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 email@example.com if you have suggestions!
Violence & Transformative Justice:
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
#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.