And So I Stayed Screening & Panel

Join Ascend Justice and The Women’s Justice Institute for an invite-only screening of And So I Stayed, followed by a panel with the film creators, as well as formerly incarcerated survivors from Illinois on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021 from 3 to 6 pm.

And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of abuse fighting for their lives and spending years behind bars. This is the story of how the legal system gets domestic violence wrong. It is a moving portrait of Kim, Tanisha, and Nikki, three survivors whose strikingly similar stories are separated by over 30 years. None of them were believed, and each of them was criminalized for fighting back.

Tickets are invitation-only at this time. If you did not receive an invitation but would like to attend, please contact Fawn O’Brien to be added to our waitlist.

Please contact Fawn O’Brien at or 312.325.9166 with any questions.