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ACTIVISM

"What are our next steps?"

Research + Learn about your liberation interests (defunding, abolition, systemic)

Volunteer with a local/state organization

Membership: become a member with a local/state organization

Donate to a local/grassroots organization

Local Grassroots Organizations to Donate to:

Black Lives Matter Nashville

https://blacklivesmatternashville.wordpress.com/donate/

Gideon's Army

https://gideonsarmyunited.org/

Water Bear Project:

https://www.waterbearcooplandproject.com/donations

Nashville Economic Justice Alliance:

https://www.nejabasicincome.org/donate

Nashville Community Bail Fund:

https://nashvillebailfund.org/

Local Coalitions to Support:

Tennessee Organizing for Power Statewide (T.O.P.S.)

https://tnorg4power.org/

Nashville People's Budget Coalition

https://nashvillepeoplesbudget.org/

Free Hearts ORG

https://www.freeheartsorg.com/

The Equity Alliance

https://theequityalliance.org/

Books to Read:

https://afrikanlibrary.net/top-100-books-for-the-conscious-black-mind/

Books on Explaining Abolition & Transformative Justice

 

Chris Hayes - Interview with Mariame Kaba

Mia Mingus - "Transformative Justice: A Brief Description"

Mariame Kaba Interview - Towards the Horizon of Abolition (2017)

Dan Berger, Mariame Kaba - What Abolitionists Do

Angela Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete

Ruth Wilson Gilmore - Case for Abolition During COVID on Democracy Now!

Dean Spade - Prison Abolition Argument Chart

K Agbebiyi - FAQ on Prison Abolition

Security Does Not Mean Safety

The Folsom Prisoners Manifesto of Demands (1970)

Books on Police Abolition

Mariame Kaba - Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police

Alex Vitale - Policing and the Liberal Fantasy

Alex Vitale - How Much Do We Need the Police?

Philip V. McHarris & Thenjiwe McHarris - No More Money for the Police

Critical Resistance - Chart of Policing Reforms vs Abolitionist Steps

Mariame Kaba, Andrea Ritchie, Woods Ervin - #DefundPolice Toolkit

Micol Seigel - Violence Work: State Power and the Limits of Police

We Charge Genocide

What Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? 

Books About Abolition

INCITE - Women of Color Against Violence

Critical Resistance - Abolition Now! 

Ruth Wilson Gilmore - Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California

Emily L. Thuma - All Out Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence

Beth Ritchie - Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America's Prison Nation

Naomi Murakawa - The First Civil Right: How Liberals Built Prison America

Kelly Lytle Hernandez - City of Inmates

Joy James - The New Abolitionists: (Neo)Slave Narratives & Contemporary Prison Writings

Andrea J. Ritchie - Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Woman & People of Color

Saidiya Hartman - Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments

INCITE - The Revolution Starts at Home

Zoe Samudzi, William C. Anderson - As Black As Resistance

Mumia Abu-Jamal - Have Black Lives Ever Mattered?

Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women's Prisons