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.

A Community Response to Racist Violence (Phoebe)

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 STOP and our partners are excited about…

Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence
Women & Girls Collective Action Network
Communities Engaged in Resisting Violence documents a new movement in Chicago that seeks to end violence against women through community engagement and accountability, rather than solely social services and criminal justice. This report documents the innovative approaches, structures and strategies of sixteen community-based initiatives from across Chicago that are changing the way that we deal with violence against women in this society.

Hollow Water
Bonnie Dickie
Hollow Water is a candid and touching documentary which takes us into the isolated Ojibway village of Hollow Water, located in Northern Manitoba. The community has had a history of violence, suicide, addiction problems and sexual abuse, but the residents of Hollow Water have taken healing into their own hands and launched a profoundly transformative process of restorative justice.

INCITE! Women of Color against Violence’s Stop Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit
INCITE! Women of Color against Violence
To support women of color and trans people of color survivors of police brutality, as well as individuals and groups who are working to raise awareness of and fight police brutality against women and trans people of color, INCITE! wanted to bring together as much information as possible, as well as resources and organizing tools and ideas developed by groups across the country, in one place. This toolkit is intended as an educational resource for activists and organizers, and provides some examples of organizing tools and strategies.

The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Partner Abuse in Activist Communities
Ching-In Chen, Jai Dulani, and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
“Tackling the touchy subject of partner abuse that occurs within so-called progressive communities is a brave move. The best thing about this zine, of which there is much good to speak, is the variety of voices present. It is written from a perspective of radical action, encompassing diversity in ethnicity, sexual and gender orientation, and yes, there are even male voices. An excellent job has been made to address partner violence between men and women, women and women, against transgender people, and even against the disabled.”
-from Feminist Review
When a Black woman is surrounded and verbally assaulted on a crowded street and no one intervenes, a group of friends and acquaintances√ā¬† 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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