of men of all backgrounds, creeds and colors to write letters. Today we have another contribution from a high school boy – Adam Layne – who yesterday joined 100 other young men for the Brotha 2 Brotha summit in Brooklyn, which was a day-long project of workshops, panels and discussions led by Akua Soadwa’s ‘The Gye Nyame Empowerment Project.’
"Dear Marissa" by Adam Layne
"I am sorry that you are in prison….I do not think a man should abuse a woman in any type of way…My advice to you is to be strong, that way when you do get out, you can create memories with your child."
Read this brother's complete letter here.
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