TOOLKITS & ORGANIZING
#DefendBlackLife: Community Altar Building Toolkit
Black Feminist Future is leading a call to participate in community altar building across the country as part of The Movement for Black Lives In Defense of Black Life Week of Action June 1st- June 5th.
Whose Security Is It Anyway? A Toolkit
Spearheaded by Lara Brooks, Whose Security? underscores the reality that institutional violence within community centers, healthcare organizations, and social services, in concert with the “helping” industry’s increasing collusion with and reliance on law enforcement, fuels the prison pipeline.
#SurvivedandPunished: Survivor Defense as Abolotionist Praxis
#SurvivedAndPunished: Survivor Defense as Abolitionist Praxis is a collection of tools, tips, lessons and resources published in 2018 and developed through the experiences of Black women, women of color, immigrants and queer/trans people- and an effort to document and reflect on movement work that is so often erased from history.
Street Youth Rise Up Campaign
Campaign from 2009 by Young Women's Empowerment Project to change the way Chicago sees and treats its homeless homefree and street based youth based on the findings from a participatory action research project, Girls do What they Have to do to Survive:Illuminating Methods used by Girls in the Sex Trade and Street Economy to Fight Back and Heal.
Law Enforcement Violence Against Women & Trans People of Color Organizer's Toolkit
Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color & Trans People of Color: A Critical Intersection Of Gender Violence & State Violence Toolkit is an organizer's toolkit from INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing.
FACT SHEETS & REPORTS
Invisible No More Database of Police Violence Against Women of Color
People's Retort to the Prosecutor's Report
Aura Rosser was shot dead by Ann Arbor police in 2014. The Michigan State Police conducted an investigation and Washtenaw County Prosecutor announced his decision not to indict the officer for homicide. This report empowers the people to question and challenge that report, the incomplete and biased investigation, and the entire system of racism and injustice that resulted in the killing of Aura Rosser.
EXPANDING OUR FRAME: Deepening Our Demands for Safety And Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence Policy Brief
EXPANDING OUR FRAME: Deepening Our Demands for Safety And Healing for Black Survivors of Sexual Violence Policy Brief for the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, published with the Ms. Foundation in 2019.
Centering Black Women and Girls in Campaigns for Expanded Sanctuary and Freedom Cities
Centering Black Women, Girls, Nonconforming People and Fem(me)s in Campaigns for Expanded Sanctuary and Freedom Cities, in partnership with the National Black Women's Justice Institute and the Ms. Foundation and published in 2017, outlines strategies to protect Black women, girls, gender nonconforming people and fem(me)s from over- criminalization, incarceration, and policing — experiences shared by nonimmigrant Black communities, as well as Black and other immigrant communities alike — within campaigns for expanded sanctuary and freedom cities.
FACT SHEET: Black Girls Are Disproportionately Arrested and/or Experience Disciplinary Action at School
Summary of Disciplinary Data for Girls in U.S. Public Schools: An Anaylsis from the 2013-14 U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Data Collection by Misha N. Inniss-Thompson of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, published in 2017.
Women of Color’s Experiences of Policing- Letter to President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Submission made to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing in the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, U.S. Department of Justice in 2015 offering recommendations for policing policy and oversight specific to the experiences of Black women, Indigenous women, and women of color of all gender identities and sexualities.
Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women
Say Her Name: Resisting Police Violence Against Black Women was published in 2015 by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies and sheds light on Black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers all Black lives equally.
We Deserve Better: A Report On Policing in New Orleans By and For Queer and Trans Youth of Color
We Deserve Better: A Report On Policing in New Orleans By and For Queer and Trans Youth of Color is a participatory action research report written by BreakOUT! with support from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency in 2014.
ART & MEDIA
Community Compilation on Police Abolition
Created for the opening of the Gone But Not Forgotten Quilt exhibit on October 17, 2016, this zine was created by Monica Trinidad and Sarah-Ji of For The People Artists Collective and Rachel Wallis, the artist and curator of GBNF Quilt Project. Their hope is that in the face of continued state violence that the quilt represents, that the zine would spark conversations and actions towards creating a world in which police are unnecessary.
Say What? Media Guide for talking about trans and gender nonconforming people, youth, and people in the sex trades respectfully
This Media Guide was created by FIERCE, Streetwise and Safe (SAS), and the Audre Lorde Project (ALP). We are all social justice Lesbian Gay Bi Two Spirit Trans Gender Non Conforming Queer People of Color led organizations based in New York City, housed in the Miss Major Jay Toole Building for Social Justice, and members of Communities United for Police Reform.
VIDEO: Taking Action for Dignity and Respect
Solutions Not Punishment led a successful action in 2015 after a trans man was pulled over by the East Point Police and harassed, threatened with a genital search to "determine" his gender, and wrongfully arrested because he was trans*. After a 2 hour rally and protest, SNaP Co received an official apology from the Mayor and Police Chief and a commitment from the city to implement new policies and provide training for all its employees that deal with the public.
VIDEO: We Are Rekia's Haven
This 2016 video from Project NIA illustrates some of the organizing and struggle to achieve some #Justice4Rekia, offered as documentation of ongoing struggle to Rekia’s family, friends and community with love and gratitude four years after Detective Dante Servin killed Rekia Boyd in North Lawndale.
A 'Zine: Featuring Writings, Art and Poetry about Police Violence Against Women and Trans People of Color
A 'Zine: Featuring Writings, Art and Poetry about Police Violence Against Women and Trans People of Color is a collection of statements, images, and analysis put out by Black women and women of color since the 2014 police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson to raise visibility of women abused by police.