As we wrote in the 2008 INCITE! Law Enforcement Violence Toolkit, police violence against women of color (including trans women of color) and all trans and gender non-conforming people of color is often unacknowledged, leaving our voices largely unheard and our experiences unaddressed. Therefore, in solidarity, we highlight the resources below.
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Toolkit to end Law Enforcement Violence Against Women of Color and Trans People of Color:
As the political group TransJustice asserts, “Gender policing, like race-based policing, has always been part of this nation’s bloody history.”
This toolkit includes analysis, statistics, testimonies, and multiple kinds of organizing tools to challenge law enforcement violence as it unfolds in our homes, in the context of disaster, on the streets, on borders, and by the military.
Visit the following websites filled with organizing and teaching resources:
Check out these key readings:
- Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, by Andrea Ritchie
- Say Her Name: Resisting Police Brutality Against Black Women, published by the African American Policy Forum and the Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies.
- Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation, by Beth Richie
- No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity, by Sarah Haley
- Queer (In)justice: The Criminalization of LGBT People in the United States, by Joey Mogul, Andrea Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock