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.

Category Archives: Organizational

Marti’s Story

The storyteller expresses the story of the harm they caused and their willingness to participate in community accountability.

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/Marti_FinalCut.mp3]

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Story Told By the One Who Did Harm (Marti) Transcript

Community Responds to Domestic Violence

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

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/community response to domestic violence.mp3]

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Cultural Center Confronts Sexual Violence (Liz)

When a highly respected drumming instructor invited from Korea sexually assaults a woman at a Korean American cultural center, the members of the organization come together to respond. Liz tells the story from her perspective as the president of the organization at the time and highlights the complex dynamics of the intervention. While emphasizing that she thinks they “did the right thing”, she also details how the intervention resulted in broken relationships between some members.

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/liz.narrative.10.20.09.mp3]

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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.

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/isaac.excerpt.mp3]

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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.[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/rachael-excerpt.mp3]
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Kicking Ass (Liz)

When a visiting instructor sexually assaults a member of a cultural center, it causes this storyteller to consider the use of violence as a response to violence, highlighting the gray area this question often occupies.

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Kicking Ass Transcript