Book In Our Names
This summer’s In Our Names Network gathering reinforced the need for and our collective commitment to our campaigns to end police sexual violence and build #PoliceFreeSchools, create safety for Black trans women from community and state violence, and build responses to unmet mental health needs that don’t put people at risk of police or medical violence or coercion – and situated them within larger demands to #DefundPolice and demand justice for #BreonnaTaylor sparked and fueled by the 2020 uprising against police violence. Learn more about the work of our members across the country through one of our workshop offerings – please reach out to our new Network Coordinator Lauren Williams-Batiste with any questions or for more information!
Building a World Where Breonna Taylor Could Live
How do movements to #DefundPolice, end the War on Drugs, create #PoliceFreeSchools, meet mental health needs, and demand reparations for people, families and communities harmed by police violence help build a world where Breonna Taylor would still be with us? Join In Our Names Network members for a discussion of how their work is tackling the systemic issues that drive police violence against Black women, girls, trans and gender nonconforming people.
Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color
Invisible No More examines issues of racial profiling, police violence, criminalization and mass incarceration through the lens of women’s experiences. How do women, trans, and gender nonconforming people experience policing in ways that are similar to other members of communities of color, and how are their experiences unique? What do their experiences teach us about the shape and scope of police violence, and how do they expand our framing of the issues and our demands for justice? How do they call on us to radically reimagine our visions of safety and the means we devote to achieving it? A unique perspective on one of the central issues of our time, rooted in over two decades of experience on the front lines of movements to end police violence.
The Missing Story of #MeToo: Police Sexual Violence
In the midst of an ongoing national conversation on sexual harassment and assault, one form of sexual violence remains shrouded in silence: when police officers are the perpetrators. Although studies show that sexual violence is the second most frequently reported form of police misconduct after excessive force, it is not the second most frequently talked about, despite the fact that an officer is caught in the act every 5 days. What does sexual violence by police look like? Who do officers target? Most importantly, how can we put a stop to this systemic problem? No survivor should be left out of the conversation, or the solution, just because the person who sexually assaulted her was a police officer.
SNaP4Freedom NOW! Created by Toni-Michelle Williams
An interactive workshop outlining the history and future of Black/Brown trans and queer resistance against police and community in the Atlanta and around the South. The case studies shared in this training are transformative campaigns led by the Solutions NOT Punishment Collaborative and also connect to the intersecting work of our sibling projects and organizations who have inspired our work.