The BYP100 Our She Safe, We Safe campaign is launching a virtual bookclub! We’re starting with the Color Of Violence Anthology by INCITE! to celebrate 20 years of INCITE!’s work. Sign up here to get the readings and discussion guide: buff.ly/3ad9Y9x
About the She Safe, We Safe Campaign
She Safe, We Safe is a transformative movement campaign led by BYP100 to put an end to the different forms of gender violence that Black women, girls, femmes and gender non-conforming people face everyday. We are embracing a dual strategy approach, which means that we will work to both shift culture & establish new ways of keeping each other safe within our communities AND work to fight against the violence of the state, police, and within Black communities.
The Goals of the Campaign are to:
- Increase interventions to gender-based violence available to Black women, girls and gender non-conforming people, and communities that do not rely on contact with the police.
- Reallocate funding from the police to community determined programs that address gender based violence address gender-based violence in Black communities
Part of our culture-shifting strategy is to center the voices of Black women, gender nonconforming, and non-binary people in our conversations on gender based violence. In this book club we turn to Black women, femme and gender non-conforming writers and activists who speak to the complex ways that state violence and interpersonal violence intersect. What does policing look like for Black women, girls and gender nonconforming people? What is carceral feminism and how does it facilitate violence against Black women, girls and gender nonconforming people? What is possible where we start to connect our stories and generate solutions to keep our communities safe?
We also bring our attention to community based solutions and experiments that Black women, girls and gender non-conforming, and non binary people have led to prevent and intervene in gender based violence. What is transformative justice and community accountability? How has the transformative justice movement responded to gender based violence in Black communities?
We invite you to grapple with these questions with us as we collectively learn about the ways in which the current policing and prison system fails to address gender based violence, and dream up Black futures where Black women, girls and gender non-conforming folks are safe.
Each month we’ll pick a book or anthology written by folks on the frontlines of this work. We’ll provide discussion questions and virtual spaces to dig into the texts and hear how the works are landing with folks in communities across the country. Sign up here!