The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence Within Activist Communities
"Was/is your abusive partner a high-profile activist? Does your abusive girlfriend’s best friend staff the domestic violence hotline? Have you successfully kicked an abuser out of your group? Did your anti-police brutality group fear retaliation if you went to the cops about another organizer’s assault? Have you found solutions where accountability didn’t mean isolation f
More lists with this book...
1) Reclaiming Queer & Trans Safety - Morgan Bassichis Calls for dismantling of all governmental institutions that have thus far failed to keep us safe(police, prisons), but doesn't offer any realistic alternatives. Let's all confront rapists and abusers i...more
I'd long since come to realize that going to the cops represented, at best, a totally inadequate response to what my abusive ex-partner and I have gone through, and at worst, a form of vengeance-by-the-system inflicted on a woman, a family, and a community who already live with it constantly. For much the same...more
come on now.
I would recommend this anthology as must-read for progressive activists. The authors address interpersonal violence in activists' lives, particularly from a woman-of-color perspective, addressing the ways in which interpersonal violence harms activists and activist work. These essays also offer practical solutions, idealistic in their vision and realistic when describing challenges. With a focus on transformative justice, this volume gives activists actual strategies to address violence without...more
Read, read again, always keep this in your head.
And while I whole-heartedly suggest buying a copy to support the project, there is a PDF online that can be found with a simple search!