Welcome to the Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (CAFMA) site! We are a group of individuals from across the city who came together after a September 2013 teach-in about Marissa’s case that was organized by Project NIA.
The Alliance is a volunteer-led and volunteer-run grassroots effort. Members are individuals who have affiliations with various projects and organizations across Chicago. There are no requirements for membership. Anyone can join CAFMA simply by organizing your own relevant events or activities or by attending and supporting those organized by other members.
Since September’s teach-in event, members of CAFMA have organized several other gatherings and events intended to raise awareness and funds to support Marissa’s legal defense. Some of these include: a potluck & candlelight vigil in October, a dance fundraiser in December, and an art party in February. More activities and projects are in the works! We hope that you’ll add yours to the mix too.
This site serves as a central space where CAFMA will share Chicago-specific updates, plans, and events related to Marissa’s case. CAFMA works in solidarity with the National Free Marissa Now Mobilization Campaign. We invite and encourage everyone to join and follow the Free Marissa Now Campaign on Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter.