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.

Cultural Center Confronts Sexual Violence (Liz)

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.  This website is a work in progress, so we hope that you will send us ideas and comments about how you’re using the website and what you’d like to see included.

We hope that this website will encourage you to use these story clips, share your own stories, and imagine new ways that we can stop violence everyday.

Using Stories

We want to keep you updated on how people and organizations are using the stories from this website in their work.  If you want to share ways you’ve used these stories, please drop us a line!

Critical Resistance Study Group

Critical Resistance Oakland recently started a study group on Community Accountability so we can continue to deepen our understanding of what approaches people are taking to collectively intervene in harm without using imprisonment or policing.   As a part of this project, we decided to listen to a story from the Story Telling and Organizing Project each time we meet, to look at the dynamic, creative, and organic ways that communities come together to address various types of violence. Read More…

Recent Stories


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.

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Cultural Center Confronts Sexual Violence (Liz) Transcript