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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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

A Family Meeting

A Family Meeting Transcript (pdf)

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.

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/A-Community-Response-to-Racist-Violence-Phoebe.mp3.mp3]

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A Community Response to Racist Violence (Phoebe) Transcript

Friends Take a Car Out of Action

When “N” becomes financially abusive to her former partner “J”, friends try to hold “N” accountable by putting a club (steering wheel lock) on a shared car.

[audio: http://www.stopviolenceeveryday.org/wp-content/uploads/car-intervention-71009.mp3]

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Friends Take a Car Out of Action Transcript