Welcome to the StoryTelling & Organizing Project

Here you will find audio clips and transcripts from some of STOP's stories. You will also find information about our project partners, discussion questions and resources for using STOP stories in your own work to intervene in interpersonal violence, as well as information on how to get involved in the project.

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Relying on Community Organizations Instead of the Police (Isaac)

Laying out a range of factors to consider, Isaac discusses why he and friends called a community organization rather than police when another friend is in crisis.

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Community Responds to Domestic Violence

The storyteller describes activating community networks to build her safety and agency when her police officer partner acts violently.

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Harm Free Zone Collects a Story

Welcome to the StoryTelling & Organizing Project
Here you will find audio clips and transcripts from some of STOP’s stories.  You will also find information about our project partners, discussion questions and resources for using STOP stories in your own work to intervene in interpersonal violence, as well as information on how to get involved […]

Critical Resistance Study Group

Index of Stories
A Community Response to Racist Violence (Phoebe)
Cultural Center Confronts Sexual Violence (Liz)
Friends Take a Car Out of Action
Kicking Ass (Liz)
Maria Posters the Subway and Confronts Her Family
Neighborhood Response (Rose)
Organizing in Radical Queer Communities (Rachael)
Relying on Community Organizations Instead of the Police (Isaac)
Critical Resistance Study Group
Critical Resistance Oakland recently started a study group on […]

A Community Response to Racist Violence (Phoebe)

When a Black woman is surrounded and verbally assaulted on a crowded street and no one intervenes, a group of friends and acquaintances print stickers and literature and encouraged local residents and businesses on the block to display anti-racist material and to make a commitment to taking a stand against racism in their neighborhood.

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Mixed Media

Mixed Media
Everyday, individual community members and organizations are making media about their struggles for healthy and self-determined communities. Whether it be by writing, storytelling, video-making, or through visual or performing arts, we are lucky to have so many resources at our fingertips. Here are a few things STOP is excited about…
Creative Interventions Toolkit Now Available!
The […]

Organizing in Radical Queer Communities (Rachael)

Rachael, an active member of the radical queer community in Australia, shares how personal experiences of sexual violence and political commitments inform her work to create collective ways to confront violence without using the police.

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Organizations

Organizations
STOP has had opportunity to partner with and work collaboratively with amazing organizations throughout the country.  We encourage you to learn about these organizations and to support their important work.
DataCenter (Oakland, CA)
DataCenter is a national research, training, and strategy center that works in partnership with poor and working class communities of color organizing for social […]

Index of Stories

Index of Stories
A Community Response to Racist Violence (Phoebe)
Cultural Center Confronts Sexual Violence (Liz)
Friends Take a Car Out of Action
Kicking Ass (Liz)
Maria Posters the Subway and Confronts Her Family
Neighborhood Response (Rose)
Organizing in Radical Queer Communities (Rachael)
Relying on Community Organizations Instead of the Police (Isaac)
Story Told By the One Who Did Harm (Marti)

Brief History of STOP

 
BRIEF HISTORY OF STOP
The StoryTelling & Organizing Project (STOP) began as a project of Creative Interventions (CI) (LINK), an Oakland-based organization established in 2004 to promote and create community-based interventions to interpersonal violence. First developed as the National Story Collecting Project, we changed the name to reflect to organizing potential and intention of STOP.
Together with […]