NEW RESOURCES!

Images are screenshots of some of the resources. 

Images are screenshots of some of the resources. 

by Abaki Beck

We added many new readings and resources this week on responding to police violence, self care, racial justice, and other topics. Read them below or find them in the website sections noted at the top of each set of resources. Please email poconlineclassroom@gmail.com if you have suggestions!

Violence & Transformative Justice:

Readings:

For Peshawar, a poem by Fatimah Asghar

Field Trip to the Museum of Natural History, a poem by Franny Choi

Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide by Daniel Hunter - Amazon has a free Kindle download

When the Officer Caught Me, a poem by Nate Marshall

“Hands Up Don’t Shoot” Issue of Winter Tangerine Review

Resources:

#GetFreeWrites: Writing Prompts on Police Brutality and Racial Violence by the Dark Noise Collective

How Writers Can Join the Fight Against Police Violence by the Dark Noise Collective

Poems About Police Violence by Project NIA

Ferguson Response Network website

Communities & Identities:

For the Record, a poem by Audre Lorde

Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment by Patricia Hill Collins

Feminismos negros: Una antolgía edited by Mercedes Jabardo (in Spanish)

Disability Justice & Body Politics:

The Mighty - A website focused on the stories of folks dealing with disability, disease, and mental illness.

Self Care & Self Love:

Ode to Shea Butter, a poem by Angel Nafis

Twerking as a Radical Act of Healing, a poem by Danez Smith

This Body is Not An Apology - A website focused on radical self love of every body.